The Department uses a number of companies for different mail delivery services.
External mail is collected and delivered by Royal Mail. This is an on-going rolling arrangement.
For urgent deliveries of documents and for deliveries between buildings alternative suppliers are used. These are:
Urgent motorcycle or van deliveries by Point to Point under contract to April 2011;
Inter-Office deliveries by arrangement with Government mail services operated by Government Car and Despatch Agency, a part of Department for Transport. This is subject to an annual service level agreement renewable each October.