Marketing Communications Services in Birmingham

Marketing Communications Services in Birmingham

The aim of this Contract is for the provision of Marketing and Communications services for the Ageing Better in Birmingham Project throughout its life.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Marketing services

2016/S 077-136852

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council
138 Digbeth
For the attention of: Mr Stephen Raybould
B5 6DR Birmingham
Telephone: +44 01216788825

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Other: Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)
I.3)Main activity

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Marketing and Communications Services for Ageing Better in Birmingham.

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

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The aim of this Contract is for the provision of Marketing and Communications services for the Ageing Better in Birmingham Project throughout its life, to raise awareness, sell the Project’s aims and achievements to a wide range of audiences, communicate and extract key messages, any areas for improvement and ways to spread learning. The key to any project or campaign’s success lies in effective communications with a wide range of audiences using different types of media. A sustained Marketing and Communications service is required to keep the Project and its various delivery aspects ‘front of mind’ for its target audience.
BVSC as Contracting Authority through this Contract aims to ensure Marketing and Communications services of the Ageing Better in Birmingham project.
Upon Expressing an Interest in this opportunity bidders will receive the full set of documents for this opportunity. Please note this is a two stage process and the only documents that require action at this PQQ stage are the Microsoft Word documents; all other documents are for information only and are currently in a PDF format. If bidders are successful in passing the PQQ stage and progress to the ITT stage these documents will be made available in Microsoft Word.
The deadline for the first stage of this process is 12:00 pm on 16.5.2016. Bidders can express an interest in this opportunity up to this deadline.
Clarification questions in regards to the PQQ stage can be asked up to the deadline of 23:59 on 10.5.2016. Please note responses to clarifications can take up to 2 working days; clarifications submitted after the deadline on 10.5.2016 may not be responded to.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342000, 79340000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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


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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 22.8.2016. Completion 31.3.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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)Conditions for participation
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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:


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


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

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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:



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