Small Format Advertising Manchester
Manchester City Council currently operates a City Centre wide Free-Standing Unit contract for the provision of FSU structures.
United Kingdom-Manchester: Advertising services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Level 3, Town Hall Extention
NUTS code: UKD3
Postal code: M60 2LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Colin Butterworth
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
TC1000 Small Format Advertising
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Manchester City Council (MCC) currently operates a City Centre wide Free-Standing Unit (FSU) contract for the provision of FSU structures on MCC controlled public highway incorporating advertising display panels within Manchester city centre. MCC is now seeking a new arrangement with an innovative media owner to modernise the provision of the FSU structures, through a rationalisation and digitisation programme.
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:
Manchester City Council (MCC) currently operates a City Centre wide Free-Standing Unit (FSU) contract for the provision of FSU structures on MCC controlled public highway incorporating advertising display panels within Manchester city centre. MCC is now seeking a new arrangement with an innovative media owner to modernise the provision of the FSU structures, through a rationalisation and digitisation programme. Full details of the requirement can be found in the Services Specification contained within the invitation to tender documents which can be downloaded from the City Council’s electronic tendering portal known as ‘The Chest’ at www.the-chest.org.uk
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Option to extend for up to an additional 60 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
This is a competitive procedure with negotiation tender process and any interested party may tender. Invitations to Tender (ITT) will be issued to the top 4 highest scoring submission at the Request to Participate (RtP) who have also met all other criteria following evaluation of supporting evidence:
MCC (the Authority) reserve the right to:
(i) award this contract on the basis of the initial tender without negotiation;
(ii) negotiate in successive stages in order to reduce the number of tenders to be negotiated by applying the award criteria specified in the ITN.
The contract will be awarded for an initial term of 10 years commencing 1 January 2021, with an option to extend for up to an additional 5 years.
The contract will be a service concession contract pursuant to the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
The indicative value over the maximum term for each lot is based upon the estimated annual turnover of the operator.
The contracting authority expressly reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this contract.
In no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidate and any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers.
The Council is using the e-business portal known as The Chest www.the-chest.org.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the invitation to tender documents, tenderers will need to register their company details at the above website.
Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the invitation to tender documents.
Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed tender documents and accompanying documentation via the Chest on-line portal by 11 a.m. on Monday the 13 April 2020. Any supplier questions queries will also need to be submitted via The Chest website.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contract will be awarded for an initial term of 10 years commencing 1 January 2021, with an option to extend for up to an additional 5 years. A decision whether to extend the contract will be taken prior to the expiry of the initial contract term.
Country: United Kingdom
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract/framework is communicated to tenderers prior to entering into the contract/framework. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract/framework has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 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).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: