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31/10/2015    S212

United Kingdom-Leicester: Advertising services

2015/S 212-385730

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Kate Richardson
Telephone: +44 1162944075

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Please see section II.4
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Other: local authority services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Organisations listed in section II.4
Postal address: For further details contact ESPO
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
3A_16 Advertising & Related Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 13: Advertising services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
ESPO is seeking to establish a national framework agreement with a number of suppliers for the provision of Advertising & Related Services. The framework will comprise of the following advertising services; Recruitment Advertising and Related Services; Public Notices Advertising; Campaign Advertising; e-Recruitment and Related Systems; Management of Advertising Space Commercial Sponsorship. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement. As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: who express an interest in tendering may be sent a market engagement questionnaire via the ProContract E-tendering portal.In order to express an interest in tendering for this future opportunity at the relevant time and/or requesting any further information, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available:
(a) Go to
(b) If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register’ box on the top of the home page,
(c) Once registered visit the home page select View Opportunities’ then ‘Search Latest Opportunities', from the ‘Organisation' drop down box select ‘ESPO', click search (options) and select the appropriate opportunity ‘XXXXX’,
(d) Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ box at the bottom of the screen. You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest,
(e) Once fully registered, you should download (e) the tender when it becomes available and you are notified via email. Interested parties should also note that final submissions must be made only via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded. All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal at the relevant time. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the ProContract portal. If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to or telephone +44 1670597136.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79341000 Advertising services, 79340000 Advertising and marketing services, 79341100 Advertising consultancy services, 22462000 Advertising material, 48000000 Software package and information systems, 48400000 Business transaction and personal business software package, 48450000 Time accounting or human resources software package, 48451000 Enterprise resource planning software package, 72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 72212450 Time accounting or human resources software development services, 79341200 Advertising management services, 79341400 Advertising campaign services, 79342000 Marketing services, 79600000 Recruitment services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot title: Advertising & Related Services
1)Short description:
Lot 1 — Recruitment Advertising and Related Services Lot 2 — Public Notices Advertising Lot 3 — Campaign Advertising Lot 4 — eRecruitment and Related Systems Lot 5 — Management of Advertising Space Commercial Sponsorship Full details on Lots will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000 Advertising and marketing services

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 0 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: