Services - 436503-2018

06/10/2018    S193    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Advertising services

2018/S 193-436503

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: Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd
Postal address: 10th Floor, Beaufort House, 15 St Botolph Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: EC3A 7QU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073758194

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Media Strategy, Planning and Buying Agency — Consumer Awareness and Engagement Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) confirms its intention to procure media strategy, planning and buying agency services to support and deliver FSCS’ Consumer awareness strategy, aligned to our 2020’s organisation strategy.

The services will include supporting a forward-looking strategy, aimed at helping consumers to have understanding, awareness of protection areas and to trust FSCS to deliver.

It is proposed that procurement will be published in early 2019, a new contract commencement date from September 2019.

FSCS are considering holding a pre-market engagement event prior to issuing the OJEU notice. If you would be interested in attending, please e-mail

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 400 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Description of the procurement:

The 2020s will pose a number of new challenges for FSCS.

— retail financial markets and firms will be adapting to the challenges and opportunities of Brexit,

— consumers will be adopting new financial products and have higher expectations of the service they should receive,

— technology will offer new opportunities to improve the ease and speed of our service reducing cost,

— consumers will face more demanding choices and face correspondingly higher risks, but often with limited financial capability or other vulnerabilities,

— the industry will expect FSCS to work with the regulators to reduce the risk of future failure,

— customers will expect a seamless service, to help get them back on track.

FSCS will invest in digital technology to realise expectations of speed, ease and customisation. We know that when consumers are aware of FSCS protection it positively affects the choices they make around financial product purchase.

FSCS has always focussed on raising awareness of savings/deposit protection. From 2019, we will be moving the Programme to encompass raising awareness of all FSCS protection areas.

We are in a test and learn period, and we expect the planning and buying procurement to deliver an evolved integrated strategy, agile planning and delivery with a digital first approach.

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:

Please note that the total value is an estimate over a 4 year period.

There are no additional documents in relation to this PIN. However if you are interested in attending a pre-market engagement event please e-mail

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: