Media Planning Tender for United Utilities

Media Planning Tender for United Utilities

The applicant is to provide the services of Media buying and planning..

UK-Warrington: advertising and marketing services

2012/S 131-218093

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

United Utilities Water PLC
Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue
For the attention of: Nathan Davies
WA5 3LP Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925678084
E-mail: Nathan.Davies@uuplc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://corporate.unitedutilities.com/

Electronic access to information: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

Further information can be obtained from: United Utilties Water Plc
Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue
For the attention of: Nathan Davies
WA5 3LP Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925678084
E-mail: Nathan.Davies@uuplc.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: United Utilties Water Plc
Internet address: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: United Utilities Water Plc
E-mail: etenders@uuplc.co.uk

I.2)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Media Advertising – Planning and Buying.
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: Warrington.
NUTS code UKD

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 750 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

The applicant is to provide the services of Media buying and planning. Further details are in the Prequalification document.
Please read VI.3) additional information before contacting the buyer for further instructions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79341400, 79341200, 79341100

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

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 750 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information is provided in the prequalification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided. Details to login are provided below.
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

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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

PRO000422
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.8.2012 – 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.8.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) can be accessed at: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp.

The login details for this are:
Name: Media buying (Case Sensitive).
Password: bidder (Case Sensitive).
Interested parties are asked to email Nathan.Davies@uuplc.co.uk once they have reviewed the downloaded documents and decided to participate. This is so we can provide any updates as a result of any clarification questions that could alter the prequalification exercise.

Interested parties must respond and return the PQQ by the closing date. No additional time shall be given after the closing date for applicants who have not completed the PQQ by this date.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Not used
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not used
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: UUW will incorporate a standstill period 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 a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Not used
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.7.2012