Sales Agency Representation for North America

Sales Agency Representation for North America

VisitScotland is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified contractor to provide Sales Agency Representation to the North American market within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services

2017/S 028-049867

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

VisitScotland
Ocean Point One, 94 Ocean Drive
Edinburgh
EH6 6JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314722222
E-mail: campbell.forsyth@visitscotland.com
Fax: +44 1415664074
NUTS code: UKM25
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: marketing / tourist board

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Sales Agency Representation — North America (Business Events).

Reference number: VSEH17010

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79341000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

VisitScotland is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified contractor to provide Sales Agency Representation to the North American market within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79341000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

North America.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

VisitScotland is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified contractor for the provision of Sales Agency Representation — North America within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) market.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: ERDF funding may be available for this procurement.
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Approx. 30 months from contract start date.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

— The Purchaser will only consider tenders submitted via the tender portal.

— The Purchaser will only respond to enquiries submitted via the tender portal. Responses will only be posted via the tender portal.

— Partial submissions will not be considered.

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=482162

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref: 482162).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

VisitScotland
Ocean Point One, 94 Ocean Drive
Edinburgh
EH6 6JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314722222
Fax: +44 1415664074Internet address:http://www.visitscotland.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/02/2017

 

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