Independent Media and External Communications Service Required
The objectives of the service to be provided are to: protect, sustain and enhance the IRP’s reputation for independence, integrity and transparency; provide the capability, as and when required, to establish effective working relationships with relevant local and national media.
United Kingdom-Leeds: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department of Health
2W53 Quarry House
Contact point(s): DH Procurement Services
For the attention of: Jacqueline Powell
LS2 7UE Leeds
Telephone: +44 1132545008
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dh.gov.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 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UK
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objectives of the service to be provided are to:
— protect, sustain and enhance the IRP’s reputation for independence, integrity and transparency;
— provide the capability, as and when required, to establish effective working relationships with relevant local and national media in support of IRP activity, and
— provide the capability, as and when required, to establish effective working relationships with local organisations and DH to deliver media and communication plans in support of IRP activity.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79000000, 79400000, 79410000, 79416100
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 225 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend for a period of up to a further 2*12 months, 36 months in total.
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.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT documents.
Please refer to ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any Framework Agreement/Contract awarded subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. Further information on transparency can be found at http://wwwcabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/transparency-overview
This procurement exercise will be completed via the DH eTendering portal (BMS) and tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must submit their response via BMS. The BMS reference number for this exercise is 59834. Tenderers should visithttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement to register and download instructions on how to respond.
If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Help-desk on +44 1132545777 or email@example.com. This help-desk is available 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holiday
The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: