Graduation Academic Dress Tender

Graduation Academic Dress Tender

Procurement for T21/19_Provision of Graduation Academic Dress for Anglia Ruskin University.

Provision of Graduation Academic Dress to ARU

Contract summary



  • Clothing, footwear, luggage articles and accessories – 18000000
  • Special clothing and accessories – 18400000
  • Special clothing – 18410000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 December 2021

Closing date

20 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 March 2022

Contract end date

28 February 2025

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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Please find attached documents relating to the procurement for T21/19_Provision of Graduation Academic Dress for ARU.

Please note the closing date for your return is 12 noon on 21 January 2022.

Tenderers must check that all the documents listed in the contents have been received by the Tenderer and are complete in all respects.

Documents that must be returned to us completed in full are:
20211216_Suitability Questionnaire
20211216_ITT Requirement and Tender Questionnaire Document
20211216_Sign all Forms_ RETURN with Submission
20211216_Pricing Matrix

As per question 4.2.8, please also include a copy of the hire agreement between your company and the individual student as part of your tender submission (if applicable)

Tenders are reminded that large electronic files may take time to upload to In-Tend. Bidders must allow sufficient time to fully transmit all files they wish to submit prior to the published closing time. Please see paragraph 1.18 of the Invitation to Tender document for further information.

End date for Contract Finder is for information only.

More information


Additional text

The tender is being conducted electronically using the Anglia Ruskin University eTendering system which can be found at .
To receive documents, the users must first register and obtain log in details. Existing users should log in to the website and express interest.

Delivery Notes

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are seeking tenders from suppliers who are able to provide academic gown hire services to students, academic staff and VIPs.

Our graduation ceremonies take place twice yearly across 3 different city locations. The dates may differ year on year but as a guideline may include.
July – 1 week in Cambridge
July – 1 week in Chelmsford
July – 1 weekday in Peterborough

November – 3 days in Chelmsford
November – 3 days in Cambridge
November – 1 weekday in Peterborough

A maximum of 3 ceremonies per day are held at each location. These dates may change in future years, or the number of ceremonies may increase or decrease. Notice will be given in the previous academic year of all dates for the year ahead, however flexibility is required.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Procurement Department


Bishop Hall Lane