Media Services

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-023128
Publication date: 16 September 2021

F14: Notice for changes or additional information

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

Email

supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 3150103503

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.gov.uk/ccs


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Media Services

Reference number

RM6123

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

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of media services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all media services required by UK Central Government Departments.

The framework agreement will be for a duration of 4 years


Section six. Complementary information

six.6) Original notice reference

Notice number: 2021/S 000-016685


Section seven. Changes

seven.1.2) Text to be corrected in the original notice
Section number

VI

Place of text to be modified

VI.3) Additional Information

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As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8e4ffbb0-1207-4701-996b-af69e9fa8c36

1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;

2) Contract notice authorised customer list;

3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-

security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs.

PLEASE NOTE:

All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME. On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.

Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.

CCS reserve the right to award a framework agreement to any Potential Agency in Lots 2, 4 and 5 whose final score for a Lot is within 1% of the last position

Please be advised the Launch date for Lot 1 will be up to 6 months and not before 01 April 2022 following the Appointment date however for Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 the Appointment Date and the Launch date will be the same date.

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at

eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Due to a new modification and clarification to the Lot 4 Call Off Contract Terms, in compliance with Regulation 47(3) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the Lot 4 time limit for the receipt of tenders has been extended.

Please note, this extension of time limits is for Lot 4 Only. The Lot 4 Time limit for receipt of tenders is therefore extended to 15:00hrs, Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Please note: for Lots 1, 2, 3 and 5, the Time limit for receipt of tenders will not be extended, as this modification relates to Lot 4 only.

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8e4ffbb0-1207-4701-996b-af69e9fa8c36

1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;

2) Contract notice authorised customer list;

3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.

Some purchases under this Framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs.

PLEASE NOTE:

All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME.

On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.

Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.

CCS reserve the right to award a framework agreement to any Potential Agency in Lots 2, 4 and 5 whose final score for a Lot is within 1% of the last position.

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Section number

IV

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IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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Date

16 August 2021

Local time

3:00pm

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Date

28 September 2021

Local time

3:00pm