This is a retender of the previous print and related framework to make it more relevant to the print and design market by including digital alternatives, amended lot structure and social value. This especially includes more detailed innovation requirement and the need to deliver Social Value/added value to members.Below is the lot structure where print and design have been merged to create one lot where members can utilise both services or as stand-alone service e.g. print or print and design.
• Lot 1: Print and design
• Lot 2: Fully Managed Print Service
The general types of products that this framework will cover include but are not limited to the following elements:
• Curriculum Booklets
• Wall Stickers
• Basic design, artwork, and page layout
• Alternative formats e.g., Braille different language
• Digital Assets
|Lot 1: Print and Design||12||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Fully Managed Print Service||3||View Suppliers|
There are two options to engage with suppliers on this framework agreement: Direct Award (Lot 1 Only): This method can be used where all the terms and objective conditions (award criteria) are set out within the procurement documents to allow you to make a decision for award of the contract. This choice must be made based on the objective criteria laid out and you cannot introduce new or amended criteria. Desktop Exercises: 1. If the weightings laid down in the evaluation process do reflect the requirements of the Institution and if the prices / terms are sufficiently precise for the institution(s) to clearly identify who offers the best value for money they can select the best price for their requirement from the supplier price lists to determine the overall most economically advantageous tender by using the desktop calculator. 2. It is anticipated that a Direct Award may be used in occasional instances of urgent need and/or a one-off need.
For this purpose the Institution will select the best price for their requirements from the supplier price lists to determine the successful bidder. Mini Competition (single option): If your requirements are not reflected in the evaluation process, you are required to invite all capable suppliers on the relevant framework lot to submit pricing for your requirements. You will be able to adjust the quality requirements on the desktop calculator accordingly. This can be done each time a requirement arises or you can award to one supplier for a reasonable duration subject to performance and mutual agreement.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.
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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|User Guide||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
CPC are pleased to announce that our new Print and Design Services framework is now live. This is a retender of the previous Print and Related Services framework which expired early January.