Halton Council Advertising Services Tender

Halton Council Advertising Services Tender

Halton Borough Council is looking for supplier(s) to provide either: media buying services; direct provision of print or online/digital advertising.

United Kingdom-Widnes: Advertising and marketing services

2017/S 013-019405

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Halton Borough Council
Kingsway House c/o Municipal Building, Kingsway
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3033334300
E-mail: procurement@halton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD21
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.halton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1966

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Tender for the Provision of Advertising Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Halton Borough Council is looking for supplier(s) to provide either: media buying services; direct provision of print or online/digital advertising.

Advertising forms an important part of the Council’s overall marketing activity and is used to promote/deliver statutory and other relevant information about the Council services to the residents of Halton.

As well as offering the most competitive rates, the chosen supplier(s) should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of Halton, media specialism, provide comparative media analysis, advise on new media techniques and offer support in research, planning and delivery of advertising campaigns.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is to cover Halton’s requirements for the advertising opportunities including those, but not exclusive to those listed below: –


— Run of Paper.

— Four Page Newspaper Full Wrap.

— Recruitment.

— Listings/Classified; Public/Statutory Notices.

— Sponsorship.

— Creative Design concepts or amendment of existing supplied artwork.


— Button/Tiles.

— Banners & Leaderboard.

— Skyscraper.

— MPU.

— Site Takeover.

— Video.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 7
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Advertising hasn’t been done as a collaboration previously and will initially only be used for Halton, so the term will be 5 years in order to see if there is take up from other authorities and establish the framework effectively.
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/02/2017
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/02/2017
Local time: 11:00

Halton Borough Council, Widnes.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Seal removed on the Chest by authorised officer.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=191611.

(MT Ref:191611).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Halton Borough Council
Kingsway House c/o Municipal Building, Kingsway
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3033334300Internet address:http://www.halton.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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