On 10 February this year, we launched a tender opportunity for a PR/public affairs agency to work alongside OxLEP for a two-year period. This opportunity was closed on 6 March and a number of agencies were shortlisted for consideration on 11 March.
As a direct result of the COVID-19, we took the decision on 19 March to suspend the original recruitment process and advised all shortlisted agencies of this step.
Since this suspension, it has become very apparent that some areas of support outlined in the original tender document needed to be significantly refined. Therefore, we have taken the decision to coordinate a new recruitment process, based against an updated tender document and we will reopen this opportunity to the wider market.
We welcome applications from all PR and public affairs agencies that meet the specified selection criteria.
Interested agencies or parties should submit tender responses no later than Thursday 23 July at 5pm. All key dates are outlined in the below tender document.
Agencies are welcome to contact OxLEP for a discussion regarding this project prior to the submission deadline. Please contact Rob Panting, Communications Manager at OxLEP, via: 07748 333402 or email: email@example.com. To ensure equal treatment – where clarification is sought on anything in relation to this tender document – we will promptly make the information available to all potential bidders too though a set of FAQs.
All updated FAQs will be regularly uploaded to this webpage.