Published date: 20 November 2019

This notice was replaced on 3 April 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 3 April 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.

Contract summary


  • Accounting, auditing and fiscal services - 79200000

  • Advertising and marketing services - 79340000

  • Radio and television services - 92200000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 November 2019

Closing date

20 December 2019

Contract start date

16 March 2020

Contract end date

15 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of Communication Performance Audit & Analysis services for the Cabinet Office and all UK Central Government and the Wider Public Sector Buyers identified at Section VI.3) of this notice.

The Framework Agreement will comprise of the following lots:

Lot 1 Contract and Pricing Compliance,

Lot 2 Effectiveness and Outcomes, and

Lot 3 Specialist Strategic Advice.

This Framework will provide an independent performance, assurance and auditing function assessing services provided against Call-Off Contracts which have been established by Buyers under Campaign Solutions, Communication Services, Research Marketplace and Media Buying Frameworks. This agreement is to further provide a vehicle whereby Buyers can fulfil the requirements of any non-CCS agreements.

The full specification is set out in Framework Schedule 1 (Specification), which can be found in the attachments area of the eSourcing suite.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

The minister for the cabinet office acting through crown commercial service


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


+44 3450103503