Advertising Services Tender for Translink
To further enhance public transport in Northern Ireland Translink is seeking to appoint a full service advertising agency as strategic partner to implement a programme of brand marketing communications.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Advertising and marketing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Shehzaad Mohammed
BT3 9BG Belfast
General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/
Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 13: Advertising services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79340000, 79341000, 79341200, 79341400
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Options to extend for a further 2 periods of up to 2 years duration per period, at the sole discretion of Translink.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The Translink Group may make a call for competition at the end of the fixed contract period or after option(s) have been taken up; The Translink Group reserve the right to make a call for competition at any point deemed appropriate by the Translink Group and may make no call for competition should the requirement no longer be classified by the Translink Group as recurring.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Let’s work together:
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Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/
Participate in tenders at https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
For assistance using eTendersNI and registering your Organisation please contact the help-desk whose number is located on the eTendersNI contact us page.
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Please see section VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Please see section VI.4.2)
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: