Web Copywriting Contract – Flexible Digital Writing Resource Framework

Web Copywriting Contract – Flexible Digital Writing Resource Framework

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible digital content writing resource to undertake web copywriting for all our digital channels for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Procurement

Anne Marie Borman

+44 1412482700

anne.marie.borman@scotent.co.uk

+44 1412481600

http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Flexible Digital Writing Resource Framework

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

27

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Scotland

UKM

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

3

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

665000950000GBP

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

 

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible digital content writing resource to undertake web copywriting for all our digital channels for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year. Subjects covered will include the sectors supported by Scottish Enterprise’s operations and those which form part of our proposition for inward investors through Scottish Development International.

It is envisaged that this contract will commence July 2014 until July 2017 with the opportunity to extend for 1 additional year

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=300063.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

92312211
72600000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

665000950000
GBP

II.2.2)

Options

The proposed contract will be for a 3 year duration with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further one year period.

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

36

Number of possible renewals

1

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

12

II.3)

Duration of the contract or limit for completion

 02-07-2014 01-07-2014

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

 

Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


 

Other conditions – Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


Other conditions – Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity


Other conditions – Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure

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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

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IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P14-0171

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

 

IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

09-05-2014  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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IV.3.7)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders

 

 09-05-2014  12:00
Scottish Enterprise Office, 17/19 Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA3 1HA

Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No

VI.3)

Additional Information

 

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.

The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.

The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of one or more offers.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.

Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.

Bidders may be required to attend for interview.

Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.

The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements.

The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.

(SC Ref:300063)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures


Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G28LG

UK

spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/government/procurement/selling/supplier-enquiries

Body responsible for mediation procedures


Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G2 8LG

UK

spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/government/procurement/selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained


Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G2 8LG

UK

spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

28-03-2014