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Media planning, buying and associated services: framework

Published: 1 Sep 2015

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the contract.

1 Sep 2015
Media planning, buying and associated services: framework
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: in progress
Dates of contract: 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2019
Category: media, marketing, design and print


This framework agreement is for the provision of media planning, buying and associated services.

It covers a full range of media as detailed below in Scotland, UK and Ireland, Europe, USA and such other territories as identified by framework public bodies in support of activities including, but not restricted to, social advertising, public information (including access to services) and revenue generating promotion.

What is in scope

Media planning and buying for a full range of media namely:

  • television
  • radio
  • press/magazine
  • digital/online including mobile and social media
  • cinema
  • out of home

What is out of scope

The framework does not cover recruitment advertising and public information notice advertising.

Who can use this

The framework is open to the following public sector bodies:

  • central government
  • health
  • local authorities
  • police and fire
  • universities and colleges
  • third sector
  • other public bodies

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of our guidance on framework agreements.


Benefits of this framework include:

  • opportunity for a co-ordinated approach across the Scottish public sector
  • opportunity for public bodies to learn and liaise and share best practice
  • value for money savings through mini competitions and collaboration


Supplier details can be found in the attached buyer's guide.

Further information

See the attached buyer's guide for more information.

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.


Alastair Dougall
Tel: 0141 242 5594

Paul Brydon
Tel: 0131 244 3718