How we participated in the tender of Coffee House

    In July of this year, our Greensight studio accepted the offer of Coffee House holding to participate in a paid (which is quite unusual today) tender for the creation of four new holding sites (Coffee House, Vinaigrette, Asia cafe ”and the holding uniting them).

    Of course, we gladly accepted the invitation. The guys from Coffee House immediately suggested that we sign a tender agreement, which (which is again surprising) clearly stated that there should be a signature in the basement of the site with a link to the artist’s site. This fact further spurred us fully armed to engage in battle.

    At the stage of the competition, it was required to create two design concepts: for the Coffee House restaurants and for the holding. The main task for designers was to show that restaurant sites belong to a single holding. Of course, they also sent us some initial tender task with the requirements for the pages.

    By the deadline set by the customer, we prepared both layouts and our commercial offer, with which we went to present our offer to one of the holding's offices.

    The presentation, as it seemed to us, was quite successful and in a very friendly atmosphere. By the way, what can’t be said about some of our presentations for some large banks, where usually in the atmosphere of negotiations there was a spirit of mistrust and some inadequacy of the host ...

    By the way, here are the layouts we made for the tender.



    After almost a couple of weeks (against the promised couple of days), they gave us the answer that we lost, without any justification for our decision.

    It is worth noting that, no matter what, Coffee House paid for our participation in the competition (even if the payment was purely symbolic).

    We can only guess what exactly caused the rejection of our offer: the unsatisfactory concept or price of the offer. In addition, we are of course very interested in who won anyway (if someone suddenly knows here, tell me), because we don’t even know the names of our competitors (except that there were 4-6 companies in all).

    Upd: it would also be interesting to know the experience of the habrasociety community in such events.

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