Latest opportunities – university frameworks and interiors work up for grabs

We round up some of the key contract opportunities for designers – including design frameworks for a county and a leading university.


Kent County Council creative services framework

What: Kent County Council is looking to build a creative services framework, which will cover work including graphic design, marketing communications, artwork, audio/visual work, copywriting and video.

Value: The framework is valued at £675,000 a year over three years.

Deadline: 30 October.

How to apply: Visit

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman’s Office website

What: The Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman’s Office is looking for a consultancy to design a new website.

Value: £55,000.

Deadline: 29 October.

How to apply: Visit

Edinburgh University graphic design framework

What: Edinburgh University is looking to appoint consultancies to a graphic design framework covering print and related media. The university says: “The scope will not include technical services of web publishing but will include graphical, creative content which may then link to a technical service.”

Value: £1 million-£1.3 million over three years.

Deadline: 9 November

How to apply: Visit

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council design framework

What: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council wants to appoint to a print and design framework covering a number of lots, including creative design services.

Value: Up to £2 million over two years.

Deadline: 16 November.

How to apply: Visit

London and Quadrant Housing Trust interior design framework

What: London and Quadrant Housing Trust is looking to set up an interior design services framework that will cover shared-ownership and private sale developments.

Value: £500,000-£15 million over four years.

Deadline: 16 November

How to apply: Visit

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