University of Leeds Fundraising Services Contract
The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide fundraising services to support its Footsteps Fund regular giving programme.
United Kingdom-Leeds: Direct marketing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Purchasing Office, 1-3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place
Contact person: Colin Challinor
Telephone: +44 1133434855
NUTS code: UKE42
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide fundraising services to support its Footsteps Fund regular giving programme. The University has an active alumni base of over 260 000. Since 2004, the Footstep Fund generated around 6 000 000 GBP from around 15 000 alumni donors.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide fundraising services to support its Footsteps Fund regular giving programme. The University has an active alumni base of over 260 000. Since 2004, the Footstep Fund generated around £6 million from around 15 000 alumni donors.
The Footsteps Fund is the vehicle for low to mid-level giving to the University’s Making a World of Difference Campaign (which is on target to raise 100 000 000 GBP by 2020), generating c.10 % of the overall total, but more than 95 % of the donors. Last year the Footsteps Fund raised over 620 000 GBP via direct mail, telephone appeals, crowdfunding and leadership giving.
As the programme matures we are coming to the end of a period of rapid growth and are reviewing and consolidating our activity. In particular we are exploring how we strengthen our retention strategies, better integrate channels and develop a separate acquisition strategy.
The successful agency will have experience of producing successful multi-channel fundraising appeals that retain, develop and acquire new donors and meet income targets.
The successful agency will provide fundraising creative services and manage associated data, print production and postage services relationships and processes — including briefing suppliers, managing timescales, and coordinating proofs, etc. They will provide some targeting advice, especially for acquisition mailings. Furthermore they will share our vision, challenge and question us, make suggestions and work together with us to make the programme fulfil its potential both for the University and our alumni community.
The initial contract term will be 2 years with options to extend for a further 3 years subject to annual review.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
As per SQ.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2019524-PRO-14930090
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United KingdomInternet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: