Recruitment Communications Tender (Website Development, Social Media and Advertising)

Recruitment Communications Tender (Website Development, Social Media and Advertising)

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Career Portal, Social Digital Media, Branding. Lot No: 2 Lot title: Advertising.UK-Warwick: Advertising and marketing services

2013/S 112-192227

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
Contact point(s): CV34 6DA
For the attention of: Gurvinder Kaur
Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: gurvinder.kaur@nationalgrid.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.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
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:

Recruitment Communications.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 13: Advertising 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(s) is required to deliver Recruitment Communications services for National Grid. The requirement is divided into two Lots, as described within this notice. Suppliers may bid for one or both Lots. To register your interest in this procurement exercise and receive a copy of the PQQ, please email gurvinder.kaur@nationalgrid.com

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79341400, 79341000, 79341100

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:

A contract for the provision of Recruitment Communications services. The Framework will be divided into the following Lots. Lot 1 – Career Portal, Social Digital Media, Branding and Lot 2 – Advertising. Tenderers may bid for one or all Lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract has the option to extend for
up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value
stated in Section II.1.4 includes the option period.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Career Portal, Social Digital Media, Branding

1)Short description:

Career Portal, Social Digital Media, Branding services in relation to Recruitment Communications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79341400, 79342000, 79341000, 79341100

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Advertising

1)Short description:

Advertising services in relation to Recruitment Communications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79341400, 79342000, 79341000, 79341100

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 award criteria which will be available from National Grid to those applicants shortlisted to tender stage.
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 award criteria which will be available from National Grid to those applicants shortlisted to tender stage.
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: These details will be released in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The completion of and return of the PQQ shall constitute a formal response to participate.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These details will be released in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The completion of and return of the PQQ shall constitute a formal response to participate.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These details will be released in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The completion of and return of the PQQ shall constitute a formal response to participate.
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:

Recruitment Communications Services to National Grid UK.
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: 26.6.2013 – 09:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.6.2013 – 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 of 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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the decision to award the contract is communicated to tenderers. This decision notice will incorporate a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end. Any appeal or challenge against the award decision must be communicated to the address stated in section I.1 within the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved then the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within 3 months generally.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.6.2013