Scottish Government Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices Framework
This Framework Agreement is for the provision of recruitment and public appointments advertising and public information notice adverts.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Area 3A South, Victoria Quay
NUTS code: UKM
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Brydon
Telephone: +44 1312443718
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This framework agreement is for the provision of recruitment and public appointments advertising and public information notice adverts. The contractor will be required to work with the framework public bodies to meet all requirements of the service, this will include providing copy-writing and type-setting services, advice on digital advertising options, along with advice relating to the wording, branding and placement of adverts and use of various media routes.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate (SPCD) is the organisation tasked with procuring requirements on behalf of Scottish Public Sector Bodies. The framework will cover the provision of recruitment advertising and public information notices, for the booking of advertisements to run in Scotland, UK and Overseas, in support of activities including, but not restricted to, public information and recruitment advertising. The purpose of this agreement is to provide the Scottish Public Sector with an open and transparent approach to recruitment advertising and public information services, with the contractor providing the best possible outcomes for campaign activity.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
If you’re an SME or 3rd sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, the supplier development programme can help. Attached is a link to the supplier development programme:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
This section refers to section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers question 4B.5.
4B.5.1 to 4B.5.3 It is a requirement of this framework that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded framework the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employers (compulsory) liability insurance = in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force.
Public liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident
Professional indemnity insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident
Bidders who do not currently have or cannot commit to obtaining the levels of Insurance requested may be excluded from the procurement process. In event of award of a framework, Scottish Government will seek proof that these insurance provisions have been fully complied with.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Within 4 years.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
1) The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Ltd, the commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Scottish Futures Trust, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by 1 or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the membership database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers, Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices are listed at
Overview of the governance structure of public procurement for Scotland, including the Public Procurement Group.
2) Full details of award criteria and the weightings and scoring can be found in the invitation to tender;
3) Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Sco) Regs 2015;
4) ESPD (Sco) — section 2: subcontractors who are not being relied upon to meet selection criteria — a separate ESPD (Sco) will not be required at this stage.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 15482.
For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Scottish Government is persuaded by evidence which shows that the delivery of high-quality public services is critically dependent on a workforce that is well motivated, well led and has appropriate opportunities for training and skills development. These factors are also important for workforce recruitment and retention and thus continuity of service.
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525Internet address: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/edinburgh-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: