PR Support Contract 2017 – 2018

PR Support Contract 2017 – 2018

To provide a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases with figures, case studies and spokespeople.

United Kingdom-Darlington: Public relations services

2017/S 151-312906

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, County Durham
Darlington
DL3 6HX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Amanda McElroy
Telephone: +44 1915692830
E-mail: Amandamcelroy@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKC1Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cddft.nhs.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.cardea.nhs.uk/cardea/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=3754&Culture=en-GB
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of PR support for Fresh and Balance.

Reference number: SP1486

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79416000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance the North East Alcohol Office are Public Health funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their respective remits are to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and alcohol amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence.

While the exact scope of work from month to month may need to be flexible, Fresh and Balance are looking to work with a contractor to provide a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases with figures, case studies and spokespeople, handling time sensitive media enquiries, looking for new champions and evaluating reach and return on investment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 164 176.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance the North East Alcohol Office are Public Health funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their respective remits are to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and alcohol amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence. A key element of their work and priority of local funders is the delivery of all year round news and social media activity to ensure topical issues and messages to foster behaviour change are in the public eye all year round on the channels that people see, read and hear, providing a highly cost effective return on investment. This also involves building support for measures to reduce smoking and harmful drinking, and engaging and motivating key partners. While the exact scope of work from month to month may need to be flexible, central to the offering will be providing a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases with figures, case studies and spokespeople, handling time sensitive media enquiries, looking for new champions and evaluating reach and return on investment. The contract is for 12 months with the option to extend for 2 x 12 months. To express your interest in the opportunity please click on the following link https://www.cardea.nhs.uk/cardea/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=3754&Culture=en-GB Expressions of interest will close at 12:00 Noon 19.9.2017.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to account management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion – Name: Strategic approach / Weighting: 18 %
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to providing a campaign for fresh / Weighting: 15 %
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to providing a campaign for balance / Weighting: 15 %
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 164 176.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract has the option to extend for 2 x 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract has the potential to be extended for 2 x 12 months.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the relevant contract documents and other documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 19/09/2017
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

36 months subject to funding.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

To receive more information about this opportunity, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this opportunity please follow the following link https://www.cardea.nhs.uk/cardea/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=3754&Culture=en-GB.Expressions of interest will close 12:00 Noon 19.9.2017.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

CDD Services on behalf of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Centre for Health, White House Business Park, Traynor Way, County Durham
Peterlee
SR8 2RU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1915692830
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:

07/08/2017

 

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