Independent Media and External Communications Service Required

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

2015/S 054-094799

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132545008
E-mail: supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Health

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:

Independent media and external communications service for the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Independent media and external communications service for the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.
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)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

The contract shall be let for an initial period of 12 months with the option to extend as set out in II 2.2 below. It shall be let as one lot as it is inappropriate to split this service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 225 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
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

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Company or other Guarantees maybe required in certain circumstances. Further details will be included in the Invitation to Tender.

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

See Invitation to Tender for further details.

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: no
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: Please refer to ITT documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

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

59834 – IPR Media

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

no

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

17.4.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

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 supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. 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)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
The Strand
London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.3.2015

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