Published date: 4 February 2021

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Opportunity (published 26 February 2021, last edited 17 March 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Advertising and marketing services - 79340000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 February 2021

Approach to market date

23 February 2021

Contract start date

25 August 2021

Contract end date

24 August 2025

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?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan
Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of creative and marketing
services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public
Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education,
Charities and Devolved Administrations.

It is intended that this commercial
agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all creative and marketing services
required by UK Central Government Departments.
The aim of the Campaign Solutions 2 agreement is to provide Public Sector
customers with access to an innovative, quality and value for money approach to
buying communications that takes advantage of dynamic changes within the

The framework will consist of 5 lots and will be for a duration of 4 years (2+1+1)

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £100,000,000
2022/2023 £100,000,000
2023/2024 £190,000,000
2024/2025 £100,000,000


Additional text

This Prior Information Notice is to make the market aware of our upcoming requirement and opportunity
for agencies in the creative and marketing area.
Crown Commercial Service intends to hold a series of market engagement events between December 2020
to January 2021 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting
framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement event please email
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 for updates.
This PIN is for information only
Please note that for this and all new UK procurement opportunities which are launched after 23:00 on 31
December 2020, CCS will be required to publish notices relating to those procurements on the new UK
Find a Tender Service (FTS). Notices will not be published on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)/OJEU.
You are therefore advised to monitor FTS and Contracts Finder for the notification of the release of the ITT
documents for this procurement.
FTS will be available for public use from 23:00 on 31 December 2020.
Further information can be found at
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 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. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the
Framework Agreement Schedule, "Security Requirement and Plan", to meet Framework Agreement
requirements. This will be releas

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