Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body of India under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India. BIS formulates national standards and also runs various certification schemes that enable an organization to demonstrate conformity to Indian Standards for various products and systems.
To have a single ecosystem of Standard Marks for all its existing and future Certification schemes which support each other and also the consumer confidence behind them, a Design Competition, calling for designs for Standard Marks for the various Certification Schemes of BIS is being held, for which entries are being invited.
For participation in the Design Competition interested persons are required to register themselves in the BIS website for which a registration fee of Rs.1000/- (including applicable service tax) would be charged.
Submission of Entries
1. Interested persons should register themselves on BIS website (www.bis.org.in ) for which a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- would be charged and upload their entries online in the prescribed application form (Appendix II) latest by 1700h on or before before 28 November 2014. A participant can upload multiple entries through single registration. The entry could be an individual project or a team project. Participants would have the option to modify the online design or resubmit the entry before the deadline. BIS website shall also not allow entries to be uploaded after the stipulated date and time.
2. A pre-submission meeting will be held on 30 October 2014 at Bureau of Indian Standards, Manak Bhavan, 9, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi wherein all the registered participants may seek further clarifications about the requirements of the competition and the details thereof. BIS would make available through Live web-cast, the proceedings of the pre-submission meeting with prospective applicants wherein BIS would give clarifications about any requirements of the competition. Queries and clarifications may be also sought through email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All such queries received upto the date of the pre-submission meeting shall be responded to. FAQs covering the queries raised in the pre-submission meeting as well raised via email shall also be put up on BIS web-site thereafter for the benefit of all the prospective participants. Live recording of the pre-submission meeting as above shall also be provided on the BIS website.
3. The entry shall be accompanied by a brief explanation of each of the Designs and how they best symbolize BIS, its concerned Certification Schemes and the relevant Standard(s) and clearly depict what they stand for. The BIS website would guide the participants to upload the entries as well as the explanation of the design. It shall also indicate the eligibility for the awards.
4. The designs to be uploaded shall be required to follow the following standards
a) The format of the design should be either jpg or jpeg.
b) The size of each uploaded design should be dimension 200X200(px).
5 The "explanation" of the design should be word document format or pdf format.
The selection for the designs of the Standard Mark and award of prizes would involve a two stage process.
(a) Stage I
In the first stage, out of the entries received, the following prizes would be awarded:
i) Award Winner : Rs 5,00,000/-
(Only participants who have submitted the designs for all the categories, would be eligible.)
ii) Category Awards (max.6) : Rs 1,00,000/-
(Participants who have submitted designs for one or more of the Basic Standard Marks or a complete set of Standard Marks for one of the two groups of Add on Marks, would be eligible for atleast one Category Award)
The winning designer shall also have to enter into an agreement with BIS to continue to design for any additional Standard Marks within a group (i.e. additional Mark for Management Systems, Multiple Grades & General Add on Marks) that would be required in future for which a fixed amount (Rs 10,000) would be payable for each such Standard Mark designed.
(b) Stage II
The second stage requires developing the modular label for product with multiple certifications along with the design book / manual which would require the drawings of Standard Mark in different sizes, its mock placement on products / advertising material / modular label design depicting various combination of certification etc. Each Standard Mark design should be in ten different sizes keeping in view that the same may be applied to a variety of products of different sizes (The dimensions are 2.5 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 40 mm, 80 mm, 160 mm & 320 mm). For developing the same, an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- will be given. The winning designer/recipients of the category awards would be given an option to develop the modular label for product with multiple certifications along with the design book / manual. In case, the winner(s) are unwilling to do so, the work could be given to other designers who participate in the competition and show interest in doing this work. BIS retains the right to assign this work to a professional institute/agency which it considers as the most appropriate for this work.
For developing the same, an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- will be given.
The winning designer/recipients of the category awards would be given an option to develop the modular label for product with multiple certifications along with the design book / manual. In case, the winner(s) are unwilling to do so, the work could be given to other designers who participate in the competition and show interest in doing this work. BIS retains the right to assign this work to a professional institute/agency which it considers as the most appropriate for this work.