Marketing and Public Relations Tender
Worker wishes to engage suitably qualified business partners to provide marketing support for our employability services including developing marketing campaigns, planning, advertising.
United Kingdom-Giffnock: Marketing management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
East Renfrewshire Council
Eastwood HQ, Eastwood Park
Contact point(s): Chief Executives
For the attention of: Mary Harvey-Welsh
G46 6UG Giffnock
Telephone: +44 1415773669
Fax: +44 1415773091
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00183
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.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 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Renfrewshire.
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
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 260 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
For the past 4 years the council has been working with external business partner (sole provider) through a commissioning framework to deliver employability services across East Renfrewshire with extremely positive results in terms of clients engaged and positive outcomes achieved. The activity of business partners has been closely integrated into the work of our employability staff and the framework has resulted in developing strong and effective relationships and allowed our partners to take a longer term, more settled approach to delivery.
Specifically we are looking to work with business partners to provide marketing services for our employability activity to begin December 2015.
Successful business partners will be based in the Barrhead Foundry as a minimum at least 1 day per week and be an integral part of our employability team; clients and employers should not see any distinction between staff directly employed by ERC and business partner staff and all services should be promoted and branded as ERC activity.
Please note that all activity being procured is being part-financed through the European Structural Funds 2014-2020 Programmes via the European Social Fund
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 4680 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.
For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf
If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Community Benefits are included as part of this contract and has a minimum of 40 community benefits attributed to this contract. Bidders responding to this opportunity will be required to confirm their compliance in order for their bid to be considered further. Should you advise that you are unwilling to confirm compliance your bid will be removed from this exercise without further consultation.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
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.3.4)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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The European Structural Funds 2014-2020 Programmes via the European Social Fund.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Council HQ, Eastwood Park
G46 6UG Giffnock
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: