Contract for Public Relations Services 2019

Contract for Public Relations Services 2019

Mutual Energy Limited has issued a contract notice advertising a proposed contract for the provision of communication and public relation services. 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Public relations services

2019/S 036-082206

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Mutual Energy Limited
85 Ormeau Road
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKN0
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

I.6)Main activity

Other activity: Gas and electricity transportation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Communication and Public Relations Services 2019

Reference number: 2019-MEL-00000001

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Mutual Energy Limited (MEL) has issued a contract notice advertising a proposed contract for the provision of communication and public relation services. The services are required for an initial term of 4 years with a possible extension of 4 years. The contract may be for a total of 8 years. Suppliers who are interested in this tender please use the “express interest” button for access to the relevant documents. Any questions relating the tender please use the online correspondence facility through In Tend. Request to Participate (RtP) deadline is Wednesday 20.3.2019 at midday. Final clarifications must be submitted 1 week before RtP deadline.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

Belfast and parts of NORTHERN IRELAND. Occasional travel out of N. Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mutual Energy Limited is tendering for communications and public relations services for a period of 4 years with a possible extension of 4 years — a max. of 8 years. The services will be delivered by a single service provider through core and non-core services as outlined in the tender documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is the option to renew after the initial term of 4 years by the contracting entity, for an additional 4 years. A max. term of 8 years in total.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As per tender documents.

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As contained in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate may be submitted by single entities or by groups of service providers. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal form in order to submit a request to participate, but may if MEL considers it necessary to ensure that the contract is carried out to its satisfaction, be required to do so prior to award of the contract. Mutual Energy Limited also reserves the right to contract with each member of the group on the basis of joint and several liability, or with 1 member of the group as a main contractor with a number of subcontractors or on any other basis as Mutual Energy Limited considers appropriate.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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

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

Date: 20/03/2019
Local time: 13:00
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 20/09/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Northern Ireland Belfast United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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: