Appointment of Design and Print Agency

Appointment of Design and Print Agency

Innovate UK have a package of requirements to support their brand development over the coming 24 months.

Contract summary


  • Digital printing services – 79811000
  • Design support services – 79933000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£90k – £180k

Published date

29 June 2018

Closing date

19 July 2018

Contract start date

13 August 2018

Contract end date

12 August 2020

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Thursday 19th July 2018 at 14:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

Please note : Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation “to apply directly to the buyer” as this is unfortunately a system generated error that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement

Innovate UK have a package of requirements to support their brand development over the coming 24 months.
The agency appointed as a result of this tender will take otheir updated Brand Guidelines and develop creative digital and print solutions to support the application of the Innovate UK and Industrial strategy brand. They will provide assets to use across our digital channels and offline. This will include design and print of web enabled PDFs, print brochures, social media assets and graphics and commissioned photography.
The agency will be commissioned to provide high quality design and application of key projects throughout the year.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS will be using the CCS eSourcing Suite for this procurement.

To register on the CCS eSourcing portal please follow the details contained within the Additional Information section of this notice.

If you are already registered on the CCS eSourcing portal and wish to register your interest in this opportunity please email;

Your email must clearly state:
• the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• the name of the registered Bidder;
• the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.


About the buyer

Contact name

Professional Services


Polaris House
North Star Avenue


01793 867005



Other information


CCS Emptoris eSourcing Portal

NDA5 Non-disclosure agreement


Appendix 3 – Brand Guidelines

Appendix 3 – Brand Guidelines.pdf

Bidder logging in for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time.docx

Bidder training

Bidder Training.docx

AW5.2 Price Schedule

AW5.2 Price Schedule – PS18188.pdf

ITQ Questions Document

ITQ Invitation to Quote questions PS18188 v5.pdf

Contract Terms

S2 – Services purchasing contract – PS18188 v5.pdf

ITQ document

ITQ Invitation to Quote PS18188 v5.pdf


All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

Responses must be received by the date in the bid documents.

Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

How to Register on the CCS eSourcing Suite

Full details of this opportunity can be found on the e-sourcing portal please follow instructions below. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing

Your email must clearly state:
• name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• name of the registered Bidder;
• name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Telephone: 0345 010 3503

Training documents to support Bidders to utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link:


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.