Public Relations and Marketing Support University of Wales

Public Relations and Marketing Support University of Wales

The University wishes to secure the services of an established public relations company, preferably with higher education experience although this is not essential,

United Kingdom-Carmarthen: Public relations services

2015/S 100-182822

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
For the attention of: Heidi Davies
SA31 3EP Carmarthen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1267676767
E-mail: heidi.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tsd.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0343

Further information can be obtained from: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
SA31 3EP Carmarthen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1267676767
Internet address: www.tsd.ac.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
SA31 3EP Carmarthen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1267676767
Internet address: www.tsd.ac.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
SA31 3EP Carmarthen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1267676767
Internet address: www.tsd.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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)Description

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

Public Relations and Marketing Support.

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: South West Wales.

NUTS code UKL14

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 University of Wales Trinity Saint David recently announced plans to create a vibrant Waterfront Innovation Quarter in Swansea’s SA1 development. The Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter (SWIQ) will be made up of purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and applied research as well as social, leisure and recreation spaces. In addition to academic facilities, the University is aiming to develop innovative creative partnerships with other sectors to support its strategic intent and direction — with a focus on employability — and to ensure that the University’s presence in the Waterfront Innovation Quarter is part of an integrated community.
The University wishes to secure the services of an established public relations company, preferably with higher education experience although this is not essential, in order to work closely with the project team, external advisers, and development partners, in order to craft, refine, and promote a range of narratives that will play a key and fundamentally important role in:
Raising the profile of the project and, through a process of proactive promotion and engagement, support the University in achieving its ambitious goals for the development of the Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter as an integral part of UWTSD.
Defining opportunities that will contribute towards completing and maximising the value of the development for the benefit of the University and the local communities served by the University in the region and further afield.
Ensuring that the project is aligned with the aims and objectives of the Welsh Government and Swansea Bay City Region, and that the project is able to make a contribution to the regional regeneration agenda.
Assisting the University in articulating and, as a consequence achieving, the necessary innovative approach to PR and engagement that will help to secure the ultimate success of the project.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=27812

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000, 79416100, 79416200

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

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

II.1.8)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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 36 (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:
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

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is working in partnership with the WAG Bulid a new campus in SA1. It will be a totally unique development in the UK, It is intended that the development will have a significant effect on the economy of the region and beyond. The formal agreement has been agreed and due to a number on constraints, such as the timescale to have a presence in the area by 2018, It is necessary to appoint a PR advisor at the earliest opportunity to ensure a start on the site as early as possible.

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

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:

UWTSD1415/17
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

9.6.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.6.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:27812).
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:

22.5.2015

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