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Title: B2B Social Media Sales Tools
Reference No: APR351385
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000543130
Published by: Scottish Enterprise
Publication Date: 15/04/2019
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 03 Contract Award Notice - Successful Supplier(s)
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: This is a Voluntary ex ante transparency (VEAT) Notice. This notice is to indicate that Scottish Enterprise intends to contract direct with LinkedIn. LinkedIn are the only B2B Social Media supplier who can give us access to tens of millions of C Suite prospects worldwide
CPV: 48520000, 48520000.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Contact person: Anne Marie Borman

Telephone: +44 1592623006

E-mail: anne.marie.borman@scotent.co.uk

Fax: +44 1412481600

NUTS: UKM82

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

B2B Social Media Sales Tools

Reference number: P19-0029

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48520000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This is a Voluntary ex ante transparency (VEAT) Notice. This notice is to indicate that Scottish Enterprise intends to contract direct with LinkedIn. LinkedIn are the only B2B Social Media supplier who can give us access to tens of millions of C Suite prospects worldwide

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48520000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This is a voluntary ex ante transparency (VEAT) notice. This notice is to indicate that Scottish Enterprise intends to contract with LinkedIn. LinkedIn are the only B2B Social Media supplier who can give Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International licence holders access to tens of millions of C Suite prospects worldwide. The 60 licences software will be used by SE & SDI Trade and Investment staff across 40 offices globally to help identify, reach and engage targeted audiences for the purposes of marketing Scotland as an attractive location for inward Investment and encourage international trade with Scottish companies. It will also help promote SE solutions and services to globally competitive companies and sectors.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation

LinkedIn are the only B2B Social Media supplier who can give Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International licence holders access to tens of millions of C Suite prospects worldwide; the other two B2B Social Media networks Xing and Viadeo cannot offer a comparable reach globally or access to C Suite industry sector contacts in key markets like USA, India and China, where so much of Scotland's inward investment originates, having less than 10% of the members and being focused on German / French speaking countries respectively. Unlike previously when SE bought these licences through Dog Digital - Glasgow via a competitive tender to digital agencies, clients can now only buy these LinkedIn licences directly but there are significant taxpayer benefits - no agency fee mark up, training is included rather than extra and discounts apply for longer contract periods. Our current LinkedIn Sales Navigator licences run out 02/06, after which if this contract isn't renewed, then all the thousands of prospects info stored within will be lost because LinkedIn cannot extend the licences. This contract will be for 24 months with the option to extend for a further 2, 12 month periods.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 094-214154

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: P19-0029

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2 Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

16/05/2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Linkedin

Wilton Place, Wilton Plaza

Dublin

D2

IE

NUTS: IE

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 222 666.00 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot: 222 666.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

(SC Ref:580676)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1592623006

Fax: +44 1412481600

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw

Glasgow

G2 8LU

UK

Telephone: +44 1412425466

E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries.

Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Scottish Enterprise

50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1412041111

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

11/04/2019


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Main Contact: anne.marie.borman@scotent.co.uk
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Commodity Categories

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151000Business ConsultancyConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
180Outside Scotland
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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