Marketing Services Tender Edinburgh

Marketing Services Tender Edinburgh

QMS seeks to appoint an agency to provide creative services to help support QMS meet its aim of providing quality collateral to external stakeholders.

United Kingdom-Ingliston: Marketing services

2020/S 114-277993

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Quality Meat Scotland
Postal address: The Rural Centre, West Mains
Town: Ingliston
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH28 8NZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kirsty Fox
Telephone: +44 1315107926

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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:
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.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: NDPB

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Quality Meat Scotland Invitation to Tender — Provision of Creative Services

Reference number: QMS/ITT/CREATIVESERVICES/2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79342000 Marketing services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

QMS seeks to appoint an agency to provide creative services to help support QMS meet its aim of providing quality collateral to external stakeholders to help communicate a variety of key messages.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 465 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79342000 Marketing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

QMS seeks to appoint an agency to provide creative services to help support QMS meet its aim of providing quality collateral to external stakeholders to help communicate a variety of key messages.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Approach and suggested vision for the scope of contract / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion – Name: Response to Scotch Butchers Club Brief / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion – Name: Client case studies / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Agency capacity, and agility / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 465 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Yearly for a maximum of 3 consecutive years.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide details of their average yearly turnover of in the business area covered by the contract for the last 3 years.

Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = no less than GBP 5 m

Professional indemnity insurance = no less than GBP 5 m

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: no
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: 13/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 2 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

Quality Meat Scotland, Ingilston, EH28 8NZ OR remotely if office remains closed.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Kirsty Fox, Marketing Manager, Open via PCS website.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

12 weeks prior to current contract ending.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:622818)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Postal address: Sheriff Court House
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: 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: