UK-Birmingham: "Colmore Life" Magazine : Production, Design and Print

Notice Abstract
"Colmore Life" Magazine : Production, Design and Print Colmore Life is Colmore Business District’s magazine. We produce three editions per year. Colmore Life’s circulation is 6000 magazines per edition. The magazine is distributed to businesses in the District and there are also Colmore Life stands at Snow Hill station for commuters and visitors to pick up copies. Colmore Life started in 2009 as a four-page newsletter called “CBD Digest”. The first magazine format was issued in Spring 2010. The magazine was re-branded as “Colmore Life” in 2014. Colmore Life content seeks to cover business, lifestyle, culture and the arts and food & drink. The magazine has contained the following types of content: •Updates, news and features on Colmore BID’s projects and activities. •News on key issues affecting the District. •Interviews, news and features on organisations within the District. • Features on organisations outside the District. The inclusion of this is dependent on availability of space and on how relevant the organisation / proposed article is to businesses in the Colmore BID area. Featured organisations cannot be competitors with any businesses within the District. •Events list (lifestyle, arts and cultural events taking place in the city), reviews, competitions, recipes. The magazine is mainly an editorial publication and does not include any advertising or advertorials. Until last year, the majority of the interviews and writing was done by the Colmore BID team. Submissions from Colmore BID businesses or advisory pieces from experts on topics that are relevant to employees in the area have also been included. The Brief As Colmore Business District will be commencing its third BID term on 1st April 2019 we are amenable to the magazine having a new look. Colmore BID would like to appoint a company that will manage the production, design and print of Colmore Life magazine, we would also like the cost of writing the magazine to be included as an option if possible. The magazine is to be in a 28 page format, with a print run of 6,000 for each edition. The contract will be issued for three editions (Summer 2019, Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020). The contract is to start on 11th March 2019. The Summer 2019 edition is to be delivered to the Colmore BID Office week commencing 10th June 2018. The target budget for the contract is £30,000, which is to be inclusive of all costs associated with production (including copy writing), design and print of all three editions (including the purchase/licensing of any images). We wish to keep the name of the magazine as “Colmore Life” and are minded to use the current format of magazine. The appointed company is to carry out the following: • Create fresh concepts for the look and layout of the magazine, including types of content that can be featured. •Create a striking and topical cover for each edition. •Introductory meeting with Colmore BID team for each edition, where the draft content plan and cover will be discussed. •Create a content page plan for each edition and make any necessary revisions throughout the production process. • Create the production time schedule for each edition, taking into account when copy is to be sent to the designer, proofing dates, print deadline and delivery. •Produce an overall production time schedule for all three editions, showing the production start time and delivery dates for each edition. •Receive and edit occasional articles and images from Colmore BID team. •Provide printed copies of proofs during the first, second and third proofing stages. Content for Proposals Colmore BID is inviting submissions of proposals from companies to manage the writing, production, design and print of Colmore Life magazine. Submissions are to contain the following: •How you propose to develop the look and layout of the magazine. •Give examples of the types of content, features and themes you might include. •Submit proposed cover designs for the Summer 2019 issue • How you will ap

Notice Details
CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
Notice Type: SERVICES
1 Authority Details
1.1
Authority Name and Address
Official Name:
Colmore Business District Limited
Postal Address:
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Town:
Birmingham Postal Code:
Country:
UK
For the attention of:
Katy Paddock Telephone:
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E-Mail:
Fax:
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Internet Address (URL):
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Address from which documentation may be obtained
As in 1.1

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Completed documents must be returned to:
As in 1.1

2 Contract Details
2.1
Title
"Colmore Life" Magazine : Production, Design and Print

2.2
Description of the goods or services required
"Colmore Life" Magazine : Production, Design and Print

Colmore Life is Colmore Business District’s magazine. We produce three editions per year.

Colmore Life’s circulation is 6000 magazines per edition. The magazine is distributed to businesses in the District and there are also Colmore Life stands at Snow Hill station for commuters and visitors to pick up copies.

Colmore Life started in 2009 as a four-page newsletter called “CBD Digest”. The first magazine format was issued in Spring 2010. The magazine was re-branded as “Colmore Life” in 2014.

Colmore Life content seeks to cover business, lifestyle, culture and the arts and food & drink.

The magazine has contained the following types of content:

•Updates, news and features on Colmore BID’s projects and activities.

•News on key issues affecting the District.

•Interviews, news and features on organisations within the District.

Features on organisations outside the District. The inclusion of this is dependent on availability of space and on how relevant the organisation / proposed article is to businesses in the Colmore BID area. Featured organisations cannot be competitors with any businesses within the District.

•Events list (lifestyle, arts and cultural events taking place in the city), reviews, competitions, recipes.

The magazine is mainly an editorial publication and does not include any advertising or advertorials. Until last year, the majority of the interviews and writing was done by the Colmore BID team. Submissions from Colmore BID businesses or advisory pieces from experts on topics that are relevant to employees in the area have also been included.

The Brief

As Colmore Business District will be commencing its third BID term on 1st April 2019 we are amenable to the magazine having a new look.

Colmore BID would like to appoint a company that will manage the production, design and print of Colmore Life magazine, we would also like the cost of writing the magazine to be included as an option if possible. The magazine is to be in a 28 page format, with a print run of 6,000 for each edition. The contract will be issued for three editions (Summer 2019, Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020). The contract is to start on 11th March 2019. The Summer 2019 edition is to be delivered to the Colmore BID Office week commencing 10th June 2018. The target budget for the contract is £30,000, which is to be inclusive of all costs associated with production (including copy writing), design and print of all three editions (including the purchase/licensing of any images).

We wish to keep the name of the magazine as “Colmore Life” and are minded to use the current format of magazine.

The appointed company is to carry out the following:

Create fresh concepts for the look and layout of the magazine, including types of content that can be featured.

•Create a striking and topical cover for each edition.

•Introductory meeting with Colmore BID team for each edition, where the draft content plan and cover will be discussed.

•Create a content page plan for each edition and make any necessary revisions throughout the production process.

Create the production time schedule for each edition, taking into account when copy is to be sent to the designer, proofing dates, print deadline and delivery.

•Produce an overall production time schedule for all three editions, showing the production start time and delivery dates for each edition.

•Receive and edit occasional articles and images from Colmore BID team.

•Provide printed copies of proofs during the first, second and third proofing stages.

Content for Proposals

Colmore BID is inviting submissions of proposals from companies to manage the writing, production, design and print of Colmore Life magazine. Submissions are to contain the following:

•How you propose to develop the look and layout of the magazine.

•Give examples of the types of content, features and themes you might include.

•Submit proposed cover designs for the Summer 2019 issue

How you will approach the production management of the magazine and working with us

•The cost of production managing, designing and printing three editions at a circulation of 6,000 per edition. A breakdown is to be included.

•Examples of similar work for other clients, including examples of copy writing?

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Notice Coding and Classification
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Total quantity or scope of tender
3 Conditions for Participation
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Minimum standards and qualification required
4 Administrative Information
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Type of Procedure
The procedure type is unknown.

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Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority
n/a

4.3
Time Limits
Responses by 30-01-2019 Time 17:00
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Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up
EN
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Tender Submission Postbox
5 Other Information
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Additional Information
Please register as a supplier on the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.finditinbirmingham.com

Closing Date : 30/01/2019 at 17:00 hrs

(MT Ref:282659)

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Additional Documentation
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Publication date of this notice
04-01-2019
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