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Public relations framework

Published: 1 Jul 2017

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

Published:
1 Jul 2017
Public relations framework
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: in progress
Dates of contract: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021
Category: media, marketing, design and print

Overview 

This framework agreement is for the provision of public relations services.  It covers the provision of all public relations services including the planning, creative approach, project delivery and evaluation of public relations activity as required by individual framework public bodies.

What is in scope

Public relations requirements may include, either individually or in combination:

  • strategic planning
  • media relations and briefing
  • media partnerships
  • digital, social media and blogger relations
  • partnerships and promotions
  • content creation
  • sponsorship activation
  • stakeholder engagement and liaison
  • crisis and issues management
  • events and exhibition support
  • media training for spokespeople
  • evaluation and media monitoring
  • press trip organisation
  • media Intelligence
  • implementation of media events

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

See OJEU notice for full details.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use  DPS 2.0 when it is available to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.  If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Benefits

The benefits for public bodies using the framework are :

  • opportunity to have a co-ordinated approach across the Scottish public sector
  • opportunity for framework public bodies to learn and liaise and share best practice
  • value for money savings
  • all suppliers confirmed no inappropriate use of zero hours contracts, pay the above the living wage and offer a range of workforce benefits

Suppliers

  • 3x1 Public Relations
  • Muckle Media Ltd
  • Pagoda Public Relations Ltd
  • Smarts Communicate
  • Stripe PR & Communications

Full contact details of all the suppliers is contained 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.

Contact

Alastair Dougall
Email: Alastair.Dougall@gov.scot
Tel: 0141 242 5594

Paul Brydon
Email: Paul.Brydon@gov.scot
Tel: 0131 244 3718