Public Relations Contract Birmingham

Public Relations Contract Birmingham

The aim of the contract is to secure expertise and capacity in press, public affairs and crisis management for the trust.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Marketing services

2020/S 022-048465

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Ormiston Academies Trust
Postal address: Ormiston House, 144 Newhall Street
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG
Postal code: B3 1RY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: dean.lowe@ormistonacademies.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1212365100

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: www.mytenders.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.co.uk
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: www.mytenders.co.uk

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:

Public Relations, Media, Public Affairs and Crisis Management Services

Reference number: 20/02

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79342000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the contract is to secure expertise and capacity in press, public affairs and crisis management for the trust, supporting all 39 schools and the head office team.

The trust has a very small marketing and communications team that supports our teams and schools with internal communications, design, marketing campaigns, events, online presence (websites) and social media. The role of this provider would be to supplement the team’s offer with senior level expertise, advice and support, with a flexible response that would not be cost-effective to provide in-house. The provider will know the education sector well and maintain good working relationships with government and wider.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

79416200
79416100
79416000
79342000
79413000
79430000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Ormiston Academies are only located in England so the service coverage requires coverage of England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the contract is to secure expertise and capacity in press, public affairs and crisis management for the trust, supporting all 39 schools and the head office team.

The trust has a very small marketing and communications team that supports our teams and schools with internal communications, design, marketing campaigns, events, online presence (websites) and social media. The role of this provider would be to supplement the team’s offer with senior level expertise, advice and support, with a flexible response that would not be cost-effective to provide in-house. They will know the education sector well and maintain good working relationships with government and wider.

Please review the invitation to tender document for full details of the required specification.

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

Start: 24/04/2020
End: 23/04/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is 1 x 12 month extension period available to the main 2-year contract, making a maximum duration of 3 years including any extensions.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

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: 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: 26/02/2020
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:

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

Date: 26/02/2020
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=218775

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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.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit
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:

27/01/2020