BBC Digital Archive Tender
The BBC, through this procurement, is therefore seeking a supplier to provide, install and support a solution with the capability to: receive file-based, pre-recorded, long-form television programmes from in-house and independent suppliers; collect required information (e.g. programme scheduling data) from the appropriate BBC commissioning, scheduling and production management systems.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Rebecca Chisholm
W1A 1AA London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom – please refer to a full list of relevant sites contained within the PQQ document.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
In this context the DD&A Project is seeking to do the following:
— to take receipt of television programmes from independent and in-house suppliers to a new industry standard for tapeless (otherwise known as ‘file-based’) programme delivery, know as AS-11 DPP. This standard was defined by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) – a pan-broadcaster initiative of which the BBC is a founding member with ITV and C4 – and has been adopted by all UK broadcasters.
— to ensure that once television programmes have been delivered in file format, they can be moved to linear and on-demand playout, and to the BBC’s archive, in a file format. Initially it is only long-form TV programmes that will use this new capability;
— to create a central digital archive for the BBC. This will give the BBC the ability to move, store, find and retrieve programme files from a central store. In the early days the digital archive will only have basic functionality – users won’t be able to view all the BBC’s archive material on their desktop – but it will be a key step towards removing tape from our workflows.
The BBC, through this procurement, is therefore seeking a supplier to provide, install and support a solution with the capability to:
— receive file-based, pre-recorded, long-form television programmes from in-house and independent suppliers;
— collect required information (e.g. programme scheduling data) from the appropriate BBC commissioning, scheduling and production management systems, in order to associate received files with BBC linear and online transmission dates;
— hold finished programmes until ready to be delivered, then deliver the programmes to linear and non-linear playout operations in accordance with agreed procedures;
— store television programmes and other selected audio-visual material safely in a single, central digital archive along with key metadata for preservation purposes in accordance with the BBC’s Charter obligations; and
— find and retrieve programmes and other selected material as required for repeat broadcast, research, re-use and re-versioning.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions – How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. You should first go to the BravoSolution eTendering portal at the following link: https://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 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) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 4. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – 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 at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.n 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).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
The BBC will evaluate technical ability 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 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the PQQ documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to Section B3 of the PQQ document.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the PQQ documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: