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Carnegie College and Adam Smith College cancel design tender mid-process


By Stephen Lepitak, -

April 19, 2013 | 2 min read

Carnegie College and Adam Smith College have cancelled a design tender to create a new corporate logo and master guidelines for Fife College, claiming that they did not receive the appropriate response.

The Drum has been contacted by agencies which began the tender process and were outraged at the decision following the initial invitation to tender.

One applicant told The Drum they felt the decision was unacceptable: “Several weeks into an exercise that I would imagine agencies have spent blood, sweat and tears on, and they've abruptly cancelled their process.”

A spokesperson for Carnegie College explained: “We very much appreciate the work undertaken by several agencies with regards to the Fife College brand project. Having reviewed the tender documents in line with our procurement procedures, we feel that we did not attract proposals that met our specific requirements. We found aspects of what we wanted in a number of the proposals, but none that fully met our brief. We would like to thank the companies for their time and effort in making submissions.”

The tender was issued last month ahead of the merger of the two colleges to form Fife College later this year.

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