Magazine Publication Contract – Highways England
To produce (and therefore continue production of) an existing Highways England monthly staff magazine for a period of 36 months.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
199 Wharfside Street
Contact person: Jonathan Payton
Telephone: +44 03004706153
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Highways England Staff Magazine 2017_2020.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Highways England would like to procure a suitable supplier that has the capability and capacity to produce (and therefore continue production of) an existing Highways England monthly staff magazine for a period of 36 months. Publication of the first edition of this replacement magazine will be required around mid to late May 2017, to ensure continuity of this publication. We are currently looking to continue with the current format of the magazine (as detailed in the specification document). Initially it is expected that there will be the requirement of up to 5 500 copies (subject to variation) of the finished magazine, to be distributed to various locations within England.
In addition to the production, the chosen supplier will also be required to assist the client, by providing all ancillary services associated with the final product (i.e. client interviews and photography for new articles, supply, design (including graphics where required) proof reading, and some editorial support).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The continued production of a monthly magazine, which is printed on 130 gsm ‘recycled silk’ paper, measuring 250mm x 210mm portrait orientation, in full colour, stapled and comprised of 16 pages (but with the possibility to expand) for up to 20 pages. The current requirement is to have up to 5 500 copies per edition (however this may increase over the term of the contract due to the current expansion of Highways England). Alongside the production of the magazine the supplier will be required to work collaboratively with the client and provide additional services that make delivery of the final product successful; Services may therefore include (and may not be limited to) client interviews and photography (for articles), the supply of all materials for the finalised product, provide expertise for both magazine design and production, proof reading including editorial support for the client and finally the final production (including distribution) of the finished magazine.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Details and instructions will be contained within the tender documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
This contract provision will be subject to performance monitoring throughout the duration of contract.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the e-Sourcing portal BRAVO (this is only required once):
a) Browse to the e-Sourcing Portal: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register.
b) Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
c) Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. To Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with your username/password:
a) Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
b) Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
c) Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender.
a) Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
b) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the e-Tendering help desk.
199 Wharfside Street
Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
Appeals must be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 no 5) as amended.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: