Business Birmingham PR Contract
The aim is to position the area – Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull – as a leading inward investment location in the UK and Europe. This opportunity will see the successful organisation plan and implement PR and communications activity for Business Birmingham, targeting defined sectoral and geographic targets.
UK-Birmingham: advertising and marketing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Marketing Birmingham Ltd.
Ground Floor Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Broad Street
For the attention of: Rebecca Bannister
B1 2ND Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1212025112
Fax: +44 1212025116
General address of the contracting authority: www.marketingbirmingham.com
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: Marketing Birmingham Limited / BB01
Baskerville House, Ground Floor, Centenary Square, Broad Street
Contact point(s): Rebecca Bannister
B1 2ND Birmingham
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Marketing Birmingham Limited (A Company Limited by Guarantee)
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Business Birmingham PR Contract BB01.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham, West Midlands.
NUTS code UKG31
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)
Business Birmingham is the area’s official inward investment programme, part of Marketing Birmingham’s destination marketing strategy. The aim is to position the area – Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull – as a leading inward investment location in the UK and Europe. This opportunity will see the successful organisation plan and implement PR and communications activity for Business Birmingham, targeting defined sectoral and geographic targets. The deadline for expression interest and submission of completed PQQ is Monday 2.4.2012 before 12:00 noon.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79340000, 79342100, 79342000, 79413000, 79416000, 79416100, 79416200
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Marketing Birmingham reserves the right to split each contract and its value and award different elements to multiple suppliers.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0,01 and 175 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 2.7.2012. Completion 31.7.2014
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:
Contained in contract.
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contract will include break clauses. Performance reviews will take place throughout the contract.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire document, which will be provided upon expression of interest being registered.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information will be provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire document, which will be provided upon expression of interest being registered.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of 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
Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Information will be provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire document, which will provided upon expression of interest being registered.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
10.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This contract is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Investing in the City Region ERDF project managed by Marketing Birmingham.
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: We will incorporate a stand still period as per European guidelines, at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period which will be for 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.2.2012