Government Contract | Virginia
Printing of The Breeze

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000497892

Bid Title: Printing of The Breeze

Agency Bid No. Title: DMS-906

Received Date: 02/29/2016

Close Date: 03/22/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals from qualified sources toenter into a contract to provide printing of The Breeze, the student newspaper at James MadisonUniversity (JMU), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Initial contract shall be for one (1) yearwith an option to renew for five additional one-year periods.II. BACKGROUNDThe Breeze is the nationally recognized student newspaper at James Madison University. The Breezepublishes online every day but in print once a week on Thursdays. The Breeze staff is made up of morethan 50 students who run the newsroom and who have a key role in advertising sales and design. TheBreeze has support from two full-time professionals: a general manager and an office manager. TheBreeze also employs a part-time professional advertising manager and a part-time office assistant.During the course of each academic year, The Breeze publishes 30 or so regular editions each Thursdayand about a half dozen special editions, which are either placed inside the regular edition or published onMondays as stand-alone publications. The Breeze usually publishes between 12 and 16 pages per edition,but this varies based on advertising sales and the amount of editorial content.The Breeze has been a broadsheet publication, but in 2016-17 is considering transitioning to a tabloid orother size and seeks input from potential contractors on available sizes, prices and color options.The Breeze has been recognized in Virginia and nationally as one of the top newspapers of its size.

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Product Code: 96659

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: James Madison University

State: Virginia

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Dana Simmers 752 Ott Street, Wine Price Bldg., First Floor, Suite 1023, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22807

Phone: 540-568-5113

Fax: 540-568-7935




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