Print Management and Digital Print Solutions
This contract is for the printing, stockholding and distribution of printed items to multiple locations throughout England and Scotland.
United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed matter and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
Home Group Limited
Procurement, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Debbie Muscatelli
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912907640
General address of the contracting authority: www.homegroup.org.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations in England and Scotland.
The supplier will manage the printing for a diverse range of internal stakeholders (3 000 employees) with at least 200 regular users placing orders for standard items via on line catalogue both print on demand and to stock.
Regular printed items will include customer and stakeholder materials and a huge array of marketing communications literature such as magazines, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, leaflets and branded stationary and forms.
The delivery of large scale signage is covered within the contract and includes everything from single panel exhibition systems to large scale outdoor hoardings, promotional outdoor displays and office signage across the entire company. The contract includes the supply of standard and bespoke promotional merchandise to the organisation.
A key part of the contract is the digital print element. The requirement is to supply an online catalogue style system for internal colleagues to order products, either via call off or print on demand. A tailored system, which can be branded as Home Group, is also required. The system will be capable of offering a range of template items, which will vary in style, colour, font and copy across the Home Group suite of brands. It will allow multi-user access, deliver a value for money solution and offer quick print turnaround time. The system will be developed to support a range of marketing materials, including brochures, newsletters, posters, leaflets, signage and banners and will be capable of supporting the Marketing and Communications team to further develop digital self-serve solutions for Home Group colleagues. There is a strong desire to lead, invest and innovate within this area, ensuring that the team is continually offering the best self-serve solutions across the group.
The digital requirements also include the need for a digital photo library accessible to internal colleagues and external partners, as well as a digital asset library.
The supplier is responsible for supporting the control of brand compliance and guardianship, as well as stocking specified items and automatically replenishing and providing fulfilment (i.e. distribution, packing and online ordering) in a timely and efficient way.
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Description of these options: Up to 12 months extension
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of the economic operator’s personal situation, structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover, experience, examples of similar activities undertaken in the past 3 years.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 115-195877 of 15.6.2013
Section VI: Complementary information
Prospective bidders are required to utilise the provision of our electronic portal to download and submit all documentation associated with the tender. This portal can be found at: www.housingprocurement.com. Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help are available from the home page. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will then be available for completion. Queries from bidders must be raised within the portal where they will be answered accordingly, allowing total transparency to all other participating bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement/tender process and to not make an award of the contract and does not accept any liability for costs incurred in responding to the PQQ or invitation to tender. Save for any mandatory periods, the timescales indicated in this Contract Notice are approximate and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.11.2013