ID 3351409 TEO - COVID Public Information Campaign

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-002591
Publication date: 9 February 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Executive Office






United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)
Main address

Buyer's address

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

ID 3351409 TEO - COVID Public Information Campaign

Reference number

ID 3351409

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 79341000 - Advertising services
two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Executive Office requires the immediate appointment of an advertising contractor to build on and continue to deliver a multimedia advertising campaign on COVID-19. The contract duration is for two years commencing on 1 April 2021. The maximum budget is £2 million exclusive of VAT.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 79340000 - Advertising and marketing services
  • 79341400 - Advertising campaign services
  • 79341200 - Advertising management services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Executive Office requires the immediate appointment of an advertising contractor to build on and continue to deliver a multimedia advertising campaign on COVID-19. The contract duration is for two years commencing on 1 April 2021. The maximum budget is £2 million exclusive of VAT.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

Accelerated procedure


The Contracting Authority are proceeding with a reduced time limit for this tender competition due to the urgency and nature of this requirement.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate

24 February 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 25 May 2021

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

24 February 2021

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.3) Additional information

The successful Contractor’s performance on this Contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see. Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 - Contract Management - Procedures and Principles). Contractors not delivering on contract. requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory. levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory. levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their. performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional... misconduct and they may be issued with a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance and this Contract may be terminated. A central register. of such Notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of. a. Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of three years from the. date of issue of the Notice. It may also result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by. Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Any challenges are dealt with by the High Court Commercial Division to which proceedings may be issued regarding alleged breaches of the Public Contracts Regulations.



United Kingdom

six.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.