Published date: 16 July 2021

Last edited date: 17 September 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 September 2021, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Advertising services - 79341000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 July 2021

Closing date

28 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

14 December 2021

Contract end date

12 December 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


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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

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Media Services

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 25 June 2020



Additional text

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.

Potential Agencies successful in being awarded a place on Lots 1, 2 3 and 4 cannot be awarded a Framework Contract for Lot 5. This is due to the need for independence in relation to the auditing scope of work of Lot 5. Please refer to Attachment 1 About the Framework for further details.
Potential Agencies successful in being awarded a place on Lot 5 cannot cannot be awarded a Framework Contract for Lots 1, 2 3 and 4.

Please also refer to Attachment 1 About the Framework for information TUPE on Bids from Consortiums and Holding Companies

Lot 1 Strategic Media Activation (Media Buying): Please also refer to Attachment 1 About the Framework for information regarding TUPE.

The expected RM6123 framework commencement date is December 2021.

Between December 2021 and May 2022 there will be a transition period for Clients.

For the Potential Agency of Lot 1, the RM6123 framework services will not Launch before 01 April 2022 for Lot 1, or as confirmed in the awarded Framework Agreement.

Potential Agencies for all Lots must note that the current RM6003 Media Buying framework will not expire until 22 May 2022 and services under RM6003 will continue until this expiry date.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503