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$1.7m print contract for Commonwealth Games

Monday, 04 December 2017
By Print21

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot, Borobi.

Four Queensland printers have begun work on a $1.76 million print contract for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in April.

The Panel of providers for provision of Printing Services for the event includes Gold Coast-based Fast Proof Press and Heaney’s Performers in Print, and Brisbane companies CPX Printing & Logistics and IPG Connect.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) submits specific print jobs to each of the companies before choosing the successful bid.

One of the companies contacted declined to comment on the process, citing a confidentiality agreement, but another panel member said work was already underway.

“They submit all the jobs to the panel and everyone quotes on it and then they choose. They’ve said they will try to share the work around and their decision won’t necessarily be based on the best price. We’re pretty happy with what we’ve got so far and some jobs are happening at the moment. We’ve done some large jobs and some small. There’s been a lot of quoting on things like brochures, handbooks for delegates, rule books and posters. Being on a panel keeps you keen but you have to pick the jobs you want.”

GOLDOC has signed separate signage deals, with Brisbane’s Dot Dash securing a $213,000 contract for signage services. 

Datacom Systems has a $107,000 agreement to provide HP Enterprise Printers and Software Licences.

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