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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Advertising services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of media services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all media services required by UK Central Government Departments.
The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plans to introduce a procurement for media services. Crown Commercial Service and The Government Communication Service plan to work extensively with the market and customers in the coming months, in order to develop a fit-for-purpose procurement strategy.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the media services market including but not limited to media planning, media buying and/or media sales services for traditional, digital, trade, recruitment, B2B, domestic, regional and international media.
Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during July, August and September 2020 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing email@example.com no later than midday on Monday 6 July 2020. Further details will be provided to you.
Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 4 years
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
The cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are cyber essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
[The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the cyber essentials scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official/sensitive. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the [Framework Agreement] Schedule, ‘Security Requirement and Plan’, to meet [Framework Agreement] requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.