Public Relations Support Tender – Darlington

Public Relations Support Tender – Darlington

To provide a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases.

United Kingdom-Darlington: Public relations services

2020/S 248-619096

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Darlington Memorial Hospital
Town: Darlington
NUTS code: UKC13 Darlington
Postal code: DL3 6HX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Dexter
E-mail: rebecca.dexter@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1915692806
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cddft.nhs.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.cardea.nhs.uk/Cardea/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=4278&Culture=en-GB
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Contract for the Provision of Public Relations Support for Fresh and Balance

 

Reference number: SP1710

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79416000 Public relations services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance the North East Alcohol Office are Public Health funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their respective remits are to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and alcohol amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence.

While the exact scope of work from month to month may need to be flexible, fresh and balance are looking to work with a contractor to provide a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases with figures, case studies and spokespeople, handling time sensitive media enquiries, looking for new champions and evaluating reach and return on investment.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79342000 Marketing services
79341400 Advertising campaign services
79342200 Promotional services
79342300 Customer services
79341000 Advertising services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fresh, Smoke Free North East and Balance the North East Alcohol Office are Public Health funded organisations based in the North East of England. Their respective remits are to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and alcohol amongst their local population using a multi-strand approach based on best national and international evidence. A key element of their work and priority of local funders is the delivery of all year round news and social media activity to ensure topical issues and messages to foster behaviour change are in the public eye all year round on the channels that people see, read and hear, providing a highly cost effective return on investment. This also involves building support for measures to reduce smoking and harmful drinking, and engaging and motivating key partners. While the exact scope of work from month to month may need to be flexible, central to the offering will be providing a core press office function, supporting writing and localisation of press releases with figures, case studies and spokespeople, handling time sensitive media enquiries, looking for new champions and evaluating reach and return on investment. The contract is for 12 months with the option to extend for a further four periods of 12 months depending on available funding.

 

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

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Four 12-months renewals.

 

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: in accordance with Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the relevant contract documents and other documentation.

 

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: 18/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 01/02/2021

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

English

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 invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: CDD Services on behalf of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Centre for Health, White House Business Park, Traynor Way, County Durham
Town: Peterlee
Postal code: SR8 2RU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1915692830

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/12/2020