Services - 376627-2016

27/10/2016    S208    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Antrim: Advertising and marketing services

2016/S 208-376627

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Firmus Energy (Distribution) Limited
A4 & A5 Fergusons Way, Kilbegs Road
Antrim
BT41 4LZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2894427800
E-mail: procurement@firmusenergy.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.firmusenergy.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA37889

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.firmusenergy.co.uk/publications/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Regulated Utility
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: natural gas distribution and supply

Section II: Object

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

Marketing & Communication Services.

Reference number: 2016/03
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79340000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Marketing and Communication Services to assist in growing the firmus energy brand.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1, 2 or 3.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Social Media and Digital Services

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79342000
79340000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN04
Main site or place of performance:

Antrim, Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Develop the social media plan based on overall marketing plan, customer analysis and market research. Execute and manage social media channels including content creation and graphic creation.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Firmus energy reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 4
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Public Relations and Public Affairs

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79416100
79430000
79112100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN04
Main site or place of performance:

Antrim, Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Development of Public Relations Strategy including identifying opportunities, monitoring media coverage and draft/issue of press releases.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Firmus energy reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 4
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advertising and Media

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79340000
79341400
79341200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN04
Main site or place of performance:

Antrim, Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advertising and campaign management including developing and executing media strategy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Firmus energy reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 4
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:

Desirable membership may include membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Institute of Marketing. However, this is not an essential criteria.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 29/11/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/12/2016
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=186770

(MT Ref:186770).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Firmus Energy (Distribution) Limited
A4 & A5 Fergusons Way, Kilbegs Road
Antrim
BT41 4LZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2894427800
E-mail: procurement@firmusenergy.co.uk

Internet address: www.firmusenergy.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/10/2016