Scottish Enterprise Content Design Tender
Online content development, SEO, analytics, social media and content maintenance.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Writing agency services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact person: Anne Marie Borman
Telephone: +44 1592623006
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM82
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Flexible Content Design Resource Framework
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The option to extend the framework for 2 x 12 month periods.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
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.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.
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VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Telephone: +44 1412425466
In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries.
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
50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court
Telephone: +44 1412041111Internet address:https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/conact-us
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: