BBC Digital Services Framework III

BBC Digital Services Framework III

IT Framework that will procure services through mini competitions. Various services required, eg: (a) Digital Design; (b) General Development Practices; (c) Server Side Development, and more.

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

2016/S 091-163633

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
Contact point(s): UK
For the attention of: Larkin Maria
W1A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2080080892
E-mail: maria.larkin@bbc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: British Broadcasting Corporation
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:

Digital Services Framework III.

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 years: 4
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The Framework Agreements will have a term of 2 years commencing on 20.10.2016 and ending on 19.10.2018. The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion by up up to 2 (two) times for up to 12 (twelve) months on each occasion. 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.

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 25 000 000 GBP

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

The BBC requires a Framework of suppliers to create bespoke Digital Services and Solutions covering, but not limited to:
(a) Digital Design;
(b) General Development Practices;
(c) Server Side Development;
(d) Database Related Development;
(e) Client Native Development;
(f) Standards Based Client Web Development;
(g) Proprietary Based Client Web Development.
Utilising these Capabilities we intend to procure through mini-competition (‘Call-Off’) the following types of services/products. Please note that Call-Offs are not limited to these products nor will the Capabilities listed within these products be exclusive. This is intended to provide a flavour of the Call-Offs that will be available through DSFIII.
(a) User Experience and Design (such as Service Design);
(b) Games;
(c) Children’s Mobile Application;
(d) Website Build and/or Support;
(e) IPTV.
Suppliers will have the opportunity to work across pan-BBC departments including, but not limited to; News, Sport, Weather, Children’s, Knowledge and Learning, Radio and Music, myBBC and iPlayer.
Suppliers may have the opportunity to provide services across a variety of bespoke internal staff-facing or other user-facing applications.
This Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Tender Pack (‘“the Tender Documents”’) provides guidance on how to respond to opportunities for supplying the BBC through the BravoSolution portal.
The anticipated estimated annual contract value will be between 4 000 000 GBP and 6 000 000 GBP.

Procurement documentation can be accessed at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

This Framework is not divided into lots as the services are not exclusive and will be purchased across the Categories described.
Framework start date: 20.10.2016.
Framework end date (initial 2 year term): 19.10.2018.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72415000, 72200000, 72422000, 72413000, 72400000, 72262000, 72265000, 72410000, 72261000, 72421000, 72500000

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: The Framework Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion on up to 2 (two) occasions by up to 12 (twelve) months on each occasion.
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 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.
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://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 and 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

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 57-65 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 5 000 000 GBP compensation insurance cover for employers liability/workers insurance.
250 000 GBP in the aggregate, insurance cover for professional indemnity/errors or omissions.
2 000 000 GBP insurance cover for public/general liability.

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 57-65 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to Section C4 of the PQQ document.
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

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 57-65 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
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 below

1. Digital capability and experience. Weighting 100

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:

PROC/2016/25/ML
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

27.6.2016 – 10:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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 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 help@bravosolution.co.uk If Section II.1.9) shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.

Electronic ordering will be used, and electronic invoicing will be accepted, and electronic payment will be used.

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:

10.5.2016

 

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