Cheshire East Council reveals new communications framework

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Cheshire East Council has announced which agencies will be handling its communications, following a a bid process.

The council received 344 expressions of interest, following a new supplier engagement day earlier this year.

In total there were 37 bids for the contracts, which last 2 years, with the option to extend by a further 12 months.

“There’s been a huge amount of effort to put this framework together over the last six months. I am very grateful to colleagues in the communications and procurement teams for getting to this stage,” explained Councillor Paul Bates, cabinet member with responsibility for communications.

“This council wants to increase our engagement with all the successful suppliers to secure the very best possible outcomes at the lowest cost for our residents. Having this innovative framework in place will allow us to be more strategic in how we achieve this.”

Of the 8 lots, two have yet to be filled, those are for exhibition material and audio visual management, which will be re-tendered in November.

Lot 1 – Graphic Design (technical)

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Fluid

Fitzpatrick Design

JGM

Bare Bones Marketing

Smith Creative

 

Lot 2 – Graphic Design (contextual)

Bare Bones Marketing

Fluid

Kaleidoscope

ICE Creates

Cue Marketing

 

Lot 3 – Digital and Lithographic Print 

Rosehill Press

Interprint Swindon

 

Lot 5 – Digital and Social Media

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Newsquest

JGM

Cue Marketing

 

Lot 6 – Photography

Nigel Player

Aspection

David Finchett

Cue Marketing

 

Lot 7 – Videography and Animation

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Creative Moose

Media Four