Published date: 25 June 2020

This notice was replaced on 16 July 2021

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

Opportunity (published 16 July 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Advertising services - 79341000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 June 2020

Approach to market date

22 June 2020

Contract start date

22 May 2022

Contract end date

21 May 2026

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.

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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 lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2022/2023 £200,000,000
2023/2024 £200,000,000
2024/2025 £200,000,000
2025/2026 £200,000,000

Additional text

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the media services market including but not limited to media planning, media buying and/or media sales services for traditional, digital, trade, recruitment, B2B, domestic, regional and international media

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during July, August and September 2020 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing no later
than midday on Monday 6th July 2020. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS
website page Crown for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce
the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber
Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when
properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from
the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate
that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in
connection with the procurement.
[The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off
contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they
meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme
for services under and in connection with this procurement.]
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding
material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government
Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE.

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