Policy for Ordering Design and Print
All requests for any design or print-related jobs MUST be submitted in the first instance to the Graphics and Printing Department at the Gatehouse.
Staff at the Gatehouse will then make the decision as to whether the in-house facility can produce the required product - it is generally in the University’s best interests that as many as possible of the job requests are completed in-house and this will remain the preferred option.
If the Gatehouse design and print your job in-house, as is usually the case, the work details are recorded on the database for shadow-costing purposes. However, only the consumable costs incurred in producing each job are actually recharged against the appropriate budget code with all labour costs being covered by the University.
On occasions when the Gatehouse are unable to do the work - perhaps as a result of job size, timescales or existing workload - the Print Manager will arrange for external quotations to be provided as appropriate with the full cost being recharged to the customer.
The University utilises a compliant Printing and Binding/Finishing Framework Agreement, Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC) and the Print Manager will seek quotations from all capable print providers on the agreement.