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Services - 110755-2018

13/03/2018    S50    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Public relations consultancy services

2018/S 050-110755

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North London Waste Authority
Postal address: Unit 1b Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, Tottenham Hale
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: N17 9LJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: communicationsprocurement@nlwa.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2084894360

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.nlwa.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/nlwa
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/nlwa
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Communications Consultancy Services relating to the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP)

Reference number: COMM00000007
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79416200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

North London Waste Authority (the Authority) is seeking a Communications Consultant to assist the Authority in the development of a communications strategy, communications planning and delivery and other communications support services relating to the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) for the development of a replacement energy recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark, north London. The Consultant must work in partnership with the Authority and have a detailed understanding of the NLHPP and its objectives as set out within the North London Heat and Power Generating Station Order 2017 (DCO) and associated documentation. The successful Tenderer will be required to manage the NLHPP social media and digital channels working alongside the in-house team and to manage a number of communication channels with residents and other key stakeholders. The scope of services for the Communications Consultant is attached at Appendix 1 of the Invitation to Tender.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North London Waste Authority (“the Authority”) is seeking a Communications Consultant to assist the Authority in the development of a communications strategy, communications planning and delivery and other communications support services relating to the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) for the development of a replacement energy recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark, north London. The successful Tenderer must work in partnership with the Authority throughout the development of the NLHPP. This will require the successful Tenderer to have a detailed understanding of the NLHPP and its objectives to ensure the successful delivery, outcomes, and performance of the NLHPP as set out within the North London Heat and Power Generating Station Order 2017 (Development Consent Order) and associated documentation. The successful Tenderer will be required to manage the NLHPP social media and digital channels throughout the DCO implementation and, working alongside the in-house team, to manage a number of communication channels with residents and other key stakeholders which could include, but are not limited to, printed newsletters, e-newsletters and managing the NLHPP website. The workload will fluctuate over the contract period. The successful Tenderer should demonstrate that they have suitably experienced employees who have worked in similar projects to advise the Authority. The scope of services for the Communications Consultant is attached at Appendix 1 of the Invitation to Tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 22/06/2018
End: 22/06/2028
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority may, at its discretion, give notice before the expiry of the 10 (ten) year period to extend the Contract on the same terms and conditions for a further period of up to 5 (five) years by a maximum of 5 extensions of up to 12 (twelve) months each.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/04/2018
Local time: 13:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/04/2018
Local time: 13:01
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Tenderers should note that the Authority intends to publish details of any contract awarded in accordance with the UK Government transparency policy, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right not to award the Contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice; and to make changes it deems fit to the content and structure of the competition whilst ensuring compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) and the EU Directives; and in no circumstance will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by Tenderers. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this notice, the procurement documents or in an acceptance of a Tender by the Authority shall be construed as an agreement by the Authority to enter into the Contract with the successful Tenderer. Details of the conditions relating to submission of Tenders, conduct of the procurement process and award of contract (including terms and conditions of the Contract) are set out in the procurement documents which are available at in-tendhost.co.uk/nlwa

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: North London Waste Authority
Postal address: Unit 1b Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, Tottenham Hale
Town: London
Postal code: N17 9LJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: communicationsprocurement@nlwa.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2084894360

Internet address: www.nlwa.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/03/2018