Services - 235358-2018

01/06/2018    S103

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services

2018/S 103-235358

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


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
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Brydon
Telephone: +44 1312443718
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

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
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services to the Scottish Public Sector.

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: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79341000 Advertising services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate (SPCD) is the organisation tasked with procuring requirements on behalf of Scottish Public Sector Bodies. The current framework agreement for Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services is due to expire on 31.8.2019. Work has commenced in developing the procurement strategy options including canvassing of stakeholders views. In order to complete and finalise the strategy, SPCD recognises the value of suppliers having the opportunity to contribute to this process on a Non-competitive, non-judgemental basis.

This request for information is aimed at collating those views from market participants. This information may be utilised in developing the procurement strategy to help deliver contractual arrangements for Media Planning, Buying and Associated Service requirements.

Suppliers and other interested parties should read and complete the following Request for Information Online Questionnaire using the link below.


The questionnaire will be available for all interested parties until 22.6.2018.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

If you’re 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:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:539779).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: