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The Open University is seeking to appoint a consumer Public Relations agency to carry out a range of PR and event activities to support the OU's UK consumer marketing campaign and help deliver student enquiry targets. The agency will ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6BP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ12

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.open.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/

I.2)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: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Consumer Public Relations Services/PUR/OJEU/2017.

Reference number: OUPA10377
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79416000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Open University is seeking to appoint a consumer Public Relations agency to carry out a range of PR and event activities to support the OU's UK consumer marketing campaign and help deliver student enquiry targets.

The agency will be expected to promote the OU to the UK media, including national and regional newspapers, consumer magazines, radio and TV stations, and online sites. They will initiate and implement a series of creative PR campaigns, events and activations and search out day-to-day media opportunities to pitch comment on consumer related subjects by OU experts and student and academic case studies and other content to the media. The wining agency will be required to carry out trade marketing activity to promote the OU's consumer marketing campaigns to the marketing trade press.

Future requirement may include delivery of the service to the B2B and international markets.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ12
Main site or place of performance:

Milton Keynes.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Open University is seeking to appoint a consumer Public Relations agency to carry out a range of PR and event activities to support the OU's UK consumer marketing campaign and help deliver student enquiry targets.

The agency will be expected to promote the OU to the UK media, including national and regional newspapers, consumer magazines, radio and TV stations, and online sites. They will initiate and implement a series of creative PR campaigns, events and activations and search out day-to-day media opportunities to pitch comment on consumer related subjects by OU experts and student and academic case studies and other content to the media. The wining agency will be required to carry out trade marketing activity to promote the OU's consumer marketing campaigns to the marketing trade press.

Future requirement may include delivery of the service to the B2B and international markets.

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:

12 months extension, subject to performance review.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
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
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
Restricted procedure
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.1.6)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: 24/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 13/09/2017
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom
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:
25/07/2017