Design Print and Distribution of Magazine

Design Print and Distribution of Magazine

The ESRC is looking to appoint a company to take on the design, print and distribution of its on-sale magazine Britain in 2015. The ESRC will manage the production of copy to agreed word counts and timetable, the editing and the free distribution.

PS140057 – ESRC Britain in Magazine

Reference number: PS140057

Deadline date:31/03/2014

This deadline is for… The final date for the submission of completed bid responses is 12:00am Monday March 31st 2014 GMT.

Contract value:£154,000 – £160,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

 

Description of the contract

The ESRC is looking to appoint a company to take on the design, print and distribution of its on-sale magazine Britain in 2015. The ESRC will manage the production of copy to agreed word counts and timetable, the editing and the free distribution. Britain in is a magazine for a wide audience, showcasing social sciences around the theme of the state of the nation. Following a formal review in 2008 of ESRC’s corporate magazines and approval from the ESRC Communications and Information Committee Britain in became the ESRC’s annual newsstand publication. Published in early November it is designed to appeal to those who enjoy informed debate, current affairs and have an interest in social sciences and UK society. ESRC’s annual magazine was first published in June 2007; the 2008 issue was moved to its now regular slot in November. The fourth issue, Britain in 2010, was published on the 19 November 2009 at a retail price of £4-95. 50,000 copies were printed of the 2010 issue, of which ESRC distributed around 16,000 copies free to its contacts. In 2010, cover price was increased to £5-50 and 40,000 copies of Britain in 2011 to Britain in 2013 were printed and distributed to the UK newsstand. The retail distribution is managed by the publisher. Sales figures have dropped slightly year on year, but the decrease is proportionately less than other current affairs titles.

 

Classification of the contract

79970000 Publishing services

22458000 Bespoke printed matter

22213000 Magazines

22200000 Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Sara Slade

Organisation name UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

Address North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1FF

Telephone 01793867068

Extension number:

Fax

How to apply

Please comply with all instructions as detailed in the tender document. Please note that failure to comply with these could result in your bid being disqualified.