Public Relations and Marketing Framework

Forest Enterprise England Public Relations and Marketing Framework

The successful agencies will be able to provide a full service including marketing and public relations.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Public relations services

2016/S 043-071171

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forest Enterprise England
620 Bristol Business Park
BS16 1EJ Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.england@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.forestry.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.forestry.gov.uk/selltous

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.forestry.gov.uk/selltous

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: forestry

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 Framework.

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

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 800 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Public relations services. We will be awarding a framework agreement for public relations and marketing services to Forest Enterprise England. Other parts of the Forestry Commission will have the opportunity to use this framework, although this is not expected to be a major source of work.
The successful agencies will be able to provide a full service including marketing and public relations, either by direct delivery by the agency appointed or through the use of approved subcontractors. The chosen agencies will have enough capacity to develop knowledge and understanding of forestry issues and audiences/customers. The agencies must also have the capacity to travel and work across all of England or in 1 or more of the Forestry Commission areas/districts which cover large parts of the country. Travel may also include going to remote parts of the country and include outdoor visits in all weather conditions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

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
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.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
III.2)Conditions for participation
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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the Invitation to Tender document for details.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

FEE/0297
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

31.3.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31.3.2016 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

To gain full access to the tender documentation you need to log in to our e-sourcing system. This can be done by using existing Delta eSourcing registration details or by registering via www.forestry.gov.uk/selltous if you have not registered before. Registration is free. The relevant access code is T3F5FR9A38.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://forestrycommission.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Public-relations-services./T3F5FR9A38

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://forestrycommission.delta-esourcing.com/respond/T3F5FR9A38

GO Reference: GO-2016225-PRO-7810751.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Forestry Commission — Procurement Manager
620 Bristol Business Park
BS16 1EJ Bristol

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute Arbitrators
Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London

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:

25.2.2016

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