Advertising Tender Belfast

Advertising Tender Belfast

Provision of advertising, design and media buy services 2012.

UK-Belfast: advertising services

2012/S 65-106670

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd
197 Airport Road West,
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement
For the attention of: Chris Losty
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890555817
E-mail: tenders@phoenixgroupni.com
Fax: +44 2890555500

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.phoenixnaturalgas.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0778

Further information can be obtained from: Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd
197 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement
For the attention of: Chris Losty
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890555817
E-mail: Tenders@phoenixgroupni.com
Fax: +44 2890555500
Internet address: www.phoenixnaturalgas.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd
197 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement
For the attention of: Chris Losty
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890555817
E-mail: tenders@phoenixgroupni.com
Fax: +44 2890555500
Internet address: www.phoenixnaturalgas.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd
197 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement
For the attention of: Chris Losty
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890555817
E-mail: tenders@phoenixgroupni.com
Fax: +44 2890555500
Internet address: www.phoenixnaturalgas.com

I.2)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Provision of advertising, design & media buy services 2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 13: Advertising services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UK

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 proposed contract involves the delivery of advertising, design and the related purchase of appropriate media for the Phoenix Group of Companies. The purpose will be to continue to develop the brand of the Phoenix/ Natural Gas product with particular emphasis (but not exclusivety) towards the domestic, owner occupier consumer in the Northern Ireland marketplace.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79341000, 22462000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The combined spend for advertising, design and media is estimated to be in the region of 400 000 GBP to 500 000 GBP per year. The proposed contract duration is 2 years with an optional 1 year extension.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 800 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed contract duration will be 24 months with an option to extend for up to a maximum of 36 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Payment shall be made, in arrears, for services completed. Full terms of payment shall be stipulated in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Applications from consortia may be considered albeit any proposed consortia must form a legal entity prior to the award of any contract – should their bid prove successful. Each member of the consortia must be jointly and severally liable for the obligations and liabilities placed upon them through any contract awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Applicants wishing to be considered must first register their interest, in writing, to tenders@phoenixgroupni.com. Upon receipt of such interest a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will be dispatched to the interested Party. This requires to be completed in full and re-submitted to the aforementioned e-mail address by no later than 12 noon on Friday 27.4.2012. All appropriately completed questionnaires shall be evaluated by the Authority and each attributed a score in line with the criteria set out in the PQQ. No more than the top six scoring applicants shall be invited to proceed to the next stage of the process. However, should the spread of scores amongst the top six result in a wide range – with some far removed from the higher scoring applicants, then the Authourity may opt to reduce the number invited to proceed. The minimum number being no less than three.

III.2)Conditions for participation
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be required to provide details in relation to the following:
1.Their experience of delivering advertising/ marketing services within a competitive energy market – particularly the natural gas market in Northern Ireland.
2.Their experience in taking an existing creative platform (i.e. produced by others) and developing this idea in line with business objectives and marketplace demands for other client bodies.
3.Their experience in researching and maintaining a product’s position of relevance within a target market.
4.Their experience in delivering effective advertising that clearly demonstrates how it has made a difference to the advertised brand or organisation – particularly revenue generation and brand impact improvement.
5.Their experience in developing a product or service within a regulated environment.
6.A full client list, incorporating length and value of contract.
7.Membership (corporate or individual) of leading trade bodies in relation to the services to be provided.
8.Their experience in the provision of various aspects of media planning and buying in relation to the presentation of an advertised product.
9.Their systems (bespoke or otherwise) utilised to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of various media types in order to deliver the ultimate impact and value for money for the various media vehicles selected.
10.Their research tools utilised to demonstrate that media purchasing is effectively planned and secured accordingly.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

100351PNG
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.4.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:

All enquiries to participate should be addressed, in writing, to tenders@phoenixgroupni.com – as outlined elsewhere in this notice.

(MT Ref:87594).

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: Any appeal should be lodged with the Contracting Authority in conjunction with the Utilities Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.3.2012