The TED website is eForms-ready since 2.11.2022. The search changed: please adapt your predefined expert queries. Discover the changes in the site news and in the updated Help Pages

Services - 445430-2015

Display compact view

18/12/2015    S245

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Advertising services

2015/S 245-445430

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Area 3 A South, Victoria Quay
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
For the attention of: Diane Archer
Telephone: +44 1312443670

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public 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: Accounts Commission for Scotland

Official name: Architecture and Design Scotland

Official name: Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Official name: Cairngorms National Park Authority

Official name: Care Inspectorate

Official name: Children's Hearings Scotland

Official name: Creative Scotland

Official name: Crofting Commission

Official name: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Official name: Historic Environment Scotland

Official name: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority

Official name: National Galleries of Scotland

Official name: National Library of Scotland

Official name: National Museums of Scotland

Official name: Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

Official name: Quality Meat Scotland

Official name: Risk Management Authority

Official name: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Official name: Scottish Agricultural Wages Board

Official name: Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Official name: Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

Official name: Scottish Enterprise

Official name: Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Official name: Scottish Funding Council

Official name: Scottish Futures Trust

Official name: Scottish Legal Aid Board

Official name: Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

Official name: Scottish Natural Heritage

Official name: Scottish Qualifications Authority

Official name: Scottish Social Services Council

Official name: Skills Development Scotland

Official name: sportscotland

Official name: VisitScotland

Official name: Water Industry Commission for Scotland

Official name: Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Official name: Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

Official name: Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

Official name: Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards

Official name: Scottish Law Commission

Official name: Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee

Official name: Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland

Official name: First-tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland

Official name: Lands Tribunal for Scotland

Official name: Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

Official name: Parole Board for Scotland

Official name: Private Rented Housing Panel / Homeowner Housing Panel

Official name: Scottish Charity Appeals Panel

Official name: Upper Tax Tribunal for Scotland

Official name: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Official name: David MacBrayne Ltd

Official name: Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Official name: Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd

Official name: Scottish Canals

Official name: Scottish Water

Official name: NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Official name: NHS Borders

Official name: NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Official name: NHS Fife

Official name: NHS Forth Valley

Official name: NHS Grampian

Official name: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Official name: NHS Highland

Official name: NHS Lanarkshire

Official name: NHS Lothian

Official name: NHS Orkney

Official name: NHS Shetland

Official name: NHS Tayside

Official name: NHS Western Isles

Official name: Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Official name: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Official name: National Waiting Times Centre Board

Official name: NHS 24

Official name: NHS Education for Scotland

Official name: NHS Health Scotland

Official name: NHS National Services Scotland

Official name: Scottish Ambulance Service Board

Official name: State Hospital Board for Scotland

Official name: Accountant in Bankruptcy

Official name: Disclosure Scotland

Official name: Education Scotland

Official name: Scottish Prison Service

Official name: Scottish Public Pensions Agency

Official name: Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Official name: Transport Scotland

Official name: Food Standards Scotland

Official name: National Records of Scotland

Official name: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Official name: Registers of Scotland

Official name: Revenue Scotland

Official name: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Official name: Scottish Housing Regulator

Official name: Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life

Official name: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

Official name: Scottish Human Rights Commission

Official name: Scottish Information Commissioner

Official name: Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

Official name: Standards Commission for Scotland

Official name: Audit Scotland

Official name: Court of Lord Lyon

Official name: Drinking Water Quality Regulator

Official name: HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

Official name: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland

Official name: HM Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland

Official name: James Hutton Institute

Official name: Justices of the Peace Advisory Committee

Official name: Moredun Research Institute

Official name: Office of the Convener of the Schools Closure Review Panel

Official name: Office of the Queens Printer

Official name: Scottish Agricultural College

Official name: Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Official name: Scottish Police Authority

Official name: Scottish Road Works Commissioner

Official name: Scottish Sentencing Council

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Media Services Framework.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Scottish Procurement (on behalf of the Scottish Ministers)is looking to replace the current Media Services framework at the end of its term. The current Media Services framework began in April 2013 and is due to expire at the end of October 2016. Services fall into seven separate categories:
— Press cuttings service;
— News release distribution service;
— Broadcast monitoring service;
— On-line news monitoring service;
— On-line social media monitoring service;
— Evaluation and analytical service;
— Enquiry management service.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79341000 Advertising services, 79310000 Market research services, 79416000 Public relations services, 79340000 Advertising and marketing services, 22200000 Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines, 72310000 Data-processing services, 72416000 Application service providers, 79330000 Statistical services, 79342000 Marketing services, 92400000 News-agency 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:
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross- border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:

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:
Payment will be made monthly or quarterly in arrears and within 30 days of a valid invoice being received by the contracting authority.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:

Scottish Procurement is the organisation tasked with procuring goods and services for bodies across the Scottish public sector. Located within the Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate of the Scottish Government, Scottish Procurement aims to deliver sustainable value for money savings through effective collaboration throughout the procurement cycle and optimising compliance with national frameworks and contracts. Further Information on Scottish Procurement is available at:

Scottish Procurement is looking to replace the current Media Services framework at the end of its term. We believe in giving the market an opportunity to help shape and influence the future provision of these services across the Public Sector, and the procurement process itself. Your views are important to us. We are seeking views and information from the market place. This information will be considered along with the views of users and others in Government and will help develop the procurement strategy. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to:
— Give an overview of our work;
— Ask your views on how we can best interact with Service Providers to obtain services at best value in the delivery of a Media Services framework;
— Seek your views on any related issues/developments in the marketplace that might impact on this project or should be considered when procuring these services;
— Help us both gain maximum benefit in future commercial relationships.
(SC Ref:423638).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: