Public Relations Marketing and Communications Contract

Public Relations Marketing and Communications Contract

Support the development of communications strategies and messages to position ORE Catapult and its senior management with relevant UK national and international media and senior stakeholders from UK Government, European and international industry, business and academia.

Public Relations, Marketing and Communications Services

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

 

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Procurement Dept, INOVO, 121 George Street,

Glasgow

G1 1RD

UK

Procurement Dept

+44 3330041400

procurement@ore.catapult.org.uk

+44 3330041399
www.ore.catapult.org.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk 
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Public Relations, Marketing & Communications Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scope of Services

a. Scope

The ORE Catapult is seeking support with the strategic development of communications, messaging and channels as it continues to grow and deliver on its vision and five (5) year business plan. This will involve a range of activities, including, but not exclusive to:

Core Service

– Support the development of communications strategies and messages to position ORE Catapult and its senior management with relevant UK national and international media and senior stakeholders from UK Government, European and international industry, business and academia;

– Provision of strategic advice on key trends in renewable energy and opportunities for enhancing and protecting ORE Catapult’s reputation;

– On-going development and refinement of key messages to be incorporated in all communications;

– Support the strategic development of the organisation’s social media strategy;

Non Core Service

The Consultant shall identify and support on a project by project basis strategic programmes to raise the profile and understanding of ORE Catapult with target stakeholders.

Provide media and message delivery training for ORE Catapult as and when required.

The Consultant shall also be able to demonstrate the capacity to support ORE Catapult over and above the scope of the Service in the event of a significant issue or incident likely to impact upon ORE Catapult’s reputation.

b. Outputs and Milestones

The Consultant shall:

– maintain regular contact and be expected to attend regular meetings with the ORE Catapult Communications team;

– provide monthly reports on PR and marketing activity;

– maintain and report progress against agreed activity.

EVALUATION

Tenders will be evaluated in three stages:

Stage One: Bid Selection

Stage Two: Award (Technical 70% / Commercial 30%)

Stage Three: Interview / Presentation – top 2 highest scoring companies only will be invited

More details regarding the evaluation process is in the scope of work.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=308404.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

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.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

   
  191800   Public Relations and Image

   
  100   All Scotland
  120   Highlands and Islands
  130   Aberdeen & North-East
  140   Tayside, Central & Fife
  150   Glasgow & Strathclyde
  160   Edinburgh & Lothians
  170   Scotland South
  180   Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

 

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CT/14/29

4.3

Time Limits

  a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 03-07-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    14-07-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 11-08-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

The ORE Catapult (www.ore.catapult.org.uk) is headquartered in Glasgow and has a world leading test and demonstration facility in Blyth, Northumberland. It focuses on the development and commercialisation of technologies applicable to offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

 

The ORE Catapult’s vision is ‘abundant, affordable energy from offshore wind, wave and tide’. It works in collaboration with policy makers, industry large and small, utilities, owners and the UK’s research organisations to drive technology innovation and increase knowledge of the marine environment whilst realising substantial UK economic benefit.

 

ORE Catapult is a not-for-distributed profit which collaborates widely to re-risk and commercialise technological solutions and standards that can be embraced by the market.

 

In April 2014 the ORE Catapult merged with the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth, Northumberland, creating “a world-leading innovation and asset assurance business, serving the entire offshore renewable sector and returning value on Government investment many times over”.

 

The National Renewable Energy Centre has world leading renewable energy test and demonstration assets and capabilities. The senior management team is split between Glasgow and Blyth, with extensive technical expertise and knowledge at both locations.

 

Specifically, the ORE Catapult looks to:

 

– Accelerate the design, deployment and commercialisation of renewable energy technology innovation, helping to attract overseas investment and to realise the enormous opportunity presented by the UK’s offshore renewable energy resources

 

– Provide market access for SMEs and new technologies whilst driving greater efficiency to create sustainable offshore wind, wave and tidal industries delivering affordable, renewable energy.

 

– Establish a centre of deep technical expertise to lead research, innovation, test and demonstration to commercialisation.

 

– Work collaboratively with others to ensure innovation investment activities and programmes are strategically prioritised, coordinated and with sufficient learning to capitalise on lessons learned.

 

 

(SC Ref:308404)

5.2

Additional Documentation

 

  1. OREC TsCs for Purchase of Consultancy Services vs 2 CT1429
  3. Offer worksheet CT1429
  4. Questionnaire – CT1429
  5. Declaration page CT1429
  6. No collusion certificate CT1429
  7. Tender Compliance certificate CT1429
  8. Equal Opportunities Compliance Statement CT1429
  9. Sub Contractors CT1429
  10. References CT1429
  2. Scope of work – CT1429

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 11-06-2014