Services - 392701-2019

20/08/2019    S159

United Kingdom-Leicester: Advertising and marketing services

2019/S 159-392701

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF21 Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Solutions Procurement Team
E-mail: n.zulfugarov@espo.org
Telephone: +44 1162657928
Fax: +44 1162657899
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.espo.org/
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Local Authority Services

Section II: Object

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

3A_20 Advertising Solutions

Reference number: 3A_20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet. ESPO’s new advertising solutions framework will aim to offer UK public bodies an effective route to purchasing a range of advertising services, potentially including; recruitment advertising, public notices, student attraction, sponsorship of public spaces, as well as other campaigns required by the public sector. It is envisaged that the framework will be split into lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

3A_20 Advertising Solutions

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
79341000 Advertising services
79341100 Advertising consultancy services
79341200 Advertising management services
79341400 Advertising campaign services
79416000 Public relations services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet.

ESPO’s new advertising solutions framework will aim to offer UK public bodies an effective route to purchasing a range of advertising services, potentially including; recruitment advertising, public notices, student attraction, sponsorship of public spaces, as well as other campaigns required by the public sector. It is envisaged that the framework will be split into lots.

The purpose of this notice is to enable interested parties to engage with ESPO to discuss the services currently available in the market, options regarding the structure of the procurement and the anticipated direction of future market developments.

To participate in this market consultation, please register an expression of interest on eastmidstenders.org or contact resources@espo.org by 27.9.2019.

ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Ltd, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the second framework) with ESPO Trading Ltd on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.

Any second framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Ltd may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.

To express an interest:

(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org

(b) register;

(c) search for tender opportunity ‘3A_20’;

(d) express an interest.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/07/2020
End: 30/06/2023
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will have the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5) includes the option period.

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

To express an interest:

(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org

(b) register;

(c) search for tender opportunity ‘3A_20’;

(d) express an interest.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
18/02/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the framework agreement is open for use by public bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK:

— local authorities,

— educational establishments (including academies),

— Central Government Departments and Agencies,

— police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency services,

— NHS and HSC Bodies, including ambulance services,

— registered charities,

— registered social landlords,

— The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, or

— any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament.

Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/08/2019