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Published 18/09/2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 182-440808
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyPublishing services
Date Published18th Sep 2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England Company Ltd
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Nadia.Bounhar@highwaysengland.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://highwaysengland.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Highways England Staff Magazine

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79970000 Publishing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England’s Communications directorate are seeking to appoint a single supplier to produce a quarterly internal magazine for both office based and on-road staff. The magazine is expected support the underlying principles of the business’ Internal Communications Strategy, which are:

• consistency in messaging

• clear purpose for each channel

• reduce duplication (and channels)

• build in two-way capability

• manager reference library

• measure outcomes not outputs

• more targeted comms.

In addition to this, Highways expect the successful supplier to bring Journalistic inquisitiveness, experience and focus to ensure the magazine appeals to staff who have an interest in internal business topics, infrastructure, construction and engineering.

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: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England’s Communications directorate are seeking to appoint a single supplier to produce a quarterly internal magazine for both office based and on-road staff. The magazine is expected support the underlying principles of the business’ Internal Communications Strategy, which are:

• consistency in messaging

• clear purpose for each channel

• reduce duplication (and channels)

• build in two-way capability

• manager reference library

• measure outcomes not outputs

• more targeted comms.

In addition to this, Highways expect the successful supplier to bring Journalistic inquisitiveness, experience and focus to ensure the magazine appeals to staff who have an interest in internal business topics, infrastructure, construction and engineering.

Over the last 3 years Highways England’s staff magazine has evolved to the point where its key focus is now on the people who make things happen within the business as opposed to the details of the organisations work. The magazine is to continue representing the culture, diversity and environment of HE employees with content being driven by colleagues telling their story through experiences.

The successful supplier is to ensure the magazine focuses on:

• achievements and contributions to the business

• HR related content

• corporate training

• people related project launches or news.

In line with both the organisational environmental strategy, Highways England are expecting the magazine to move to a digital format which includes video content, photo galleries, scalability etc meaning the magazine must be accessible across a range of devices, however it is important that the business are able to retain print on demand features.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended up to an additional 24 months (2 years).

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

How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Click the ITTs Open To All Suppliers link. (These are Invitations to Tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your My ITTs page.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

Agreement will contain service levels and key performance indicators, as stated in the procurement documents.

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
Open 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: yes
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: 16/10/2020
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/10/2020
Local time: 11:15

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
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:
14/09/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 182-440808
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyPublishing services
Date Published18th Sep 2020