Public Relations Services for Meat Promotion Wales

Public Relations Services for Meat Promotion Wales

HCC requires tenderers who can provide public relations (PR) services including, industry specific and consumer public relations services. HCC may require future PR campaigns to be delivered on a UK-wide basis and have a particular emphasis in south east and southern England, including in London.

United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Public relations services

2013/S 240-417569

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales
PO Box 176
For the attention of: Bryan Regan
SY23 2YA Aberystwyth
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: requests@hccmpw.org.uk
Fax: +44 1970615148

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hccmpw.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://hccmpw.org.uk/about_hcc/

Electronic access to information: http://hccmpw.org.uk/about_hcc/procurement/

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Development and promotion of Welsh red meat
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 Services.
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
About HCC
Hybu Cig Cymru (‘HCC’) undertakes activities relating to development and promotion of Welsh red meat. In particular, HCC is involved in red meat industry development initiatives and its activities include attendance at/holding trade fairs, information programmes, competitions and consumer demonstrations.
The Framework Agreements and Call-Off Contracts
HCC is seeking to set up framework agreements with one or more service providers (up to a maximum of five service providers) for the provision of public relations services in connection with the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat.
Organisations interested in bidding should note that any framework agreement awarded will be a call off agreement and that services will be commissioned on an ‘as and when’ basis. As such, HCC does not guarantee that any party to a framework agreement will be commissioned to provide a minimum level of services or any services at all.
HCC’s requirements for the Services
HCC requires tenderers who can provide public relations (PR) services including, industry specific and consumer public relations services. HCC may require future PR campaigns to be delivered on a UK-wide basis and have a particular emphasis in south east and southern England, including in London.
It is therefore essential that the successful tenderers are able to engage with media contacts in these areas.
Such services must be provided in the context of HCC’s key messages (a copy of which is available from Bryan Regan (contact details set out in section I.1) above) and show innovation. Tenderers will be required to meet specific targets outlined by HCC from time to time, placing work in appropriate outlets and not necessarily taking a blanket coverage approach.
It is important to HCC that projects called off will be carefully project managed so that the relevant services and materials are provided on time, within applicable budgets and to the high quality that HCC will demand. In this context, a successful tenderer may be required to work to short deadlines but also manage long lead times.
Tenderers will need to demonstrate that the individuals put forward to work on projects called off by HCC have the skills and experience to satisfy the above requirements.
Organisations interested in participating in this tender process are required to download an invitation to tender (‘ITT’) from HCC’s website (details of which are set out in section I.1) above) and complete and submit a Response to ITT by the date shown in section VI.3.4) below.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000, 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:
It is estimated that the total potential value for orders over the term of the frameworks should not exceed 300 000 GBP (excluding VAT).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement may be extended beyond the duration stated in II.3) for a period or periods of up to a total of 12 months at HCC’s option.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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:
The specific requirements of HCC will be set out in the contract documentation and may include parent company guarantees and/or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The specific requirements of HCC will be set out in the contract documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required. However, if a consortium submits a tender which is acceptable to HCC, HCC may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the framework agreement. Joint and several liability of all consortium members may be required (and/or guarantees and/or undertakings by some or all consortium members in respect of some or all other consortium members may be required).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: For information on HCC’s specific requirements, please refer to the contract documentation.
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: As detailed in the ITT, a copy of which is available for download from HCC’s website, details of which are set out in section I.1) above.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT, a copy of which is available for download from HCC’s website, details of which are set out in section I.1) above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT, a copy of which is available for download from HCC’s website, details of which are set out in section I.1) above.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT, a copy of which is available for download from HCC’s website, details of which are set out in section I.1) above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the ITT, a copy of which is available for download from HCC’s website, details of which are set out in section I.1) above.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
31.1.2014 – 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
Other: Welsh
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
Neither HCC nor its advisors will be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by tenderers in participating in the tender process and not responding to the ITT.
HCC will not be bound to accept any tender response. HCC reserves the right at any time without notice and without liability to any bidder to (I) withdraw from and/or abandon and/or defer this tender process at any time, and (ii) not to award any contract as a result of this tender process.
With out prejudice to the paragraph above, any framework agreement entered into by successful tenderers with HCC will be a call off agreement and services will be commissioned on an ‘as and when”‘ basis. HCC does not guarantee that a particular successful tenderer will be commissioned to provide a minimum level of services or any services at all.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: HCC will incorporate a minimum standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the tenderers in compliance with the timescales within the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.12.2013

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