PR Agency Tender – University of Central Lancashire

PR Agency Tender – University of Central Lancashire

To support the proactive and reactive national and broadcast media relations activity.

United Kingdom-Preston: Public relations services

2020/S 224-552022

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The University of Central Lancashire
Town: Preston
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: etenders@uclan.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.uclan.ac.uk

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

270000

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79416000 Public relations services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Central Lancashire requires the assistance of an external PR agency to support the proactive and reactive national and broadcast media relations activity for between 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79416100 Public relations management services
79416200 Public relations consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The University requires a PR agency to support the following areas:

• the proactive generation of national, international and broadcast media coverage

• assistance with reactive statements when required

• crisis management support (including out of hours)

• profile raising of the new Vice-Chancellor

• provision of media training

• strategic PR planning

• provision of monthly evaluation, planning and status reports

• ad hoc capacity support which may include occasional stories just targeted at regional and trade media or copywriting support for citations.

 

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This is going to be an ongoing requirement at the University for the foreseeable future.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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

Date: 16/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 08/01/2021

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Central Lancashire
Town: Preston
Postal code: PR1 2HE
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/11/2020