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Follow the money: latest govt. print & signage contracts

Outdoor advertiser oOh!media’s 10-year contract for Brisbane City Council’s street furniture business is the headline deal, but a range of other major players including Finsbury Green, IVE Group and Fuji Xerox, as well as smaller signage businesses have all won recent local, state and federal government contracts.

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oOh!media, the new owner of Adshel, confirmed that Brisbane City Council has voted to approve a new 10-year contract for an undisclosed amount. The Adshel brand name will disappear in coming months, following oOh!media’s $570m acquisition of the street furniture business in September.

Elsewhere, Finsbury Green signed a $3.5 million contract with the NSW Rural Fire Service for Print Management, Warehousing and Distribution Services, which includes printing and photographic and audio and visual equipment. The three-year deal runs until 30 August 2021.

Sydney-based print & communications business IMMIJ won a $1.98 million contract with the Australian Digital Health Agency for Printing and packaging services.

Computershare Communication Services has been awarded an extension to its now-$1.1 million deal with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for Provision of Printing and Mailhouse Services to facilitate Postal Voting.

The Federal Government’s AusTender site also posted details of a four-year, $500,000 contract between the AEC and CanPrint Communications, a division of Opus Group, for Division finder production. [The Division Finder is the official list used to identify the federal electoral division in which a particular address is contained].

CanPrint also picked up a $75,000 job with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for Editorial Publishing and Printing Services for business cards.

Canon Australia signed a $290,400 contract with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for print and copy services.

Deuce Design, based at Paddington in Sydney, won a $167,875 signage contract with Transport for NSW for Penrith Station Heritage Interpretation Signage Implementation.

Print Media Group scored a two-year, $220,000 printing deal for the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and added a contract worth $17,607 with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for the reprinting of Country Taxi Voucher Scheme (CTVA) used under the Repatriation Transport Scheme (RTS) in NSW (Veterans).

The Urban Growth NSW Development Corporation awarded a five year deal worth $207,900 to Fuji Xerox Australia for lease of printing equipment and related services.

Sydney Trains is paying IVE Group $297,000 for printing services; IVE also signed a $65,000 contract with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) for Mailing services. 

Signage & design firm TOCOMWALL won a $115,076.50 contract with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities for the Design and Installation of Signs, which was awarded under 'limited tender to businesses with at least 50 percent indigenous ownership.'

The Department of Defence signed a $48,147.92 deal with Signarama Fyshwick ACT for Signs with the new Navy Values to be displayed in formal locations.

Centre State Printing of Maryborough, VIC., won a three-month, $25,437.50 large format printing contract with the Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group. Adelaide’s Lane Laser Printers signed a $184,000 contract for ballot printing of industrial elections in South Australia.

A listing and outline of upcoming state, federal and private signage contracts available across the country can be found at Australian Tenders, but a subscription [from $39 a month] is required to access details. Alternatively, contact local, state and Federal government websites for more information.