Design groups sought for £20m UK Trade & Investment briefs

UK Trade & Investment is on the hunt for design consultancies as part of a four-year design framework covering work worth £20m.

UK Trade & Investment is on the hunt for design consultancies as part of a four-year design framework covering work worth £20m.



The Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform arm, that supports companies in the UK trading internationally as well as overseas enterprises, is seeking around 18 consultancies to provide a range of design services.



The contract, which will be divided into ‘lots’, will include brand identity and strategic work, product literature, exhibition and event design, as well as Web design, podcast, banner ads, interaction and e-mail design.



Each category within the framework is expected to have up to six consultancies.



Those interested in applying are being asked to complete pre-qualification questionnaires by 20 January.



UKTI says it will draw up a shortlist by February, with a maximum of 50 groups. One of its criteria for selection is to be the most ‘economically advantageous’ tender.



UKTI has headquarters in London and Glasgow, and employs around 2300 people, including those overseas in UK embassies, high commissions, consulates and trade offices, and in the nine English regions.



The full brief, with the reference number 315409-2008, is available on http://ted.europa.eu.

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