Public Relations Tender for National Grid

Public Relations Tender for National Grid

Public Affairs Consultancy for EU and UK Public Affairs.

UK-Warwick: business and management consultancy services

2012/S 97-162146

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

National Grid
Global Procurement, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill
Contact point(s): Karen Richardson
For the attention of: Karen Richardson
CV34 6DA Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: karen.richardson1@nationalgrid.com

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
Electricity
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Public Affairs Consultancy for EU and UK Public Affairs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: National Grid UNITED KINGDOM region.
NUTS code UK

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):

The supplier is required to deliver EU and UK Public Affairs consultancy for National Grid.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79416000, 79416200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about 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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

National Grid requires a Public Affairs consultancy to work with a stimulating in house team and for an organisation that is collegiate, values its employees and is playing a major role in crucial policy areas.
The successful agency or consultant (s) will work closely with a highly motivated, professional, friendly and respected team.
Core services will include.
Advocacy.
Providing insight, political nous, and intelligence.
Intelligence.
Proactive daily political intelligence and reporting of developments relevant to National Grid within the UK and Brussels.
Products.
Timely delivery of standard and regular public affairs products.
Analysis.
Timely and insightful advice and analysis for proactive action.
Research.
Political research focused on our key campaigns and issues, assistance in the preparation of briefing notes and papers, biographies and letters.
Contact programmes.
Provision and update of regular prioritised contact plans for Westminster, London and Europe. UK and EU engagement plans need to consider all parties on a neutral basis.
LOT 1.
Providing daily political monitoring relevant to political intelligence and public affairs advice. Also including monitoring services for the European Parliament and European Commission.
LOT 2.
Providing daily political monitoring AND wider political intelligence / public affairs advice, plus requirements listed in the Scope of consultancy and Experience required from consultants which will be available in the invitation to tender (RFP) from National Grid to those participants invited to tender. Also including monitoring and political intelligence services for the European Parliament and European Commission.
LOT 3.
Service for LOTS 1 and / or 2 above focused only on the European Parliament and European Commission.
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

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: LOT 1

1)Short description:

LOT 1.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79416000, 79416200

3)Quantity or scope:

Providing daily political monitoring relevant to political intelligence and public affairs advice. Also including monitoring services for the European Parliament and European Commission.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: LOT 2

1)Short description:

LOT 2.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79416000, 79416200

3)Quantity or scope:

Providing daily political monitoring AND wider political intelligence / public affairs advice, plus requirements listed in the Scope of consultancy and Experience required from consultants which will be available in the invitation to tender (RFP) from National Grid to those participants invited to tender. Also including monitoring and political intelligence services for the European Parliament and European Commission.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: LOT 3

1)Short description:

LOT 3.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 79416000, 79416200

3)Quantity or scope:

Service for LOTS 1 and / or 2 above focused only on the European Parliament and European Commission.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

For this information please see the specific invitation to tender (RFP) and contract criteria which will be available from National Grid to those participants invited to tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Upon satisfactory completion of the project.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: For this information please see the specific invitation to tender (RFP) and contract criteria which will be availablefrom National Grid to those participants invited to tender.
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: For this information please see the specific invitation to tender (RFP) and contract criteria which will be available from National Grid to thoseparticipants invited to tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: For this information please see the specific invitation to tender (RFP) and contract criteria which will be availablefrom National Grid to those participants invited to tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: For this information please seethe specific invitation to tender (RFP) and contract criteria which will be available from National Grid to thoseparticipants invited 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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Please note we reserve the right to use an electronic auction. You will be informed if National Grid elects to take this route.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

Public Affairs Consultancy for EU and UK Public Affairs
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.6.2012 – 09:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.6.2012 – 09:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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:18.5.2012