Scottish Government Media Services Framework

Scottish Government Media Services Framework

Lot 1 – Single Supplier. Press Cuttings Service; Broadcast Service; Online News Media Service.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services

2016/S 132-237515

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443670
E-mail: diane.archer@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Media Services Framework.

Reference number: SP-16-003

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79341000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Media Services. The Framework will be tendered over 2 Lots, with a single Contractor appointed to each Lot. The Authority is seeking to appoint a single Contractor per Lot, who will be in a position to provide these Media Services via a web based portal. Contractors may seek to do this using their own resources or with the help of consortia partners or sub-contractor(s). If elements of the service are provided through a consortia or sub-contracting arrangement, it is important that the portal is fully integrated and offers Framework Public Bodies seamless access to the services.

Lot 1 — Single Supplier

— Press Cuttings Service;

— Broadcast Service;

— Online News Media Service;

— Social Media Service;

— Analytics and Evaluation Service.

Lot 2 — Single Supplier

— News Release Distribution and Newsroom Service;

— Enquiry Management Service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 668 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Media Services Framework — Lot 1

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000
79416000
79340000
22200000
72310000
72416000
79330000
79342000
92400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Media Services. The Framework will be tendered over 2 Lots, with a single Contractor appointed to each Lot.

Lot 1 — Single Supplier

— Press Cuttings Service;

— Broadcast Service;

— Online News Media Service;

— Social Media Service;

— Analytics and Evaluation Service.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 188 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: 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 regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Award Criteria — please note that further information on award criteria can be found in the Invitation to Tender documentation.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Media Services Framework — Lot 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000
79416000
79340000
22200000
72310000
72416000
79330000
79342000
92400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1. The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Media Services. The Framework will be tendered over 2 Lots, with a single Contractor appointed to each Lot.

Lot 2 — Single Supplier

— News Release Distribution and Newsroom Service.

— Enquiry Management Service.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 480 240.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: 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 regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Award Criteria — please note that further information on the award criteria can be found in the Invitation to Tender documentation.

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:

This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers questions 4B.4 and 4B.5.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

4B.4 Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio:

Current ratio — Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.8.

Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any other part of the accounts.

4B.5 It is a requirement of this Framework/contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded Framework/contract the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

(a) Employers’ Liability insurance in respect of Staff in accordance with any legal requirement from time-to-time in force;

(b) Public liability insurance in the sum of not less than 2 000 000 GBP for any 1 incident; and

(c) Professional indemnity insurance in the sum of not less than 2 000 000 GBP for any 1 incident.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 245-445430

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

Date: 12/08/2016
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/08/2016
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Scotland.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

3 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Lot 1 — The Contractor is required to recognise, understand and follow all legal requirements in place concerning the provision of press cuttings; e.g. as set by the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) or Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). E.g. where required to provide these services, the Contractor must ensure they hold the necessary NLA or CLA licenses. Bidders must confirm that their business will be fully compliant with the requirements of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) by the service trial date (8 weeks prior to Framework Commencement), in accordance with Schedule 1A — Statement of Requirements and in the provision of all services in Lot 1.

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For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

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(SC Ref: 451801).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443670Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
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:

07/07/2016

 

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