Public Affairs Tender Glasgow

Public Affairs Tender Glasgow

Provide public affairs services to City of Glasgow College.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Public relations services

2019/S 075-178538

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

City of Glasgow College
190 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0RF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Yvonne Dalgarno
Telephone: +44 1413755167
E-mail: ydalgarno@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM82

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

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:

The Provision of Public Affairs Services to City of Glasgow College

Reference number: CS/CoGC/19/022

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79416000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The objective if this tender is to appoint a contractor who will:

— provide strategic public affairs advice and support,

— keep abreast of political developments in education (Scotland and UK) to advise on a possible response/positive action,

— monitor and report on political intelligence in particular on the activities of Holyrood, Parliament, Whitehall and other relevant bodies and organisations,

— offer an extensive personal and private range of political (national, UK and international) and media contacts.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79416000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM82
Main site or place of performance:

Glasgow.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of this tender is to appoint a contractor who will:

— provide strategic Public Affairs advice and support,

— keep abreast of political developments in education (Scotland and UK) to advise on a possible response/positive action,

— monitor and report on political intelligence in particular on the activities of Holyrood, Parliament, Whitehall and other relevant bodies and organisations,

— offer an extensive personal and private range of political (national, UK and international) and media contacts.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Opportunity to extend contract for a further 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

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:

B: Economic and Financial Standing

Part IV: Selection criteria

Please refer to question within 4B.1.2 of the ESPD.

The successful bidder will be required to provide evidence of a minimum average yearly turnover for the previous 2 financial years of 50 000 GBP.

Please refer to question within 4B.5 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section of the Contract Notice.

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance* = 5 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.

Please refer to question within 4B.6 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section of the Contract Notice.

The following evidence will be requested prior to award in order to conduct analysis of the organisation’s financial standing.

The successful contractor will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent if awarded to the contract.

Alternatively, if you are unable to provide the required accounting information — e.g. a new business without the required accounts, please provide a banker’s letter demonstrating their willingness to support your organisation over the term of the contract.

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:

The contract will be subject to a performance management system with KPI’s.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)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: yes
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: 17/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 17/06/2019

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Form of tender:

Shortlisted bidders will be required to submit a signed Form of Tender prior to the contract award.

2) Freedom of information:

Where any bidder considers any information submitted as part of their ESPD submission commercially confidential, they must notify the College prior to the ESPD deadline via PCS-T and the college will provide a template for completion. Furthermore, where applicable shortlisted bidders at ITT stage should complete the form prior to award. This will be for information only and will not be scored.

3) Supply chain code of conduct:

Shortlisted bidders will be required to submit a signed supply chain of conduct form prior to the contract award.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 13370

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

City of Glasgow College
190 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0RF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1413755167Internet address: http://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/
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:

12/04/2019