Published date: 5 February 2021

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: 26 February 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Marketing management consultancy services - 79413000

  • Public relations services - 79416000

Location of contract

East Midlands, East of England, South East

Value of contract

£40,000 to £50,000

Procurement reference


Published date

5 February 2021

Closing date

26 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

24 March 2021

Contract end date

30 June 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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MHCLG is seeking to procure a planning / engagement specialist to support the Government in developing an approach to engaging local audiences (both stakeholder groups and the public) throughout the process of developing up to four new or expanded settlements in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc) aligned with new stations along the East West Rail (EWR) Central Section.

MHCLG is responsible for Government policy relating to housing, planning and building, local growth, local government, integration and community cohesion. Its job is to create great places to live and work right across the country. It is a ministerial department, supported by 13 agencies and public bodies.

MHCLG is using the Bravo eTendering portal to run this procurement. Further information can be found at under the project title "ITT: itt_97 - CPD/004/121/184; MHCLG - Engagement trategy_New/expanded settlements (OxCam Arc)".

Register for a free account at
Click the 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are procurement processes 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. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box
Click 'My Response' under 'ITT Details', you can choose to:
• 'Create Response', or,
• 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining).
You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the Authority and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform. You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

More information


Additional text

Further information can be found by following the instructions within "Bravo portal instructions_Engagement Strategy_New settlements".

About the buyer

Contact name

MHCLG Commercial


Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street