Published date: 22 March 2018

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: 16 April 2018

Contract summary


  • Advertising and marketing services - 79340000

  • Marketing services - 79342000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

22 March 2018

Closing date

16 April 2018

Contract start date

1 May 2018

Contract end date

31 October 2018

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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The requirement is for a media buying agency to supply the Council with a service to buy social media and digital advertising for Spring 2018. The advertising slots are required to appear across a period of up to 6 months starting May 2018. This is to support the marketing activity we are running to drive UK and international inward investment into the strategically important Enterprise Zones in and around Didcot called the Didcot Growth Accelerator.
The advertising format will be a series of differently themed Science Vale business and lifestyle short video clips (run times from 45 seconds to 1 minute) with links through to a landing page on the website This page will display the whole series of different video clips for people to view alongside a contact capture form. Outside of a small Facebook and mobile web campaign in October 2017, no other social media advertising has been carried out to date.
The design and artwork for all advertising and short video clips will be supplied by a third party (Kineticwecreate Ltd). All necessary artwork and videos will be supplied through Kinetic in the required format within the agreed deadlines.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Spend Management


c/o Capita, Arena Business Centre,
Threefield House, Threefield Lane
SO14 3LP


+44 2382021431