Press Cutting Service for Scottish Information Commissioner

Press Cutting Service for Scottish Information Commissioner

For the purposes of the press cutting service, SIC is interested only in receiving stories which relate to Scotland’s FOI legislation or Scottish affairs.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road,

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

UK

Liz Brown

+44 1334464610

+44 1334464611
www.itspublicknowledge.info
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road,

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

UK

Liz Brown

+44 1334464610

enquiries@itspublicknowledge.info

+44 1334464611
www.itspublicknowledge.info

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road,

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

UK

Liz Brown

+44 1334464610

enquiries@itspublicknowledge.info

+44 1334464611
www.itspublicknowledge.info

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Press Cutting Service

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) currently receives press cuttings on a daily basis, with Monday’s edition covering the weekend’s stories. Cuttings are currently received each business day by 8:30am.

For the purposes of the press cutting service, SIC is interested only in receiving stories which relate to Scotland’s FOI legislation or Scottish affairs.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=402301.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

199999 other Facilities and Management Services

140 Tayside, Central & Fife

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

1. SIC wishes to receive a cut of every story where an article contains one or more of the following key words:

(i)“Scottish Information Commissioner”

(ii)“Rosemary Agnew”

2.SIC requires cuts only of the two most prominent stories which appear where the story relates specifically to Scotland, Scottish issues or a Scottish public authority and contains one of the following key words:

(iii)“Freedom of Information”

(iv)“FOI”

(v)“Environmental Information Regulations”

(vi)“INSPIRE Regulations”

3.For reference, “two most prominent” stories means that where there are a number of stories about the same issue on any given day, the service provider will provide SIC with what it considers to be the two most important stories covering that issue.

4.Stories should be obtained from the following sources:

(i)All Scottish national dailies and weeklies (including Sundays)

(ii)All UK national dailies and weeklies (including Sundays)

(iii)All Scottish editions of national press dailies and weeklies (including Sundays)

(iv)All Scottish regional and local press dailies and weeklies (including Sundays)

5.Currently, cuttings are received daily by fax. Although SIC is content to receive press cuttings either by fax or email, SIC’s preferred method is email as this will assist with the efficient daily distribution of the cuttings to staff.

6.In addition to the original fax, SIC currently makes four photocopies that are distributed to various individuals / teams (i.e. five sets in total). SIC will continue to distribute at least five sets of the daily cuttings.

7.For information, SIC’s press cuttings budget in 2014-15 was £4,500 (including VAT).

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SIC PCS

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 17-07-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
17-07-2015  Time  17:00

c) Estimated award date 29-07-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

The Contract will be for a period of three years with the option for a further two extensions of one year, at the sole discretion of the SIC

(SC Ref:402301)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Press Cutting Service ITQ
Technical Specification
Pricing Element

5.3

Publication date of this notice

25-06-2015

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