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Media Services Framework Second Generation



This framework agreement covers a wide range of Media Services.

What is in scope?

The Media Services framework agreement covers the following services: 

Lot 1

  • Press cuttings service
  • Broadcast service
  • On-line news media service
  • Social media service
  • Evaluation and analytics service

Lot 2

  • News distribution and on-line news room service
  • Enquiry management service

What is out of scope?

Media buying and planning

Who is this available to?

The framework agreement will be available for use by Scottish Ministers (including agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc.(Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity  Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Information about Scottish Public Bodies

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise

Full OJEU details

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


  • Opportunity to have a co-ordinated approach throughout Scottish public sector
  • Potential cash and non-cash savings to be realised under this framework through competitive rates
  • Pricing fixed for 4 years
  • Quality - Key performance indicators (KPIs) and service levels have been developed and agreed with the service provider

Current status

Start date

1 November 2016

End date

31 October 2020

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

David Bilton

Email: david.bilton@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 3627

Lisa Pittman

Email: lisa.pittman@gov.scot

Phone:  0141 242 5628

Service Provider Details

Precise Media Monitoring Ltd

1 Broadgate


Greater London



For the attention of: Ceri McCarthy

Tel: 0207 264 4774

Contract or framework agreement guidance

Link to guidance documents

More information

Information regarding pricing and terms and conditions can now be found on Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this site and are eligible to use the framework please complete the attached template and send to the Scottish Procurement contact detailed above.

Please note that any information obtained via the Knowledge Hub site (such as framework agreement documentation, framework terms and pricing) must be treated as commercially confidential and must not be shared with anyone outside your organisation without the prior approval of Scottish Procurement.

All other enquiries in relation to this framework agreement should be directed to the procurement contacts named above.