Comprehensive Marketing and Communication Consultancy

Comprehensive Marketing and Communication Consultancy

11 Lots. Lot 1 – Design – Creative Concept and Application. Lot 2 – Marketing and Communication Consultancy Lot 3 – General Photography for Marketing and PR Lot 4 – Specialist Photography Lot 5 – Filmmaking and Virtual Tours.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Marketing services

2015/S 138-254949

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Glasgow City Council
Corporate Services, City Chambers
For the attention of: Maureen Buchanan
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412872000
Fax: +44 1412879399

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.glasgow.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00196

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Glasgow City Council
Corporate Services, City Chambers
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Maureen Buchanan
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412878322
Fax: +44 1412879399
Internet address: www.glasgow.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Glasgow City Council
Corporate Services, City Chambers
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412872000
Fax: +44 1412879399
Internet address: www.glasgow.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Glasgow City Council
Corporate Services, City Chambers
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412872000
Fax: +44 1412879399
Internet address: www.glasgow.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Provision of Marketing and Research Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM34

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 85

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations seeks to appoint a framework consisting of several suppliers to provide a range of services to faciliate and support the delivery of areas such as High Quality Design, Marketing Services, Photography, Film and Virtual Tour creation and Research Services.
The Framework is structure into the following lots:
Lot 1 — Design — Creative Concept and Application
Lot 2 — Marketing and Communication Consultancy
Lot 3 — General Photography for Marketing and PR
Lot 4 — Specialist Photography
Lot 5 — Filmmaking and Virtual Tours
Lot 6 — Basic Design
Lot 7 — The Provision of Market Research Services
Lot 8 — The Provision of Social Research Services
Lot 9 — The Provision of Economic Impact and Development Services
Lot 10 — The Provision of Community Consultation and Public Engagement Services
Lot 11 — The Provision of Human Resource Research Services
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342000, 79342100, 79413000, 79961300, 73000000, 73110000, 79822500, 79310000, 79961350

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: ‘the Council will have an option to extend the contract for a period of an additional single 12 month period, not exceeding a total of 2 years. This will be exercised by the council serving notice on the applicant in accordance with the Councils Terms and Conditions’.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 18 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Marketing and Communications Consultancy

1)Short description

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations including Glasgow Life, deliver a wide range of services, events, products and general information to a wide variety of audiences.
The contractor will provide planning, creative development, project delivery and evaluation of marketing and communication campaigns as detailed in the specific brief for such services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342100, 79342000

3)Quantity or scope

The Marketing requirements may include but are not limited to:
— Strategic marketing planning including competitor analysis, SWOT, PEST etc.
— Media planning and buying including the negotiation of media partnerships/sponsorship for key projects
— Attendance at project meetings
— Copywriting and proofing
— Appointing and managing design agencies
— Print management including distribution planning, direct mail etc.
— Digital marketing including — email marketing, pay per click, search engine optimisation etc.
— Social media management and content creation as per brief
— Sponsorship activation as per brief
— Content creation and upload via CMS (content management system) for websites, apps, e-marketing etc.
— Regular reporting and post project review as per brief
— Ensure customer records are reviewed and updated as required via Customer Relationship Management system — Glasgow Life only.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Filmmaking and Virtual Tours

1)Short description

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations including Glasgow Life, deliver a wide range of services, events, products and general information to a wide variety of audiences. Film is becoming increasingly important in the documentation and communication of key information about our services, projects and events.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79961350, 79961300

3)Quantity or scope

— Professional experience of all aspects of film and video production including pre-production, location and studio production and post-production processes
— Production of promotional, documentary, educational films, interpretation resources, rich digital content and audio
— Producing and uploading short films and videos to social media platforms and ensuring they are search engine optimised
— Live streaming of major events
— Production of films and videos incorporating subtitling and BSL (British Sign Language)
— Production of 360 degree tours for key events and buildings
— Ongoing training and skills development of in house filmmakers
— The contractor should commit to a keeping abreast of new and emerging technologies for example, timelapse/hyperlapse photography and drone applications
Scope of Service
To produce a wide range of corporate and commercial films and videos including but not limited to:
— Live indoor/outdoor event documentation including
a) Major events, festivals and championships
b) Local community events
— Attendance at official photo calls and launches
— In house staff events and training videos
— Videography of facilities and venues
— General project documentation
— Working on collaborative film and video projects with key partners and clients
— Promotional videos for use at major exhibitions and conferences
— ‘Talking head’ style interviews and case studies.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Basic Design and Finishing

1)Short description

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations including Glasgow Life, deliver a wide range of services, events, products and general information to a wide variety of audiences. The contractor will provide small scale graphic design services to include but not limited to:
— Basic design/typesetting including brochures, flyers, posters, postcards, bookmarks, newsletters, stationery, ticket design, invitations, programmes etc.
— Resizing of pre-existing artwork
— Basic design elements for web
— Advertising design — newspaper/magazine, printed media, outdoor and online etc.
— Design for internal and external signage
— Design for exhibition systems, pop up systems
— Design for indoor/outdoor events including banners, flags, backdrops, screen content and general event dressing.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79822500

3)Quantity or scope

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations including Glasgow Life, deliver a wide range of services, events, products and general information to a wide variety of audiences. The contractor will provide small scale graphic design services to include but not limited to:
— Basic design/typesetting including brochures, flyers, posters, postcards, bookmarks, newsletters, stationery, ticket design, invitations, programmes etc.
— Resizing of pre-existing artwork
— Basic design elements for web
— Advertising design — newspaper/magazine, printed media, outdoor and online etc.
— Design for internal and external signage
— Design for exhibition systems, pop up systems
— Design for indoor/outdoor events including banners, flags, backdrops, screen content and general event dressing.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10Lot title: The Provision of Community Consultation and Public Engagement Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Community Consultation and Public Engagement Services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope

The Contractor must be able to provide services that support the process of consultation, engagement and involvement between the public and service providers. Contractors must also have the ability to support community development and capacity building.
Contractors must be able to provide:
— Qualitative and deliberative research services to engage with public and stakeholders
— Design, delivery and facilitation of community engagement and consultation activity e.g. focus groups, citizen’s panels, service users forums, public meetings etc.
— Recruitment of participants as required.
— Capturing views, feedback and intelligence; data processing and analysis, and producing robust reports with clear recommendations.
— The ability to engage communities in identifying their local priorities, resolving problems and service design, and to help build their capacity around relevant issues.
— The ability to design and deliver training, development and capacity building sessions, both for internal and external clients.
— Project management and client liaison
The Contractor must have the ability to engage services users and non-service users to undertake research.
The Contractor must be able to have the ability to work with a range of audiences and adapt their approach accordingly e.g. individuals with learning disabilities or those whose first language is not English.
The Contractor must have the ability to provide information in various accessible formats to suit different audiences’ e.g. plain English, video, infographics, and other visual formats.
The Contractor must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of service specialisms when submitting tenders, and be able to provide examples of previous work within the service area. e.g. visitor Studies, Audience development. in Arts
The Contractor must adhere to the Council’s Statement of Intent for Equalities when considering their response to the brief and delivery of all work.
The Contractor must demonstrate a clear understanding of the Community Empowerment Bill 2015 and The National Standards of Community Engagement.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: The Provision of Market Research Services

1)Short description

Market Research and Evaluation — The provision of market research services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000, 73210000

3)Quantity or scope

The Contractor must be able to provide market research services to provide the client with robust customer insight, business intelligence and opinion research.
The Contractor must be able to design suitable quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies to produce robust and valid customer insight data. They must be able to demonstrate they can undertake high quality data analysis and produce quality outputs.
The Contractor must be able to undertake:
— Survey Design and production
— Data capture via online, postal, face to face and mobile technologies.
— Data Analysis and reporting with recommendations as appropriate
— Project management and client liaison
— Service and product research and evaluation
— Market segmentation
— Benchmarking
— Primary and Secondary data analysis
— Desk Research
— Design Focus Group Topic Guides
— Facilitation of focus groups
— Participant recruitment
— Mystery Shopper
The Contractor must have the ability to engage services users and non-service users to undertake research.
The Contractor must be able to have the ability to work with a range of audiences and adapt their approach accordingly e.g. individuals with learning disabilities or those whose first language is not English.
The Contractor must have the ability to provide information in various accessible formats to suit different audiences’ e.g. plain English, video, infographics, and other visual formats.
The Contractor must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of service specialisms when submitting tenders, and be able to provide examples of previous work within the service area e.g. Visitor Studies, Audience development.
The Contractor must adhere to the Council’s Statement of Intent for Equalities. When considering their response to the brief and delivery of all work.
Examples of Previous Work
Large-scale quantitative face to face survey of Library Users.
Evaluation of Glasgow Young Scot Card
Press and Media Reviews and Clippings.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: The Provision of Social Market Research and Evaluation

1)Short description

The Contractor must be able to provide social market research to provide the client with customer insight, business intelligence and opinion research.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000, 73110000

3)Quantity or scope

The Contractor must be able to design suitable quantitative, qualitative and deliberative social market research methodologies to produce robust understanding of behaviours, motivation, attitudes and values of service users and non-service users. They must be able to demonstrate they can undertake high quality data analysis and produce quality outputs. The Contractor must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct evaluation and impact studies in order to gather further insight into projects, programmes or services.
The Contractor must be able to undertake:
— Survey Design and production
— Data capture via online, postal, face to face and mobile technologies.
— Data Analysis and reporting with recommendations as appropriate
— Project management and client liaison
— Service and product research and evaluation
— Market segmentation
— Benchmarking
— Primary and Secondary data analysis
— Design Focus Group Topic Guides
— Facilitation of focus groups
— Participant recruitment
— Audience development
The Contractor must have the ability to engage services users and non-service users to undertake research and evaluation.
The Contractor must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of service specialisms when submitting tenders, and be able to provide examples of previous work within the service area e.g. Visitor Studies, Audience development
The Contractor must be able to have the ability to work with a range of audiences and adapt their approach accordingly e.g. individuals with learning disabilities or those whose first language is not English.
The Contractor must have the ability to provide information in various accessible formats to suit different audience’s e.g. plain English, video, infographics, and other non -visual formats.
The Contractor must adhere to the Statement of Intent for Equalities.. When considering their response to the brief and delivery of all work.
Examples of Previous Work
Changing Behaviour- cultural and sports participation research
Accompanied visits and face-to-face interviews with museum visitors to temporary exhibitions.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9Lot title: The Provision of Economic Development and Impact Research Services

1)Short description

The Contractor must be able to provide economic development and impact and research services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000, 73110000

3)Quantity or scope

— Assessment of the economic impact of historic and/or proposed expenditure, policies and programmes on the economy of the city, the labour market, the physical fabric, and the social/cultural life of Glasgow.
— Project management and client liaison
— Economic development policy research; strategic and business planning; funding and programme appraisal, feasibility studies, and development of business cases.
The Contractor must have the ability to engage services users and non-service users to undertake research.
The Contractor must be able to have the ability to work with a range of audiences and adapt their approach accordingly e.g. individuals with learning disabilities or those whose first language is not English.
The Contractor must have the ability to provide information in various accessible formats to suit different audiences’ e.g. plain English, video, infographics, and other non-visual formats.
The Contractor must adhere to the Council’s Statement of Intent for Equalities when considering their response to the brief and delivery of all work.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11Lot title: The Provision of Human Resource Research Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Human Resource Research Services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000, 73110000

3)Quantity or scope

The Contractor must be able to provide Human Resource Research Services, to provide the client with reliable information into the experiences, attitudes, views and perceptions of staff.
The Contractor must be able to design suitable quantitative, qualitative and deliberative research methodologies to identify and explore workplace issues important to staff and the impact these may have on them.
Contractor must be able to provide and facilitate:
— Survey creation and design.
— Staff surveys using mixed methodologies including qualitative and quantitative to ensure all staff have the opportunity to participate.
— Focus groups into the experiences, attitudes and perceptions of staff.
— Focus group topic guides.
— Various consultative approaches, including in-depth interviews, deliberative forums and research associated with HR Policy development.
— Innovative ways to engage with hard to reach groups.
— Data capture via online, postal and face to face methods.
— Project management and client liaison.
— Data analysis and reporting.
— Benchmarking.
The Contractor must show a clear understanding of the organisational structure and demonstrate a flexibility of approach in the service it provides. They must have the ability to engage with a broad range of staff e.g. across all grades, pc and non pc facing and office based / operational.
The Contractor must be able to undertake high quality data analysis and produce high quality outputs.
The Contractor must adhere to the Statement of Intent for Equalities when considering their response to the brief and delivery of all work.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Creative Concept and Application

1)Short description

Glasgow City Council and its associated arm’s length organisations including Glasgow Life, deliver a wide range of services, events, products and general information to a wide variety of audiences. High quality design is fundamental to effectively communicating to our prescribed target markets and this can range from mass marketing campaigns down to one off or specialised/niche promotions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79822500, 79342000

3)Quantity or scope

The contractor is therefore required to delivery high quality design solutions including, but not limited to:
— Brand development — research, design, application and creation of brand guidelines
— Logo design
— Graphic design services for printed and/or digital products including brochures, flyers, posters, postcards, bookmarks, newsletters, stationery, ticket design, invitations, programmes etc.
— Design for web including design elements, pdfs, animations and digital publishing platforms
— Advertising design — newspaper/magazine, printed media, outdoor and online etc.
— Design for internal and external signage
— Design for exhibition systems, pop up systems, point of sale, vehicle livery etc.
— Design for indoor/outdoor events including banners, flags, backdrops, screen content and general event dressing
— Large format graphics
— Design elements as required for incorporation into websites, apps, e-news/e-blasts etc.
— Provision of subcontracted services as required including copywriting, photography, illustrations, animations, translation services etc.
Contractors will be expected to deliver against specific design briefs and should comply with existing brand guidelines if applicable. Designs should transfer well across both traditional and digital platforms
The contractor is not required to provide print and reprographic services as these are covered by a separate framework. The contractor will be required to liaise directly with the Council’s preferred supplier for print/production and provide finished artwork/printable files as required.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: General Photography for Marketing and PR

1)Short description

General Photography for Marketing and PR.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79961350, 79961300

3)Quantity or scope

Provision of Services relating to:
— Live indoor/outdoor event documentation including
a) Major events, festivals and championships
b) Local community events
— Attendance at official photo calls and launches
— Portraiture photography including:
a) Elected members
b) Staff photography
c) Board members and advisors
d) Celebrities/ambassadors associated with the promotion of key events and services
— General project documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Specialist Photography

1)Short description

Specialist Photography.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79961350, 79961300

3)Quantity or scope

The Provision of Services relating to:
Photography of facilities and venues
— Photography of major events and championships
— Art directed photography for inclusion in high end publications
— Photographic Studio Work.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in ITT.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in ITT.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed within the ITT.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(4) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests.
(5) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided
(6) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(7) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(8) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(9) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(10) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

GCC003640CPU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.8.2015

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.8.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.9.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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.3)Additional information

Glasgow City Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities. Under this procurement, the contractor, and its supply chain, will be required to support the authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
(SC Ref:406387).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Glasgow City Council incorporated a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract communicated to tenderers. This period allowed successful tendereres to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract was entered into. Such additional information should be required from the procurement officers(see section 1.1 of the contract notice). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breech of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.7.2015

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