BBC Broadcast Production Equipment Tender – Sound and Production Desks Framework
The BBC is seeking to establish a roster of non-exclusive framework agreements for the supply of a range of various types of sound and production desks at various times and in various quantities to facilitate and support its on-going operations.
UK-London: Broadcast production equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Ross Daly
W1A 1AA London
Telephone: +44 2080085497
Fax: +44 2080082656
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
Section II: Object of the contract
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom – please refer to the full list of sites contained within the PQQ Information Pack attached to the PQQ.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The frameworks may be extended once at the BBC’s discretion by up to 12 months.
The BBC is aware of existing requirements for the equipment and services set out in this contract notice which extend for a period of 5 years from commencement of the framework agreement(s). Obtaining equipment and services under this contract notice will enable the BBC to ensure consistency for key outputs across the BBC estate.
The framework will therefore initially run for a period of 4 years with the possibility of extending for a further 1 year.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 000 000 and 9 000 000 GBP
The purchasing of products will vary from small ad-hoc requirements through to large volumes, as required.
Description of these options: The BBC may at its dicretion extend the framework by a period of up to 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. You should first go to the BravoSolution eTendering portal at the following link: https://www.bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
2. Once in the BravoSolution portal you have 2 possible options:
a) without having to register you can select ‘View tender opportunities’ and click on ‘Current Opportunities’ to view a summary of this project. If you would then like to formally express an interest and view the documentation you should follow the instructions in b) below.
b) Register your company (if not already registered) by clicking on the ‘Register’ button (this is only required once). Next, you should accept the terms and conditions and click continue – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click Save when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). You can now formally express an interest in this tender.
3. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers link. (These are Pre- Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the Express Interest button in the Actions box on the left-hand side of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your My PQQs/ My ITTs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking the Settings and Buyer Attachments in the Actions box. 4. Responding to the tender – You can now choose to Reply or Decline to Respond (please give a reason if rejecting) – You can now use the Messages function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button in the Actions box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk(contact details can be found at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see Section C4 of the PQQ Information pack.
The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see Section C4 of the PQQ Information pack.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Additional information about electronic auction: The BBC may carry out an Electronic Reverse Auction if appropriate.
Notice on a buyer profile
Notice number in the OJEU: 2009/S 48-069116 of 11.3.2009
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: May 2017.
In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders. However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract shall be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document. To prevent BBC eTendering portal email alerts from being quarantined by your organisation’s fire wall or spam filter, you are advised to instruct your IT team to accept all emails with a .BravoSolution.co.uk extension (our portal provider) or from email@example.com. If Section II.1.9 shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.12.2012