Editing and Production of Technical Journal for AHDB
Editing, Production, Publication and Distribution of HDC news, with additional requirements for up to 6 sector review reports and Growing in Britain article.
United Kingdom-Kenilworth: Crops, products of market gardening and horticulture
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
For the attention of: Sarah Jackson
CV8 2TL Kenilworth
General address of the contracting authority: www.ahdb.org.uk
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 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKG13
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)
This grower-focussed, technical journal provides levy payers and wider horticultural industry with news and features on AHDB activity, HDC-funded research and development, events, publications and news on practical advances in research techniques.
In addition, HDC News also presents news on non HDC-funded research and developments providing readers with clear and concise industry, scientific or commercial information from the UK and internationally.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
a. Bulbs and Outdoor Flowers;
b. Field Vegetables;
c. Hardy Nursery Stock;
e. Protected Ornamentals;
f. Protected Edibles;
g. Soft Fruit;
h. Tree Fruit;
— Include articles on developments in the horticulture industry including crop protection, political influences, an events calendar and grower interviews;
— Offer the readers a platform in which to communicate with contemporaries in industry by means of interviews, nursery/farm features and research priorities;
— First class understanding of relevant methodologies, technologies and applications;
— Ability to produce cost effective technical features and creative solutions;
— Ability to manage an efficient production timetable;
— Demonstration of excellent knowledge within the horticulture industry and journalism;
— Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and to provide coverage on commissioned projects and industry developments;
— Manage any staff and subcontractors involved within the process;
— Ensure that the journal adheres to HDC’s brand guidelines;
— To ensure smooth and organised delivery of the publication, whilst closely managing a relationship between the production team, printers and mail house.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000 and 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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.1.2)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:
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be requested as part of the ITT.
Details will be requested as part of the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be requested as part of the ITT.
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.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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
Date: 27.2.2015 – 12:05
Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement officers.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Dec 2018.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: