Bath and North East Somerset Council Graphic Design Services Framework

Bath and North East Somerset Council Graphic Design Services Framework

The Council wishes to establish a multi-provider Framework Agreement with a maximum of 5 suppliers, for the provision of graphic design services.

United Kingdom-Bath: Graphic design services

2019/S 133-327244

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Bath and North East Somerset Council
Guildhall, High Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Alison Thomas
NUTS code: UKK12
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Graphic Design Services Framework

Reference number: DN421284

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to establish a multi-provider Framework Agreement with a maximum of 5 suppliers, for the provision of graphic design services.

The appointed designers must be able to provide a high level of service, input and accuracy, ensuring the Council’s identity, reputation, quality and key messages are promoted.

The services required are for specialist and complex brand and design services across a range of media, requiring consultative input, creative concept and brand development, additional services such as copywriting, art direction, photography and possible graphic design for use on websites.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bath and North East Somerset Council are looking for suppliers who can offer a more specialist and longer-term marketing solution including, but not limited to work such as:

— developing a visual identity or brand for a new/revised service or a commercial service area,

— providing specialist creative support for behavioural change and campaigns including to increase take-up of services, consultations and engagements,

— providing marketing material of the highest quality to attract visitors to our attractions — including creative materials such as photography and video that can be used through social media — for specific projects.

These suppliers would take the council’s initial ideas/design brief and budget and provide an effective creative project design and materials to meet that brief.

The primary customer of this contract is Bath and North East Somerset Council. However, this contract may also be used by any local authority in the South West region of England. It may also be used by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, the Avon Fire and Rescue Service, the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England, the University of Bath, and NHS trusts in the Bristol area, a list of which can be found at Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Not applicable, the framework will not exceed 4 years

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/08/2019
Local time: 12:05


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement and commissioning manager.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Bath and North East Somerset Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: