As part of the contract, which is currently being finalised by Department for Education procurement officials, Creative Choice’s services will be made available to all Government departments, non-departmental public bodies and the wider public sector.
Creative Choice was appointed following a tender process that kicked off last year, which saw the Department for Education (then known as the Department for Children, Schools and Families) seek a single supplier or manager of creative services, including design.
The consortium saw off competition from 39 other bidders to be appointed.
Creative Choice’s contract with the DfE is set to go live on 1 July and will run for three-to-four years.
Alongside Bell, Bentley Holland, the Domarn Group, Brass and Kindred, Creative Choice also features events consultancy Live Group, change-management group WCL, communications consultancies CDS and Crown, production company Take One, media group Two Four and editorial services consultancy Scroll.
The consortium says one aspect of the appointment will be for an online portal on which suppliers will be able to display their work.
Creative Choice says, ‘We aim to become the UK’s leading integrated creative services provider, through the quality, knowledge talent and unique blend of creative agencies we offer, all delivered through our robust and transparent management system.’