Tender for Media Auditor Services

Tender for Media Auditor Services

The contractor will be required to work on behalf of the framework public bodies to meet all requirements of the service.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising consultancy services

2020/S 247-615644

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Area 3A South, Victoria Quay
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Brydon
E-mail: paul.brydon@gov.scot
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

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Media Auditor Services


Reference number: SP-20-028

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79341100 Advertising consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This framework agreement is for the provision of media auditor services. The contractor will be required to work on behalf of the framework public bodies to meet all requirements of the service, this will include undertaking a review of the advertising purchased under the media planning, buying and associated services framework agreement and provide support and advice to framework public bodies. Additionally, the contractor will be required to provide technical advice and support to the award of any new media planning and buying framework.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79341100 Advertising consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Procurement and Property Directorate (SPPD) is the organisation tasked with procuring requirements on behalf of Scottish Public Sector Bodies. The Contract will cover the provision of media auditor services to undertake a review of the advertising purchased under the media planning, buying and associated services framework agreement and provide technical advice and support.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information


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)Conditions for participation

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This Section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers question 4B.5.


Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:


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 = GBP 1 million per incident.

Professional indemnity insurance = GBP 1 million 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 contract, Scottish Government will seek proof that these Insurance provisions have been fully complied with.


III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Within 4 years.


VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:


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 one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one 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 one 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.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 17567. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract 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.

(SC Ref:638465)


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525
Internet address: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/edinburgh-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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: