BBC Design Research Framework II – 2019
Successful service providers awarded a place on the Framework will have experience and capability to meet all the BBC’s distinct design research requirements.
United Kingdom-London: Market research services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Contact person: Mark Brice
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Design Research Framework II
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC is launching a new multi-supplier design research framework, to replace the existing agreement which expires in June 2019. The new framework, Design Research Framework II, will provide the BBC with access to a range of specialist design research service providers.
Successful service providers awarded a place on the framework will have experience and capability to meet all the BBC’s distinct design research requirements.
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 framework will provide BBC with additional design research expertise through a framework of capable and qualified external service providers. The service providers will conduct design research services across the BBC’s online portfolio including:
— radio and music,
— Interactive TV,
— alongside the systems and services that power these projects.
Design research ensures the audience are at the heart of the BBC online, taking insights and using them to empower decision-making and create products that our audience love to use.
Service providers will work on a range of projects, including research when no internal resource is available, or where a distinct specialism and/or technology of an external service provider is required.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The agreement will have an initial term of 24 (twenty-four) months.
The BBC may apply multiple extensions to the initial term, and such extensions shall not exceed a combined total of 24 (twenty-four) months.
If the BBC wishes to exercise this option, it will give written notice to the successful provider no later than 30 days prior to the end of the initial term.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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 one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to requires 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, and 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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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 Ltd) 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.
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As stated in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: