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Information for Communications and Print Service Providers

The Communications Procurement Policy protects and promotes the use of fair, transparent and competitive communications procurement practices used by the Government of Saskatchewan.

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1. Communication Procurement Policy

The Government of Saskatchewan Communications Procurement Policy directs communications and print procurement for government and its Crown corporations and agencies. The policy was implemented in November 2008. A one-year review resulted in further changes that were approved by Cabinet in October 2010.

In addition to the Communications Procurement Policy, tenders are also subject to:

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2. Registration Forms

Agency of Record:

To apply for registration with our office please submit your completed Supplier Registration Form along with three completed Reference Checks for each sub category your are registering in.   Once we have received your registration package, we will review your references and be in touch about your registration.

Communications Services:

To apply for registration with our office please submit your completed Supplier Registration Form along with three completed Reference Checks for each sub category your are registering in. Once we have received your registration package, we will review your references and be in touch about your registration.

Print Services:

To apply for registration with our office please submit your completed Supplier Registration Form along with three completed Reference Checks for each sub category your are registering in. Once we have received your registration package, we will review your references and be in touch about your registration.

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3. Communications Services Business Classifications

Agency of Record

1.1 Advertising Agency
1.2 Media Buying

Primary Research & Analysis

2.1 Qualitative – In-person
2.2 Qualitative – Online
2.3 Quantitative – In-person
2.4 Quantitative – Online

Interactive

3.1 Strategy, Information Architecture, Analytics Consulting, and UX
3.2 Web Design & Development
3.3 Mobile/Social Service Development
3.4 Full Service Interactive Agencies

Multimedia Production

4.1 Television Commercial Production
4.2 Video Production
4.3 Post Production
4.4 Sound Production
4.5 Animation
4.6 Media Duplication

Photography

5.1 Photographers

Design & Desktop Publishing

6.1 Graphic Design
6.2 Desktop Publishing

Writing

7.1 Writing

Event Coordination

8.1 Event Planning and Experiential Marketing
8.2 Audio Visual Equipment Rental

Marketing

9.1 Marketing strategy
9.2 Promotional Items
9.3 Social Media/Online Community Management

Communications Management

10.1 Communications Strategy
10.2 Media Training

Media Monitoring

11.1 Print & Broadcast Media Monitoring

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4. Print Business Classifications

General Print
PR 1C1 2C1 4C1 4P1
PR 1C2 2C2 4C2 4P2
PR 1C3 2C3 4C3 4P3
PR 1C4 2C4 4C4 4P4
PR 1C5 2C5 4C5 4P5
PR 1C6 2C6 4C6 4P6
PR 1C7 2C7 4C7 4P7
PR 1C8 2C8 4C8 4P8

PR precedes all these classifications

1st column is 1 colour, 2nd is 2 colour, 3rd is 4 colour, 4th is 4 colour plus.

Numbers 1 through 8 are size designations:

1 – 11 x 17 5 – 19 x 25
2 – 12 x 18 6 – 20 x 28 
3 – 14 x 20 7 – 23 x 29 
4 – 17 ½ x 23 8 – 28 x 40

Envelopes
PR ENV1
PR ENV2
PR ENV4
PR ENVSP

Numbers 1, 2 and 4 are colour designations
ENVSP = envelope manufacturing

Copying
PR HSC1
PR HSCC

Black and white and colour copying

Web Press
PR WEB
PR WEBHS

Cold and heat set

Forms

Fan Apart
Continuous
Snap Set
Special

Signs
PR LGFM
PR DISP
PR SIGN
PR WRAP

Large Format
Displays
Signs
Wraps

Direct Mail
PR MAIL
PR INSN
PR VDAT

Mail Prep
Insertion
Variable Data

Bindery
PR BIND SS
PR BIND PB
PR BIND SP
PR BIND COPY

SS- Saddle Stitch PB – Perfect Bound
SP-Die Cutting, Foiling, Embossing

Copy- Digital Bindery
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5. Online Tendering Terms and Conditions for Suppliers

  1. The use of the Sourcing iSupplier service is subject to the following Terms and Conditions and the Communications Services Procurement Policy, which contains additional terms and conditions. By participating in any tender, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and the Communications Services Procurement Policy and agree to be bound by them.
  2. Government reserves the right to select or reject bids based on its own criteria including competitive prices, previous relationships and quality of services provided. 
  3. Suppliers must uphold the highest standards of confidentiality in all dealings with the Government, and must keep confidential and secure all documents, data, information, electronic files, correspondence and other material provided by the client, unless the client has expressly consented to its release. Suppliers must ensure that all employees, agents, subcontractors and suppliers are bound by these confidentiality requirements. 
  4. All materials, concepts and files developed and produced for the Client, including copyright, become the property of the Government when paid for. 
  5. Government reserves the right to terminate contracts and purchase orders at any time where a supplier provides unacceptable quality, quantity or timeliness of delivery, or fails to abide by these Terms and Conditions, the Communications Services Procurement Policy or the RFQ, negotiations or PO. 
  6. You agree to indemnify and save the Government, its ministers and employees harmless from all actions, claims, suits, demands, loss and damage caused by you or your associates, servants and agents in the course of discharging the terms of any agreement and from all costs and expenses made, suffered or incurred by the Government arising out of or by virtue of your commitments or your obligations under any agreement. 
  7. Any personal information you supply to register as a user of iSupplier is collected solely for the operation of the service. You consent to the use and disclosure of the information for the effective operation of the service in accordance with the Communications Services Procurement Policy. 
  8. The iSupplier service is free of charge to users and is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Government does not represent or warrant:
    1. that the service will function without error, failure or interruption;
    2. the accuracy, completeness or currency of the materials posted on the website
    3. that the service is free of viruses or other harmful components.
  9. In no event shall Government be liable, and no action may be brought by any person, for any loss or damages of any nature or kind, including damages arising from actions based on negligence, contract, or any other cause of action, which arise out of, result from, or in any way relate to registration for or the use of or inability to use the service. 
  10. Government may discontinue, or suspend your use, of iSupplier at any time and for any reason, without notice. Government may amend these Terms and Conditions and the Communications Services Procurement Policy at any time by providing notice to you of the amendments using your most current contact information. Continued use of the service after such notice constitutes your acceptance of the amendments. The service is provided only for the purposes described on the iSupplier website and cannot be used for any other purpose. 
  11. No substitutions of listed items, and no subcontracting, shall occur without prior approval from Communications Services. Shipping responsibilities are as detailed on the RFQ or Purchase Order (PO).
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7. Access MIDAS to Bid on Tenders

Bid on communications, print, website and advertising agency tenders posted by the Government of Saskatchewan, Crown corporations and agencies.

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