Appointment of an Advertising and Design Agency
1. Campaign related above and below the line advertising – media planning and buying, advertising, production, print, promotions, tactical activity, event promotions and strategic alliances (this list is not exhaustive).
United Kingdom-Belfast: Advertising and marketing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
St Anne’s Court 59 North Street Belfast
Contact point(s): email@example.com
BT1 1NB Belfast
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
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 competitive dialogue and 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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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 UKN0
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)
1. Campaign related above and below the line advertising – media planning and buying, advertising, production, print, promotions, tactical activity, event promotions and strategic alliances (this list is not exhaustive)
2. Digital marketing to include SEO, PPC, and digital campaigns
3. Design and print of a wide variety of collateral and promotional material TNI currently have a Marketing Services Design Contract in place. That service will automatically transfer to this contract from the 26.3.2016. The appointed Contractor must be capable of managing a contract of this scale, not only in terms of duration and value but also in terms of strategic importance to TNI, the range of issues to be addressed and the accountability that comes with a contract of this nature. All budgets are subject to ministerial approval. No guarantee is given to the level and value of the work to be placed throughout the lifetime of the contract awarded. All aspects are subject to the availability of funds and to the continuing assessment of business need.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79340000, 79341000, 79341400, 79342200, 79342000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 14 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Initial period of 2 years with option to extend for 2 further periods of 1 year each.
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
Description of particular conditions: The successful Contractor’s performance on this Contract will be managed as per specification and regularly monitored.
Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and this Contract may be terminated.
The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.
In order to pass the Selection Stage, Tenderers must demonstrate through the use of example(s) of project(s) carried out within the last 3 years that their company has the necessary experience of delivery of Advertising and Design as described in Schedule 1 — Specification Schedule. Maximum of 3 examples.
Details of the methodology for managing the delivery of the contract(s) including what systems and processes were/ are in place and how sub-contractors were managed (if applicable).
Examples should include work which demonstrates tenderers’ ability to address the brief, are within budget, produce results and have been managed effectively.
Examples of project(s) submitted must be full bursts of campaigns which have been evaluated. This must include;
— Name of the contract awarded and contract reference,
— Customer name and address,
— Date awarded,
— Brief description of the scope of the contract and services required.
Examples should clearly outline experience in the following core competencies:
— Strategic Direction and Strategic Planning;
— Media Direction;
— Creative Direction; and
— Account Direction.
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: