BBC Digital Services Framework II

BBC Digital Services Framework II

The required services will include (but are not limited to) the following services and solutions: digital design; application development (including Games); mobile application development; TV development (interactive and IPTV).

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2014/S 248-439081

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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: Maureen Gore
W1A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: maureen.gore01.ext@bbc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: BBC
Internet address: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: broadcasting

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

BBC Digital Services Framework II.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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, and its affiliate sites worldwide where required.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 9

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 500 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The BBC is procuring the second iteration of the BBC Digital Services Framework (DSF II) which is a framework of suppliers capable of supplying Digital Services and associated activities. The required services will include (but are not limited to) the following services and solutions:
— digital design;
— application development (including Games);
— mobile application development;
— TV development (interactive and IPTV);
— database development (including recommendations);
— general development practices; and/or
— digital testing.
Suppliers are required to provide services in at least one of the above capability categories. Suppliers may be required to work across aspects of the BBC’s On-line portfolio including, but not limited to, News, Sport, Weather, Children’s, Learning and Knowledge, Radio, Music, iPlayer and TV. Suppliers may also be required to provide services across a variety of bespoke internal staff-facing or other user-facing applications.
The BBC is acting on its own behalf and on behalf of any entity within the group of companies of which the BBC is the ultimate owner for example BBC Worldwide Limited, BBC Global News Limited, BBC World Service and Media Application Technologies Limited. Any reference in the ITT to the BBC shall be deemed to include a reference to any entity within the group of companies of which the BBC is the ultimate owner, unless the context otherwise requires.
The total estimated contract value over the maximum possible framework term of 27 months (including provision for any extensions permitted) ranges between GBP 2 500 000 and GBP 5 000 000. The BBC estimates that the annual pro-rata contract value will be at the low end of this range, however a higher upper limit has been provided to ensure flexibility if the need arises.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72212985, 72200000, 72212984, 72410000, 72400000, 72226000, 72254000, 72500000, 72225000, 72415000, 72254100, 72413000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Up to two successive extensions of up to 9 (nine) months on each occasion (at the BBC’s sole discretion) up to a maximum total term of 27 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Guarantees may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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 require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation

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://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 user-name 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 user-name/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 on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line 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 on-line 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 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 ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see the ITT document for details on minimum levels required.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
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 ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see the ITT document for details on minimum levels required.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

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 ITT document.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.1.2015 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.1.2015 – 14:00
Place: British Broadcasting Corporation
New Broadcasting House, Portland Place
W1A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOMBroadcast Centre, Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London UK-W12 7TQ.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

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 BBC is acting on its own behalf and on behalf of any entity within the group of companies of which the BBC is the ultimate owner for example BBC Worldwide Limited, BBC Global News Limited, BBC World Service and Media Application Technologies Limited. Any reference in the ITT to the BBC shall be deemed to include a reference to any entity within the group of companies of which the BBC is the ultimate owner, unless the context otherwise requires. 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 ahttps://bravosolution.co.uk extension (our portal provider) or from help@bravosolution.co.uk. If Section II.1.9 shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.12.2014

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