Network Rail PR Services Framework

Network Rail PR Services Framework

The awarded Supplier will primarily support our Property Marketing and Communications team in the creation and delivery of external messaging to help Network Rail achieve our desired market positioning and brand reputation.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Public relations services

2016/S 047-078960

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Anne Haedicke
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: anne.haedicke@networkrail.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Railway services

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

PR Services (7087).

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.

NUTS code UKI

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 480 000 and 960 000 GBP

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

The awarded Supplier will primarily support our Property Marketing and Communications team in the creation and delivery of external messaging to help Network Rail achieve our desired market positioning and brand reputation.
— This activity will support our external PR activities including proactive and reactive media relations, press monitoring and relevant external speaking opportunities. The Supplier will build a strong and relevant voice through external communication channels.
— The supplier will advise and support across government and public affairs for issues management relating to the key business objectives for Network Rail Property.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about 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 awarded Supplier will primarily support our Property Marketing and Communications team in the creation and delivery of external messaging to help Network Rail achieve our desired market positioning and brand reputation.
— This activity will support our external PR activities including proactive and reactive media relations, press monitoring and relevant external speaking opportunities. The Supplier will build a strong and relevant voice through external communication channels.
— The supplier will advise and support across government and public affairs for issues management relating to the key business objectives for Network Rail Property.
The Contract is for a period of 24 months with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods. Subject to contract terms, requirements and supplier performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 480 000 and 960 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:

As per documents.

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

As per documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per documents.

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: As per documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per 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

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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

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 entity:

7087/01/PR Services

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 31.3.2016 – 10:00

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.3.2016 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 9.5.2016 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Procurement Manager (or delegate).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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:

Any applicants who wish to be considered under this tender must submit an expression of interest via email for the attention of Anne Haedicke atanne.haedicke@networkrail.co.uk The email must contain the following information as laid out below and nothing else:

1. Full Contracting Entity Name, address and registered address (if different);
2. Company Registration Number;

3. Full name, telephone number and email address of the individual who will be the point of contact for any ongoing correspondence and to receive the PQQ document. Please note that the deadline for PQQ submissions is the 31st March at 10:00.

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Please contact the Nominated Contact by email in the 1st instance if you have any queries or complaints.
Your email should clearly state the following as a minimum:
Your organisation’s name;
Your name and contact details;
Tender Reference and Title;
Brief outline of your query/complaint;
Which part of the tender process the query/complaint relates to.
A 10 day standstill period will be incorporated at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.3.2016

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