National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise

Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market testing information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery.

UK-Leeds: Television broadcast transmission services

2013/S 042-067224

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leeds City Council
Procurement Unit Civic Hall, Calverley Street
For the attention of: Philippa Elliott
LS1 1UR Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7891275957
E-mail: philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1133952452

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.leeds.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.yortender.co.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Leeds City Council
Civic Hall, Calverley Street
LS1 1UR Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street
BT2 8BP Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall, Centenary Square
BD1 1HY Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

Bristol City Council
City Hall (formerly The Council House), College Green
BS1 5TR Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM

Cardiff Council
Executive Suite 1 l 3rd Floor l Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street
CF10 2EQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM

Coventry City Council
Room 22, Council House, Earl Street
CV1 5RR Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM

Derry City Council
98 Strand Road
BT48 7NN Derry
UNITED KINGDOM

Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield
CT16 3PJ Dover
UNITED KINGDOM

Manchester City Counil
PO Box 532, Town Hall
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Plymouth City Council
City Centre Company, Civic Centre
PL1 2AA Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM

Portsmouth City Council
Seafront Services, Avenue de Caen, Southsea
PO5 3NS Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street
SE18 6HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM

The City and County of Swansea
Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM

Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices, Euclid Street
SN1 2JH Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKE42

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market testing information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKN01

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKE41

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK11

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKL22

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKG33

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKN0

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKJ4

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD3

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK41

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKJ31

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKL18

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

National Big Screens Association Market Testing Exercise
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK14

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

There are over twenty large LED screens spread across the United Kingdom. These have been established over the past ten years by a partnership involving, at various times, the local authorities; the BBC; LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games); support from various public bodies (such as universities), commercial sponsors and public funders such as the Big Lottery.
Leeds City Council (the City Council), on behalf of the BSA, is now seeking market sounding information from suitably qualified and experienced providers interested in supplying high quality content sourcing and generation; operational delivery; and commercial, sponsor and partnership management for up to 20 Big Screens located in local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64228100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

13.9.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice only. The publication of this notice does not commit Leeds City Council to any particular procurement process to appoint an organisation/partner or to taking forward this project. For the avoidance of doubt, this PIN is issued for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise, and will not formally begin the procurement or constitute any commitment by the City Council to undertake any procurement exercise.
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing brief.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that Leeds City Council may conduct, nor that Leeds City Council will procure any such works and services or accept any proposals offered. (Only) If applicable to the next stage, procurement of any works and services by Leeds City Council will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
This Market Testing exercise is being conducted electronically using Leeds City Council’s e-tendering portal. To download the Market Testing document, interested applicants should first access the portal at www.yortender.co.uk and click “Suppliers Area”.

Applicants will then be able to register by following the on-screen instructions.
Once registered, search the “Opportunities Portal” and click on “Latest Opportunities” or search against the unique reference number YORE-94UPUL
Further help can be obtained from the Due North helpdesk by either e-mailing them on yorkshiresupport@duenorth.com or via telephone on +44 8445434580 for technical issues only.

For messages and updates/clarifications please use the Yortender portal.
Any other enquiries should be addressed to philippa.elliott@leeds.gov.uk or cate.walker@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for responses to this market testing exercise is 17:00 Friday 15.3.2013.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.2.2013