Procurement: public relations framework

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

Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: in progress
Dates of contract: 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2022
Category: media, marketing, design and print


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 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.


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


  • 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.


Alastair Dougall
Tel: 0141 242 5594

Norman Matheson
Tel: 0141 242 5594

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