Public Relations Services for County Durham Procurement Consortium

Public Relations Services for County Durham Procurement Consortium

PR Support SP730, Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

UK-Durham: Public relations services

2013/S 099-169820

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

County Durham Procurement Consortium
Bed House, Unit 3, Belmont Business Park
For the attention of: Patricia Green
DH1 1TW Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1913332624
E-mail: patricia.green@cddft.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6558

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

PR Support SP730, Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
NUTS code UKC

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance, the North East Alcohol Office are publicly funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their remit is to reduce smoking levels and the impact of alcohol misuse amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence.
A key element of their work is the engagement of national, regional and local media and a wide range of partners both in the North East and elsehwhere. To that end, both offices are looking for agency support.
Companies with the relevant experience and expertise are invited to tender for the following lots
– PR and stakeholder engagement support for Fresh
– PR and stakeholder engagement support for Balance
The contract will run from appointment (December 2013) until 31 December 2014 with the possible extension of a further 12 months + 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
For further information on the two organisations go to:
www.freshne.com

www.balancenortheast.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance, the North East Alcohol Office are publicly funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their remit is to reduce smoking levels and the impact of alcohol misuse amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence.
A key element of their work is the engagement of national, regional and local media and a wide range of partners both in the North East and elsehwhere. To that end, both offices are looking for agency support.
Companies with the relevant experience and expertise are invited to tender for the following lots
– PR and stakeholder engagement support for Fresh
– PR and stakeholder engagement support for Balance
The contract will run from appointment (December 2013) until 31 December 2014 with the possible extension of a further 12 months + 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
For further information on the two organisations go to:
www.freshne.com

www.balancenortheast.co.uk

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: PR and Stakeholder engagement support for Fresh

1)Short description

Fresh, Smoke Free North East are a publicly funded organisation based in the North East of England. Their remit to reduce smoking levels amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will run from appointment (December 2013) until 31 December 2014 with the possible extension of a further 12 months + 12 months
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: PR and Stakeholder engagement support for Balance

1)Short description

Balance is a pubicly funded organisation based in the North East of England. Their remit to reduce the impact of alcohol misuse amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will run from appointment (December 2013) until 31 December 2014 with the possible extension of a further 12 months + 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance cover and/or other forms of security cover it deems appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further details will be provided to those who express interest in this opportunity and/or are invited to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Groupings of bidders may be required to form a separate limited company and/or that one takes full responsibility and/or that each takes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire and for those shortlisted, the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire and for those shortlisted, the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see pre-qualification questionnaire and for those shortlisted, the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SP730 PR Support for Fresh and Balance
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.6.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.7.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.5.2013