PR and Public Affairs Services Framework

PR and Public Affairs Services Framework

The purpose of this ITT is to assist ORE Catapult in establishing a PR and Public Affairs Services Framework by appointing a number of professional, reliable Suppliers.

United Kingdom-Blyth: Public relations services

2018/S 108-246163

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Offshore House, Albert Street
Blyth
NE24 1LZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Sheena Thomson
Telephone: +44 3330041418
E-mail: procurement@ore.catapult.org.uk
NUTS code: UKC2
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.ore.catapult.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ore.catapult.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Research and Development

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Research and Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

PR and Public Affairs Services Framework

Reference number: DN341497

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79416000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this ITT is to assist ORE Catapult in establishing a PR and Public Affairs Services Framework by appointing a number of professional, reliable Suppliers to meet their ongoing requirements for the following Services:

Lot 1: Public Relations / Campaign Support.

Lot 2: Public Affairs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Relations and Campaign Support

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79341400
79416000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC2
NUTS code: UKM8

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supporting ORE Catapult’s PR, marketing and campaign activity at a strategic and tactical level. Activities include, but are not limited to:

— Strategic planning and insight,

— Identifying media opportunities, writing press releases, interviewing spokespeople, drawing up target media lists, media target recommendations (national, regional and vertical channel trade press), reporting and evaluation,

— Campaign support through planning, scripting and storyboarding supporting material, and full campaign implementation,

— Social media – strategy, copywriting, implementation,

— Advertising – strategy and campaigns, design, liaison with ad-buying agencies.

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

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:

The duration of this PR and Public Affairs Services Framework will be for an initial period of two (2) years with the option to extend the duration for up to a further twenty four (24) months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Affairs

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79416000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC2
NUTS code: UKM8

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Strategic, logistical and tactical support in delivering parliamentary briefings and information dissemination in Westminster and devolved administrations.

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

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:

The duration of this PR and Public Affairs Services Framework will be for an initial period of two (2) years with the option to extend the duration for up to a further twenty four (24) months.

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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: 25/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/07/2018
Local time: 12:15
Place:

Inovo, 121 George Street, Glasgow. G1 1RD.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

ORE Catapult
Blyth
United Kingdom
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:

06/06/2018

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