Communications and Media Relations for Heritage Lottery Fund In Scotland

Communications and Media Relations for Heritage Lottery Fund In Scotland

Providing creative integrated communications support (print/broadcast/social) for regular grant making and other potential news generating activities (e.g. project openings).

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Heritage Lottery Fund

Operations , 38 Thistle Street,

Edinburgh

EH2 1EN

UK

Colin McLean

+44 1312259450

eleanord@hlf.org.uk

+44 1312259454
www.hlf.org.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Heritage Lottery Fund

Operations , 38 Thistle Street,

Edinburgh

EH2 1EN

UK

Colin McLean

+44 1312259450

eleanord@hlf.org.uk

+44 1312259454
www.hlf.org.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Heritage Lottery Fund

Operations, Scotland, 38 Thistle Street,

Edinburgh

EH2 1EN

UK

Colin McLean

+44 1312259450

eleanord@hlf.org.uk

+44 1312259454
www.hlf.org.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Communications and Media Relations for Heritage Lottery Fund In Scotland

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

HLF is seeking a service provider that will deliver the communications support services in Scotland as

set out below:

HLF Communications Objectives

To promote funding opportunities and the positive difference that Lottery funding for heritage is

making for heritage, people and communities in Scotland:

To maximise positive profile for HLF’s activities in Scotland, accounting publicly for our work by

providing creative integrated communications support (print/broadcast/social) for regular

grant making and other potential news generating activities (e.g. project openings).

To recognise and create opportunities to promote corporate HLF themes in a Scottish

context, demonstrating the value of heritage in today’s society – these may be issue-based, proactive

opportunities, rather than news. Creative ideas here will be welcomed.

To provide communications support for outreach work in under-funded areas / sectors.

To demonstrate the positive impact and difference that National Lottery funding is making to

Scotland’s heritage, people and communities.

To communicate how HLF’s flexible and supportive approach, helps heritage organisations

address the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities which present themselves.

To demonstrate that lottery funding for heritage adds value to local, national and UK wide public

policy agendas.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=397978.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Estimated value of tender Up to £35,000 (including VAT)

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Key attributes

A speedy, accurate and creative approach to news and grant announcement process will be essential.

The ability to spot opportunities and develop creative ideas to generate coverage over and above

funding announcements will also be important. It is especially important that the contracted service can

produce excellent copy, be accurate and correct first time and above all newsworthy, reflecting our key

corporate messages. The service provider will often be HLF’s first point of contact for media on

contentious issues or for crisis handling in Scotland, and will be expected to seek advice and develop

responses promptly, working with us, even at times when they may not be working on behalf of HLF. In

dealing with funding issues, the ability to work tactfully and productively with applicants and grant

recipients, and the ability to maintain confidentiality around funding decisions ahead of announcement, is

absolutely essential.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 26-05-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
26-05-2015  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 22-06-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:397978)

5.2

Additional Documentation

scotlandprtender2015

5.3

Publication date of this notice

12-05-2015

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