Tender for Marketing and Communications Services
Provision of marketing and communications services to Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.
United Kingdom-Crawley: Marketing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN Ltd
1st Floor Wentworth House, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive
For the attention of: Howe Derek
RH11 7DH Crawley
Telephone: +44 00000000000
Fax: +44 00000000000
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kssahsn.net/
Address of the buyer profile: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The premises of Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) and/or the selected supplier.
NUTS code UKJ
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79342000, 72413000, 79341400, 79413000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
We are a social enterprise, licensed in summer 2013, and part of a network of fifteen Academic Health Science Networks across England. We are a membership organisation working for NHS, higher education, local government and industry organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. We work closely with existing networks that share members’ ambitions to improve care, with leaders and committed staff across the South East of England.
Our investment in communications and marketing is intended to help us improve health, improve care, and improve value for money, more quickly by:
a — deepening our partnership with key stakeholders;
b — strengthening collaboration with Industry, Academia and Social Care with the NHS, using the strength of our NHS connections across Kent, Surrey and Sussex
c — applying our dynamic ‘task and finish’ approach to project work, with novel, disruptive, thinking and partnerships.
d — growing our paying membership community and broadening the network;
e — supporting our transition from central funding to income from customers receiving a service they value and support financially;
f — raising the profile of KSS AHSN by broadcasting what we have achieved and the value of our ongoing work in support of preventative health, early clinical intervention, improvement to population health, and reducing reliance on emergency hospital admissions;
g — enhancing the profile and reputation of the wider AHSN Network and its work;
h — increasing satisfaction of national stakeholders, contract assurers, members and customers.
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.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
b) Main Contractor to guarantee and be liable for the performance of its sub-contractors.
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: Please see the pre-qualification questionnaire and/or invitation to tender for details.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal:https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
As stated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire manual.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire manual.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network
1st Floor Wentworth House, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, West Sussex
RH11 7DH Crawley
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
That notification will provide full information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: