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Editorial Consultant - Invitation to Tender

The Norwegian Public Procurement Act and part I of the Norwegian Public Procurement Regulations applicable on the date of 07.01.2021 apply to this contract.

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CASE NO. 21/221

1.        GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in London, hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Authority, is inviting participation in a tender procedure to establish a contract for editorial consultant for Norwegian Arts, the embassy’s cultural digital magazine.

 

The Contracting Authority may invite the tenderers to negotiations provided the Contracting Authority, following an initial evaluation of the tenders, considers this appropriate.

 

The tentative schedule for the procurement process is:

Activity

Time/Date

Invitation to tender made public  

12.01.2021

Deadline for receipt of tenders

27.01.2021 at 12.00 hrs

Notification of award

03.02.2021

Contract signature

10.02.2021

Expiry of tender validity period (tenders remain open for acceptance for 30 days after the deadline for receipt of tenders)

25.02.2021 at 12.00 hrs

 

All questions and enquiries regarding this invitation to tender are to be submitted by email to marte.eide@mfa.no.

 

Complete tenders, including appedix 1 below, must be in English and must be delivered electronically to: marte.eide@mfa.no. Write “Tender, case no. 21/221” in the subject field.

 

All tenderers will be notified by email when a decision has been made on the award of contract.

 

2.        ABOUT THE CONTRACT

2.1  Description of the services required

Objective: The website Norwegian Arts has existed for several years and the Embassy want to further develop the webpage and it’s reach, while maintaining the high quality of the content. The Embassy is looking for a long-term Editorial Consultant for its digital magazine, Norwegian Arts, based in the UK. The editorial team shall consist of one team member from the Embassy with editorial knowledge and one external editorial consultant.


Background: Journalist/editorial experience. Must have experience of commissioning and editing articles, as well as excellent communication skills.


Scope: Part of the editorial team of the online cultural magazine Norwegian Arts.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, planning and scheduling content, commissioning, writing and editing articles, development of contacts, proof reading, publishing and production.

Requirements: Must have in-depth knowledge of Norway, as well as Norwegian and British arts and culture. Must have experience in operating Wordpress and using it a publication site. Must have excellent knowledge of English and be based in the UK. The candidate must adhere to the values the MFA and the Norwegian Embassy in London.


Deliverables: To be a part of the editorial team for Norwegian Arts and assist where needed. No report of the work conducted is required.


Timeframe: A 3-year contract, with the option of early termination for both parties. Hours per month would vary.

2.2  Contract type

The following standard contract will be used:
Consultancy Assistance Agreement

 

3.    AWARD CRITERIA        

3.1  Expertise specific to the service required (weight 80%)

Tenderers must submit details of relevant competence and experience, in a cover letter.
A CV should be submitted as additional documentation of competence and experience.

3.2  Prices (weight 20%)

Prices (excluding VAT) must be provided for the following:

The Embassy’s budget for the contract will be dependent on the yearly budget allocation from MFA Oslo, approximately 100 000NOK – 120 000NOK per year.
Prices must be provided for a monthly basis, with details on approximately how many hours of work included per month.

 

Appendix 1 - Declaration of good conduct

 

This declaration concerns:

Name of enterprise/applicant

 

Organisation number (if relevant)

 

Address

 

Country

 

Postal code

 

City/town

 

 

This enterprise has been convicted of or accepted a fine for:

Offences

Yes

No

Participation in a criminal organisation

 

 

Corruption

 

 

Fraud

 

 

Terror offences or offences linked to terrorist activities

 

 

Money laundering or terrorist financing

 

 

Child labour or other forms of trafficking in human beings

 

 

 

One or several persons that are member of the administrative, management or supervisory body of this enterprise or has powers of representation, decisions or control therein, have been convicted of or accepted a fine for:

Offences

Yes

No

Participation in a criminal organisation

 

 

Corruption

 

 

Fraud

 

 

Terror offences or offences linked to terrorist activities

 

 

Money laundering or terrorist financing

 

 

Child labour or other forms of trafficking in human beings

 

 

 

 

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Date                                        Name of applicant