Manchester City Council agrees printing framework

October 6, 2011 by  

Manchester City Council has appointed a number of printing companies to carry out their print jobs over the next three years.

The announcement follows a tender process to agree which companies are to be responsible for printing. The print firms will be used by Trafford Council but other organisations within Manchester City Council, such as Greater Manchester Police, will be able to use them for their print jobs too. These companies will be responsible for producing the council’s printed literature. This includes providing services like leaflet, brochure and poster printing.

Altrincham and the surrounding areas are not directly covered by Manchester City Council and so would not receive any of the newly-created printed communications. Cheshire East and nearby Lancashire County Council all has their own agreements in place but it is common for organisations like this to put large printing contracts out to tender.

Whilst large organisations like Manchester City Council use tender processes and contracts for large-scale printing jobs, many smaller local organisations find that they benefit from using a locally based printing company on a job by job basis. This gives organisations a degree of flexibility and convenience that would be out of reach with a contracted printing company.

The companies and agencies appointed to Manchester City Council’s printing framework will specifically deliver Litho printing services and will also oversee the printing of any promotional material. The tender process for new printing companies will be opened up in three years’ time to give Manchester City Council the opportunity to review their printing framework.