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Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services



This framework agreement is for the provision of Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services. It covers a full range of media as detailed below in Scotland, UK and Ireland, Europe, USA and such other territories as identified by framework public bodies in support of activities including, but not restricted to, social advertising, public information (including access to services) and revenue generating promotion.

What is in scope?

Media planning and buying for a full range of media namely:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Press / magazine
  • Digital / online including mobile and social media
  • Cinema
  • Out of home

What is out of scope?

Recruitment advertising and public information notice advertising

Who is this available to?

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

Further information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers and offices in the Scottish administration which are not ministerial offices is available at:

Note: It is the responsibility of any framework public body wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement guidance on this can be found in annex A of Scottish Government Guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


  • Opportunity to have a co-ordinated approach across the public sector in Scotland.
  • Opportunity for framework public bodies to learn and liaise and share best practice.
  • Value for money savings to be realised through mini competitions and the collaborative use of this contract.

Current status

Start date

1 September 2015

End date

31 August 2019

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

Alastair Dougall

Email: alastair.dougall@gov.scot

Phonel: 0141 242 5594

Paul Brydon

Email: paul.brydon@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 3718

Contract supplier

The list of suppliers and contact details are contained in the buyer's guide.

More information

Call-off procedures - buyer's guide.

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.