The Scottish Government confirms tender stage of creative services framework pushed back
The Scottish Government has confirmed that the already delayed Central Government Marketing Services tender has seen the invite to tender stage pushed back until the end of April.
It had been expected that companies who had expressed an interest in the two tenders, which would be worth around £100m between them and include up to 62 agencies, would find out whether they had reach the next stage by early April.
It has now been confirmed that the next stage will not be announced until early May.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Government, which is one of the partners included in both frameworks, confirmed; “The evaluation process has taken slightly longer due to the high number of applications received. We aim to complete this stage of the process by the end of April, and inform applicants of the outcome in May.”
The previous contract for the marketing services framework expired in March 2012, but a six month extension was implemented in order to cover until September, when the next contract is expected to be awarded.
The existing framework has been separated into two, including a fully management service framework and a multi-lot framework being implemented.
The lots for the latest framework will be made up of Marketing communications, Public relations, Digital, Research, Design, Direct marketing and Event services.