Magazine Production and Mailing Contract – Historic Scotland

Magazine Production and Mailing Contract – Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland require a full design, editorial, advertising, and print production service for our membership magazines. 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Magazines

2018/S 146-334675

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316688866
E-mail: beth.shackley@hes.scot
Fax: +44 1316688877
NUTS code: UKM75
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Non-Departmental Public Body

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Conservation, Built Heritage and Tourism

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Production and Mailing of Historic Scotland Membership Magazine

Reference number: HES/C/3847

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22213000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Historic Scotland require a full design, editorial, advertising, and print production service for our membership magazines. These are full colour, 60-page quarterly, publications, with a current print run of 74 000. The Supplier will work with Historic Environment Scotland staff to develop editorial content and commission feature material from experts. The successful supplier will also manage the mail out of the magazine and inserts to Historic Scotland members.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 360 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22213000
22000000
79970000
79570000
79341000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Historic Scotland require a full design, editorial, advertising, and print production service for our membership magazines. These are full colour, 60-page quarterly, publications, with a current print run of 74 000.

The Supplier will work with Historic Environment Scotland staff to develop editorial content and commission feature material from experts.

The successful supplier will also manage the mail out of the magazine and inserts to Historic Scotland members.

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

Value excluding VAT: 360 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There will be two (2) options to extend for an additional 24 months (2 years). The maximum contract period will therefore be six (6) years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

On completion of the evaluation process, HES will invite to tender those who have the highest scores. The estimated number is five tenderers, however this may vary depending on the range of submissions and scores achieved.

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

Estimated value is provided for the initial 2 year contract period.

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

HES use Scotbis, an independent provider of business credit reports, to assess the financial standing of tenderers. The overall aim of this assessment is to ensure, as far as possible, that any potential supplier will not have financial difficulties that endanger their ability to perform the Contract. If financial information cannot be gained from that source Historic Environment Scotland will request that you provide full audited accounts for the last full financial year. If Suppliers cannot provide any of the assurances as detailed above, and it is determined by HES that your financial strength is not adequate, then your company may not pass the financial evaluation. If you can provide the assurances as detailed above, HES may explore these options with you before determining whether your company can be taken forward in this procurement exercise. Bank details may also be sought to support the above.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 03/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/09/2018

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

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)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:

The contract will be re-advertised in 2025, dependent upon extensions being granted.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

With reference to ESPD (Scotland) question 4B.5, it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain, prior to commencing any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

— Employers (compulsory) Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP

— Public Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=551885

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:551885)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=551885

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316688866
Fax: +44 1316688877Internet address: http://historicenvironment.scot
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:

31/07/2018

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