Bolton Council to appoint design and print framework

May 9, 2012 by  

Bolton Council is planning to run a tender process to appoint a group of design and printing companies to carry out design work for the Council.

Bolton Council hopes to appoint up to ten firms as part of a new design framework, which will see these companies being responsible for all aspects of digital and print design that is carried out by the Council. The framework will have a budget of around £1.5 million and will run for three years.

A design framework is already in place at many councils and local authorities around the country, giving organisations the option to select the best resources for the job in hand from a dedicated, ready-made pool of experts and professionals. Frameworks can also drive costs down, something that is becoming higher on the agendas of local councils as economic times continue to prove challenging.

Bolton Council recently spoke about the plans for the framework, saying:

“We require suppliers who can assist us in communicating council business, supporting the development of Bolton the place, management of the Bolton brand and delivering key campaigns.”

As well as covering all aspects of design, the Council’s framework will cover digital media and print, which is likely to cover all aspects of council print work, from poster and flyer printing to business card printing.

Bolton Council has asked all parties that are interested in being part of the framework to get in touch and register their interest by 21st May 2012.