|Ref||BGG Intaglio Creative|
|Expression of Interest closing date||27/08/2021|
Request for Quotation – New Product Launch Plan
Intaglio Creative are experts in material innovation and have seen the market evolve over the past decade. Stretching our engraving learning’s to cover solutions on substrates such as ceramics, porcelain, zinc, granite and many others. Our primary markets are national retailers, interior designers, architects and like-minded material innovators who need a cutting-edge solution for their projects.
With many years’ experience in their respective fields, we have a team that excels in those fields, including, material sourcing and an understanding of current material trends, engraving process knowledge and highly skilled machinery technicians.
Out of that experience came an idea to help local organisations such as schools, sports teams, charities and others tap into a fund raising stream that until now has been the preserve of national sports teams and stadia – the personalisation of memories, tributes and association in a permanent legacy.
At one end of the spectrum are projects like the Father Time Wall at Lords Cricket Ground or personalised fan stones at major UK football clubs. These ‘super’ schemes generate £ millions from fans around the world.
At the other end of the spectrum, local clubs, teams, theatre groups and other bodies are hungry for funds, but this type of activity has been inaccessible, or only accessible via low tech methods. These organisations are sometimes charities or CICs operating on limited funds, but sometimes still need to cover significant overheads to ensure their facilities are kept to the required level for health and safety etc.
Our new initiative, Fundit Now.co.uk will provide an easy, straightforward process to bring the opportunity to grass roots level. This could be for sporting awards, fundraising initiatives, major milestones or marking the end of the season or school leavers each summer, for example. An easily implemented permanent, lasting legacy for individuals or families, at a reasonable cost that raises much needed funds for the organisation.
Intaglio/FundItNow is currently a small operation without the budget to recruit permanent sales and marketing staff. Once FundItNow takes off, this is likely to change however, initially someone with considerable commercial experience in sales and marketing is required to support MD Kevin O’Brien in driving awareness of this exciting new initiative.
The support required is to :
Provide input and add value to the existing thoughts (Launch Phase One) on marketing and messaging campaigns to organisations and individuals.
Production of brand consistent selling materials for :
- 60 second elevator pitch
- Telesales Scripts
- Word documents to accompany samples or brochures
- PowerPoint Sales Presentations
- On brand Social Media Posts
Two days per month (Sept Oct & Nov), for training and coaching existing team in selling to target customers (warm calls and prospecting for new contacts)
Capture feedback and learning from early adopters to enhance success of Phase Two activities in Spring 2022
Advise on the recruitment process and job descriptions for permanent sales people.
Intaglio expects to have the FundIt Now website ready for launch in August 2021 with a full on launch of the service in Sept / Oct 2021. The bulk of activities will be completed in September – November, with key learnings to be identified ready for the second phase of the launch in Spring 2022.
Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:
Sales and Marketing knowledge/expertise 30%
Experience in developing and launching ground-breaking
new products and services 15%
Appreciation of the potential for this new sector for both organisations
and the paying public 10%
Connections, influence and reach into the local community and
national sporting, leisure and cultural organisations 15%
Clarity of quotation 10%
Delivery Timescale 10%
|4 – Excellent||Proposal meets and in some places exceeds the required standard|
|3 – Good||Proposal meets the required standard|
|2 – Acceptable||Proposal meets the required standard in most respects, but is lacking or inconsistent in others|
|1 – Poor||Proposal fall short of expected standard|
|0 – Unacceptable||Completely or significantly fails to meet required standard or does not provide the relevant answer|
Proposals should demonstrate how they meet the requirements set out above, with significant emphasis on sales and marketing experience. Input is required in developing a launch plan and then hands on executional support is needed to make it happen.
Deadline and Submission
Quotations are required by 1600 Hrs, 27th August 2021 electronically to Kevin O’Brien at email@example.com
Date Published 17th August 2021
- This work is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
- ERDF Indicative Budget This work will be part funded though the European Regional Development Fund. The project falls within the *£2,500 – £24,999 bracket and therefore, under current Public Procurement Regulations, there is no formal tender procedure, but a detailed written quotation is required.
(*NB this figure is the ERDF regulations figure. IT IS NOT THE BUDGET FOR THIS PROJECT)
- Conditions of Tender
Please be aware that due to the relatively low indicative budget for this work (i.e. less than the current OJEU limits) there is no regulatory obligation for us to provide feedback if you are unsuccessful.
We reserve the right to discontinue this tender process at any time and not award a contract.
You will not be entitled to claim from us any costs or expenses which you may incur in preparing and/or submitting your Tender at any stage of this exercises. This applies whether or not your organisation is successful.