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NHS City Health Care Partnership to appoint up to 21 agencies for marketing communications framework


By Stephen Lepitak | -

August 10, 2012 | 2 min read

The City Health Care Partnership in Hull is to tender its marketing and communication framework, with up to 21 agencies set to be appointed, despite only having an estimated overall budget of between £180,000 and £215,000.

The tender advertisement explained that the initial three-year-framework will be divided into four lots.

Lot one, for design and print services will see the provision of creative ideas and design along with associated print of posters, leaflets, patient information and other marketing materials.

Lot two, for print, will mean the provision of stock printing services, including the printing of corporate templates and stationary.

Lot three will be for merchandise, and will see the applicant provide

The fourth lot, for marketing, will see the provision marketing support, including planning, campaign, social media, advertising and public relations.

An option to extend the framework agreement by a year, following the expiry of the three-year agreement on 31 October 2015 is also included.

The tender advertisement claims that within the design and print lot, for the last two years, 10 per cent of the spend was above £1,000 for a single job, and that spend was between £50,000 and £60,000.

The print lot saw 90 per cent of spend under £500 for a single job, with an overall spend of between £10,000 and £20,000.

The Merchandise Lot saw the average single order maximum spend of £3,000, overall spendinging between £40,000 and £46,000.

Meanwhile, the marketing budget saw its average maximum single order spend at £25,000, having spent between £90,000 and £98,000.

Requests to participate in the tender should be received by 15 August, with invitations to tender to be dispatched on 27 August.

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