Creative Services Framework for Kent County Council

Creative Services Framework for Kent County Council

6 Lots.  Lot 1: Marketing Communications and Related Services. Supplier(s) to provide effective, creative agency marketing campaigns and communication services to deliver tailored marketing communication solutions. Lot 2: Creative Artwork and Related Services. Supplier(s) to be experienced in delivering artwork and artwork files for print, online, large format and exhibitions.

 

Kent County Council
SS14 101 Creative Services Framework
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Background

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.

The Opportunity

This requirement is for a Creative Services Framework within the Strategic and Corporate Services Directorate.

The Council’s External Communications Team are looking to implement a Multi-Supplier ‘Creative Services Framework’ with the purpose of extending the range of creative skills and services available to the Council.

The External Communication Team is responsible for planning, developing and delivering a wide range of marketing and communications activities for the Council. By establishing a wider ‘Creative Services Framework’, the External Communications Team seek to have access to both in-house and external expertise to the Council’s benefit. At the same time, it will enable the Council to retain a single consistent voice to customers and residents, and ensure that all messages have maximum impact while being delivered in the most cost-effective way.

The Framework will help the team to access the required resources and capacity needed to meet demand in a way that is in keeping with Facing the Challenge  and the Councils strategic drive to become a Commissioning Authority. The Framework will be used on a ‘call off’ basis so suppliers can deliver creative focused projects as and when required.

The Services have been divided into Lots. Tenderers are invited to bid for all or any of the following Lots:                  

Lot 1: Marketing Communications and Related Services

Supplier(s) to provide effective, creative agency marketing campaigns and communication services to deliver tailored marketing communication solutions.

Lot 2: Creative Artwork and Related Services

Supplier(s) to be experienced in delivering artwork and artwork files for print, online, large format and exhibitions. This Lot requires a wide range of materials to include: long copy documents and reports (building graphs, charts and tables), leaflets, posters, newspaper adverts, way-finding, and to follow style across any printed material.

Lot 3: Graphic Design and Related Services

Supplier(s) to be experienced in graphic design and branding. Requirements on this Lot will include branding for partner organisations, individual project design styling (exhibitions and events, long copy documents and reports with graphs, charts and tables), campaign design styling (online, leaflets, posters, newspaper adverts), and way-finding.

Lot 4: Audio Visual Equipment and Related Services

Supplier(s) will be responsible for delivering Audio Visual services with the latest event technology and practices for a wide range of large and small events for the Council.

Lot 5: Copywriting and Related Services

Supplier(s) to provide effective copywriting, editing and proof reading services, meeting Plain English and other requirements set out in The Kent County Council’s accessibility Standards.

Lot 6: Video and Related Services

Supplier(s) to be experienced in providing film, video and related services for online delivery, events and DVD media. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation.

Expression of Interest and Tender Process

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you’ve received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest.

You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.

Questions and Communication

Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this advert.

Contact:
Miss Elizabeth Wheable
Email Address:
elizabeth.wheable@kent.gov.uk
Telephone:
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Address:
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/02/2016
31/01/2019
23/09/2015 15:33
30/10/2015 12:00
Other Information
36 (months)
12 (months)
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Contract Attachment(s)
Attached/Link Name Size Date Uploaded
Kent Business Portal – Supplier Guidance.pdf 2Mb 12/06/2015

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