Bulk drop delivery of 'The Londoner' to Tube and Bus Stations

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
One London Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the latest Mayor's Decision List, there's this item -


1. To seek a single quote from Associated Newspapers Ltd for the provision of bulk drop delivery and distribution services for the Londoner in London Underground ticket halls and bus depots.

2. A waiver from the contracts code requiring five quotes for an estimated contract value in excess of £25,000 in relation to the above procurement.

The estimated total cost of this contract is £26,910 and will be met from the 2007/08 Londoner budget subject to the annual budget process for 2007/08.

Can you please state -

1. How many copies of The Londoner are involved, and over how long? 2. Which stations are involved? 3. What is the frequency of the drops? 4. Why was the waiver necessary?


Answer for Bulk drop delivery of 'The Londoner' to Tube and Bus Stations

Answer for Bulk drop delivery of 'The Londoner' to Tube and Bus Stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

1. Around 40,000 copies of each edition are distributed in this way.2. Aldgate East, Angel, Balham, Bethnal Green, Bond Street, Camden Town, Canary Wharf, Clapham Common, Elephant & Castle, Finsbury Park , Hammersmith (District), Hammersmith (H&C), High Barnet, Highgate, Liverpool Street, Mile End, Old Street, Seven Sisters, Shepherds Bush (Central), Shepherds Bush (H&C), Stratford, Tooting Broadway, Vauxhall, Victoria, Walthamstow Central, Waterloo, Wembley Park , Willesden Green, Wimbledon, Wood Green, Acton Town, Bounds Green, Bow Road, Earls court, East Ham, Edgware, Finchley Rd, Fulham Broadway, Golders Green, Hampstead, Harrow on the Hill, Heathrow T 123, High St Kensington, Highbury & Islington, Kilburn, Leytonstone, Manor House, North Greenwich, Northfields, Notting Hill Gate, Paddington, Plaistow, South Kensington, Whitechapel, Woodford, Edgware Bus station, Harrow on the Hill Bus station, Walthamstow Bus station, Stratford Bus station, Hounslow East Bus station, Hammersmith Bus station.3. Ten over the course of the financial year.4. The waiver was necessary because only one quote was sought. This is because Associated Newspapers is the only company who can provide the required services to the Greater London Authority.