Services - 62525-2019

08/02/2019    S28

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services

2019/S 028-062525

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Victoria Quay, Leith
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
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
I.3)Communication
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
II.1.1)Title:

Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services

Reference number: SP-18-007
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79341000 Advertising services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The framework will cover the provision of media planning and buying, for the booking of advertisements to run in Scotland, UK and Ireland and Overseas, in support of activities including, but not restricted to, social advertising, public information (including access to services) and revenue generating promotion.

The purpose of this agreement is to provide the Scottish Public Sector with a new, open and transparent approach to media planning, buying and associated services, with the Contractors providing the best possible outcomes for media campaigns.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services (UK and Overseas)

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79341000 Advertising services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework will cover the provision of media planning and buying, for the booking of advertisements to run in Scotland, UK and Ireland and Overseas, in support of activities including, but not restricted to, social advertising, public information (including access to services) and revenue generating promotion.

The purpose of this agreement is to provide the Scottish Public Sector with a new, open and transparent approach to media planning, buying and associated services, with the Contractors providing the best possible outcomes for media campaigns.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 48 000 000.00 GBP
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79341000 Advertising services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

International media planning, buying and associated services the International agreement will cover the provision of overseas media advertising, for adverts/creative content purchased and placed “in country”. International campaigns may require multiple regional market implementation by regional offices in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia, and any such other territories as identified by the Framework Public Body.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 GBP
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

A list of criteria can be found in the relevant selection of the ESPD (Scotland) within Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PCS-T) module.

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 = 1 000 000 GBP per incident,

— professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 103-235358
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/03/2019
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

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, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Ltd, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, 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 Scottish Public Bodies is available at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement

2) The media planning, buying and associated services requirement has been divided into 2 separate lots. The detailed award criteria is stated in the procurement documents;

3) Full details of award criteria and the weightings and scoring can be found in the invitation to tender;

4) 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;

5) ESPD (Sco)- Section 2: Sub-Contractors who are not being relied upon to meet Selection Criteria — A separate ESPD (Sco) will not be required at this Stage;

6) In respect of ESPD (Sco) Question 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2, it is a requirement of the Framework Agreement 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:

— public liability insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP,

— employer’s liability insurance in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force.

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 framework, Scottish Government will seek proof that these Insurance provisions have been fully complied with.

7. If you are 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:https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/?utm_source=pcs&utm_medium=frontpage&utm_content=march16&utm_campaign=SDP03

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11881. 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:

Note to suppliers: 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:565861).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Victoria Quay, Leith
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447556
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
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:
05/02/2019