BBC Coach Service Tender
The BBC requires a managed service (including booking and supply) capable of providing a coach and multi passenger vehicle hire service throughout the United Kingdom.
United Kingdom-London: Hire of buses and coaches with driver
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKI
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Logistics — Coach Service
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC requires a managed service (including booking and supply) capable of providing a coach and multi passenger vehicle hire service throughout the United Kingdom. The Service Provider will provide a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year booking and management service and the associated provision of coach and multi passenger vehicle hire services to the BBC (including its subsidiaries and group companies from time to time) throughout the United Kingdom, including the Channel Islands.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The BBC requires a full booking service provision for coach travel, to be used by the BBC and commercial subsidiaries, including BBC Studios. This is to include both online and offline booking services.
The total value of this contract is estimated at 3 000 000 GBP – 4 500 000 GBP over the full seven-year contract term, including extension options.
High level award criteria are listed in this Contract Notice below. Further details and sub-criteria will be provided at the Invitation to Tender Stage.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
The BBC will evaluate technical ability / financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 57-65 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57-65 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and detailed explanations of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Tender Information Pack.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The Contract will have an initial term of 60 months. The BBC may extend the term on one or more occasions for up to a maximum total extension period of 24 months.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Where there is more than 1 economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps:
1 – Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once):
1.1 – Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk;
1.2 – Click the link on the login page to Register;
1.3 – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’;
1.4 – Enter your correct business and user details;
1.5 – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
1.6 – You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password.
2 – Express an Interest in the tender:
2.1 – Login to the portal with the username / password;
2.2 – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);
2.3 – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content;
2.4 – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top 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;
2.5 – You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
3.1 – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);
3.2 – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
3.3 – 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);
3.4 – You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: