Public Relations and Public Affairs Tender
FSCS requires a strategic Public Relations and Public Affairs partner to support its delivery of a comprehensive communications strategy.
United Kingdom-London: Public relations services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
10th Floor Beaufort House, 15 St Botolph Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Team
EC3A 7QU London
Telephone: +44 2073758004
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.fscs.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
NUTS code UK
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
We are looking for a PR and PA agency that can provide:
— An ability to ‘get under the skin’ of FSCS and truly understand the constraints and opportunities that its unique position affords its communications, and can work effectively and proactively within them.
— A strong team with a focus on delivering the right results, with a particular focus on delivering results for the client.
— Capacity as well as capability.
— Creative, compelling and fully financially forecasted plans that are actionable and drive results.
— A track record of working with other agencies and demonstrating an integrated, successful and collaborative team approach.
— A strong focus on evaluation and providing proof of delivery.
In particular, the successful agency will be required to provide advice and support in relation to:
— The creative development, scheduling, implementation and delivery of PR themes, plans and tactics across campaigns;
— Media release writing, distribution and sell-in;
— Support in integrating social media into the full range of FSCS communications effectively;
— Reputation management;
— Crisis communications (as relevant/needed);
— Engagement of key opinion leaders/opinion-formers;
— Organising interaction with relevant journalists and media channels and FSCS senior spokespeople (media contact programme);
— Proactively identifying forward features in the key financial and consumer press;
— Qualitative auditing of key stakeholders;
— Developing and/or implementing FSCS’s stakeholder engagement programme;
— Developing and/or implementing FSCS’s public affairs programme;
— FSCS’s corporate positioning.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 1 and 555 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: 2+1+1. This agreement is for 2 years. FSCS may extend this agreement for an additional 2 years at 1 year increments.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Please see PQQ document.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see PQQ document.
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
Interested parties should email FSCS282@fscs.org.uk to obtain copies of the PQQ and associated documents.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Courts of Justice for England and Wales
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: