Burnley Borough Council Public Relations Contract

Burnley Borough Council Public Relations Contract

This opportunity is to invite public relations companies and agencies to submit their proposals for a PR and communications delivery plan commencing May 2018.

Contract summary


  • Administration, defence and social security services – 75000000
  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security – 79000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Published date

09 March 2018

Closing date

06 April 2018

Contract start date

01 May 2018

Contract end date

30 April 2019

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




This opportunity is to invite public relations companies and agencies to submit their proposals for a PR and communications delivery plan commencing May 2018 with the potential to extend based on performance. The goal of the campaign is to position Burnley as youthful, cultural and intelligent in order to attract and retain people in their teens, twenties and thirties.

This will be achieved through deploying innovative approaches, bearing in mind the competition from existing ‘University Towns’ and also from many local authorities employing a ‘great place to work/live/invest’ strategy.

Burnley’s public and private sectors are committed to working together to improve, develop and market the “place”, to attract new investment, support businesses to grow and attract new residents to the borough.
Burnley has worked hard to change out-dated perceptions of the town, support new investment and business growth, promote skills development and training, and innovative ways of building on these early successes. Burnley introduced one of
the UK’s first Bondholder schemes – over 180 businesses from the local area have signed up, contributing financially or in-kind
to promote the town. Bondholders are committed to driving the Burnley economy forward, communicating its successes, and encouraging skills development which will give Burnley a strong foundation for future economic growth. In 2013, Burnley was awarded the Most Enterprising Place in Britain by the Government department BIS.


About the buyer

Contact name

Amber Corns


Burnley Place Brand Manager
Parker Lane






Other information


Further Information


Communicating Burnley Tender Document

Communicating Burnley Tender.pdf

The value stated in this notice merely stipulate the Council’s anticipated value for this work. This is provided to manage Bidder expectations in terms of funding available for this procurement. The focus here is that the Council will be looking to secure competitive rates. There is no suggestion that the lowest price acceptable should be interpreted as the ‘lowest actual value’ recorded in this notice.

Responses to any clarification questions received, and any further information relating to the tender process, will be published at the link above.

The deadline for tender responses is 12:00 GMT 6th April 2018. Please see tender document for instructions on the submission of tenders.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section..


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