Tender for Communications Stakeholder Engagement
The National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) require a person/organisation that can provide a high calibre, hands on, complete communications and stakeholder function for NARU and its associated workstream.
UK-Birmingham: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
West Midland Ambulance Service
Chelmsley Wood Ambulance Station, Waterloo Avenue
For the attention of: Laura Johnson
B37 6RE Birmingham
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various sites across the UK associated to Ambulance Trusts across, may include overseas provision at some point in the life time of the contract.
NUTS code UK
The person/organisation must provide a robust media relations function, management of electronic media requirements, third party liaison and management, publishing and design/print management, film development, organise the National Resilience Conference, corporate identity and branding, recruitment marketing, developing and maintaining key contacts for NARU, international relations, general queries on a day to day basis.
NARU overarching objectives are:
— assist in the delivery of the NARU strategy by proactively communicating with stakeholders,
— develop the NARU communications strategy ensuring it reflects the requirements of NARU on a continuous basis,
— assist in income generation by provision of communications advice, guidance, commercial planning, contacts and marketing activities,
— enhances communications links between Trusts and NARU, building on links with Emergency Preparedness and Communications leads, plus other key staff,
— provide a platform for ambulance resilience issues (central/national and Trust-based) by providing a single portal for information and resources through maintenance of an effective web presence,
— foster a spirit of inclusivity by providing information for public, patients and NHS staff with regards to NHS ambulance service resilience,
— assist ambulance Trusts in warning and informing via the NARU website in times of crisis.
The contract will be open for all Ambulance Trusts across the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales & N.Ireland).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 30
2. Quality. Weighting 70
Section VI: Complementary information
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Procurement, Chelmsley Wood Ambulance Station, Waterloo Avenue
B37 6RE Birmingham
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.10.2012