Sales and Marketing Software Tender

Sales and Marketing Software Tender

The British Council English SBU is investing in a range of Smarter Marketing initiatives to improve the operational efficiency of the activities that they carryout to promote their examination product offerings such as IELTS and Aptis.

United Kingdom-London: Sales or marketing software package

2013/S 238-414134

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
Contact point(s): Brian D’Mello
For the attention of: Bill Corney
SW1A 2BN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073894646
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Fax: +44 2073894115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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: Registered Charity
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:
Project “EMBLEM”.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK
NUTS code
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 British Council English SBU is investing in a range of Smarter Marketing initiatives to improve the operational efficiency of the activities that they carryout to promote their examination product offerings such as IELTS and Aptis.
One such initiative is to streamline and improve the way in which the Council creates and shares brand assets (guidelines, marcoms materials, digital assets and literature) for its examination products between the central product marketing team and regional or national marketers and business development staff in 110 countries across the globe.
Project Emblem (Exams Marcom Builder for Localised Engagement and Marketing) has been initiated to procure a standardised Brand Asset Management (BAM) and Web 2 Print solution for exam products and roll this out to global marketing operations.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48481000, 72212520, 72212481, 72230000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severably responsible for the contract before acceptance.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the tender documents. All completed tender documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the tender documents. All completed tender documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil
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: no

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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.1.2014
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

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

Suppliers will be required to register with https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil to take part in the tender process. Once registered, contractors must re-enter the site, go to their tenders and download the relevant documents, complete it and upload it. Instructions can be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil. Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the documents. All completed documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) (delete as appropriate) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
6.12.2013

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