Scottish Enterprise Content Design Tender

Scottish Enterprise Content Design Tender

Online content development, SEO, analytics, social media and content maintenance.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Writing agency services

2018/S 030-065257

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anne Marie Borman
Telephone: +44 1592623006
E-mail: anne.marie.borman@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM82
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Flexible Content Design Resource Framework

Reference number: P18-0101

II.1.2)Main CPV code

92312211

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible content design resource to undertake online content development, SEO, analytics, social media and content maintenance across our digital channels for 2 years with the option to extend for a further one year plus one year periods. This is due to the number of digital channels that SE uses to provide value to our customers, and the level of content analysis and creation required for those channels.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

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)

92312211
79000000
79400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible content design resource to undertake online copywriting, social media, SEO (metadata and copy), analysis and content strategy support across all our digital channels on a project by project basis for a period of two years with the option to extend for a further two years, at one year intervals. Subjects covered will include the industry sectors supported by Scottish Enterprise’s operational teams and services offered to Scottish based companies and those areas which form part of our proposition for inward investors through Scottish Development International. They also include the areas within our business plan. See www.scottish-enterprise.com and www.sdi.co.uk for more information.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The option to extend the framework for 2 x 12 month periods.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulations 58 of the Public.

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Q4B.1.2, Bidders will be required to have an annual turnover of a minimum 150 000 GBP for the last 2 years.

Q4B.3, Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.

Q4B.4, Bidders will be required to state the value for the liquidity ratio. The Liquidity ratio should be equal to or greater that 0.8.

Q4.5.1 Please confirm whether you already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, appropriate levels of insurance for this contract. Bidders that do not already have, or can commit to obtain insurances maybe excluded from further participation.

In this procurement exercise.

Employer’s (compulsory) Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance — Bidders should state the value they consider to be appropriate for the contract.

Professional Indemnity Insurance — Bidders should state the value they consider to be appropriate for the contract.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 15/03/2018
Local time: 11:00
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: 15/03/2018
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.

The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.

The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of one or more offers.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.

Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.

Bidders may be required to attend for interview.

Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.

The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements.

The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.

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=530137

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:530137).

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=530137

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1592623006
E-mail: anne.marie.borman@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600Internet address:http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Single Point of Enquiry
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries.

Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland).

Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Scottish Enterprise
50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412041111Internet address:https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/conact-us

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/02/2018

 

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