Graphic Design Services Framework
Aston is looking to establish a framework of no more than 3 suppliers to provide with the core abilities to supply design, detail, advertising and social media advice and concepts to the schools and departments of Aston University.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Graphic design services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Contact point(s): The Central Procurement Team
B4 7ET Birmingham
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/astonuniversity/
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/astonuniversity/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aston University Campus Birmingham, West Midlands.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 44
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 800 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Aston University’s Marketing and Communication department have two full time, in-house graphic designers who use Apple Mac hardware and software including Quark Xpress, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop, managed by a Senior Marketing and Communications Manager. The University also has a web design/social media team of six people who work on a range of activities including web design, content management, Facebook and twitter accounts, and the Aston App it is envisaged that this framework is to support this team with overflow work and creative work over and above the services the team currently offer.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79822500, 79415200, 79933000, 79930000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
5.1 Invoices must state the official Aston University order number. In the event that this is omitted, a revised invoice will be submitted stating the correct order number and payment terms will commence from the date of the revised invoice.
5.2 Unless otherwise agreed in Writing, payment for the Goods and/or Services will be made by the Buyer in respect of each invoice submitted to the Supplier subject to these standards conditions of Contract, at the end of the month following the month in which the invoice is dated (for example: if the invoice is dated on 15th July the payment will be due by 31st August), providing that the invoice is received on a timely basis, unless specified otherwise on the settlement terms stated, and provided that a Correct Invoice is received.5.3 The Buyer shall be entitled to set off against the Price any sums owed to the Buyer by the Supplier.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: PQQ Technical Evaluation scored against pre-determined criteria as outlined within the Supplier Information Pack.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 Years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Some call offs from the agreement may be subject to ERDF or other research grant funding.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: