The Prime Minister’s Office and the Leader of the House’s Office form an integral part of the Cabinet Office Estate. The vast majority of external mail services for the Cabinet Office are provided by Royal Mail. Commercial delivery services are used when a ‘same day’ service is required within the UK and for time sensitive international deliveries. There are no formal contracts with these companies.
Internal postal services are provided by the Cabinet Office’s total facilities management provider (Ecovert FM). Following a competitive tendering exercise, the Cabinet Office entered into a total facilities management contract with Ecovert FM in April 2002 for a period of seven years, with the option to extend by a further three years.