Marketing and Communications Framework – Essex County Council
Lot 1: Design services; Lot 2: Public Relations Services; Lot 3: Digital Services (PPC, SEO, digital display but not website build); Lot 4: Photography; Lot 5: Videography; Lot 6: Media Planning and buying.
United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: County Halll PO Box 4
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM1 1LX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tracey Watts
Main address: www.essex.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.essex.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
0705 — Marketing and Communications Framework
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Essex County Council are issuing a tender which aims to set up a framework of suppliers to provide communications and marketing services for a period of up to 4 years. Suppliers appointed to this framework will deliver services to the communications and marketing team and colleagues in communications and marketing roles across ECC, as well as other officers who may have ad-hoc requirements. The framework will be mandated, meaning that for the specific services we are procuring for there will be limited options to work with ECC for those not on the framework.
There will be 5-8 suppliers appointed to each of the lots which are:
Lot 1: Design services;
Lot 2: Public Relations Services;
Lot 3: Digital Services (PPC, SEO, digital display but not website build);
Lot 4: Photography;
Lot 5: Videography;
Lot 6: Media Planning and buying.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The marketing and communications are looking to establish a new framework agreement made up of six lots, with 5-8 suppliers per lot. The framework will last for 3 years.
Word will be awarded using a mix of mini competition and direct award.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Intial period will run for 2 years with two possible extensions of 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Suppliers are able to propose different methods of delivery for the specified task.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
The estimated value indicated at II.1.5) is indicative only.
No level of expenditure is guaranteed by ECC. The figures stated are an estimate of the potential value of all contracts that may be entered in to by ECC and the other organisations named as able to contract with the successful suppliers during the contract period. ECC reserves the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of a contract. ECC will not be responsible for any costs incurred by potential suppliers (or any other person participating in the process) in relation to this procurement exercise including if the procurement exercise is cancelled.
Each bidder shall be responsible for its own costs and expenses incurred in participating in this process. A copy of the permissible users can be found as an appendix to the specification in the procurement documents. For more general information please email the contact stated within this notice.
Essex County Council are implementing a new e-Sourcing system, Proactis, where the organisation’s sourcing, contract and supplier management activity will be undertaken.
In order to participate or register interest in advertised bid opportunities for Essex County Council you will need to register your organisation on the Proactis Supplier Network which can be reached on the link below:
Proactis system support
Should you require any assistance with any system please contact Supplier Support helpdesk: http://proactis.kayako.com/default
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to automatically log a ticket for thehttps://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login system.
For any critical and time sensitive issues, Supplier Support can be reached on 0330 005 0352, however it is recommended that a ticket is logged using the above method(s) before calling so that the Team has ample time to review the issue.
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Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: