UK Government Investments Public Relations Services Contract

UK Government Investments Public Relations Services Contract

The requirement is for an agency (or agencies) to provide the media relations function.

Public Relations Services for UKGI

Contract summary



  • Public relations services – 79416000

Location of contract

United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 March 2021

Closing date

7 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

30 April 2021

Contract end date

30 April 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





UK Government Investments (UKGI) is the Government’s centre of excellence in corporate governance and corporate finance. It works across Government, on some of its most interesting and complex corporate finance and commercial tasks, working closely with both the private sector and the wider public sector, with regular interaction with ministers, Parliament and Whitehall departments. The Authority was established on 1 April 2016 through the combination of the Shareholder Executive and UK Financial Investments, and is a private limited company wholly owned by HM Treasury (“HMT”).

The Marketing and Communications lead has overview of UKGI’s media relations, but UKGI does not have an in-house press office.

The Requirement is for an agency (or agencies) to provide the media relations function.

Further details can be found in the Bid Pack for this procurement.


More information


Additional text
Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the Procurement. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at following the link ‘I am a New Supplier User’.

Please note that, to register and to enable any subsequent contract award, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering. Potential Providers should note that it could take up to 10 working days to obtain a DUNS number.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Once you have registered on the eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, do not repeat the registration process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via “User Management” > “Manage Users” > “Users” > “Create”.

To express your interest in this procurement:
1) Login to the eSourcing Suite portal;
2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs open to all suppliers;
3) On the “ITTs Open to All Suppliers” webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;
4) Click on ‘Express Interest’ at the top of the next screen;
5) You can now access the published documents in the eSourcing Suite portal.

It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to have a sufficient amount of time to respond.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Customer Service Centre:
Telephone: 0345 410 2222


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Crown Commercial Service on behalf of UK Government Investments : HM Treasury


Floor 9, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


0345 410 2222