Published date: 6 February 2020

Last edited date: 21 February 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 6 March 2020

Contract summary


  • Marketing services - 79342000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£1,000,000 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

6 February 2020

Closing date

6 March 2020

Contract start date

1 May 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NOTE: This notice was updated on 21 February 2020 for the following reason: Closing date has been extended to Thursday 12 March at 16:00 (4PM)(Rugby League World Cup 2021 are seeking a single supplier to oversee the development and end-to-end delivery of a creative multi-channel Marketing Communications Strategy for the lead up to, and during, the Tournament. The appointed will help to shape our customer-facing marketing and communications campaigns and support us in achieving our strategic objectives.

The Agency will take the lead and be responsible for:
*overseeing and delivery of the strategic development and planning aspects
*overseeing delivery of content development, production and delivery, communications, PR and media management
*overseeing delivery of social (paid campaigns, content and community management) and digital performance, mobile and search

Please not the deadline for bids is 6 March 2020.)

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Team


Quay West Trafford
Wharf Road
M17 1HH