BBC Digital Testing Services Framework II

BBC Digital Testing Services Framework II

The BBC requires a single supplier to provide Digital Testing Services, and associated activities, for our digital products, applications and websites.

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

2017/S 233-485001

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234567890
E-mail: maria.larkin@bbc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Digital Testing Services Framework II.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC requires a single supplier to provide Digital Testing Services, and associated activities, for our digital products, applications and websites, running on both digital and broadcast platforms, e.g. desktop computers; mobile devices; internet protocol TV; terrestrial, cable, satellite TV; and the web, at any combination/stages of their product development. The required services include functional testing, non-functional testing and test management; using manual, exploratory and automated approaches. The successful supplier will be required to augment pan-BBC teams with additional software test resource and contribute to the BBC’s Quality Assurance and Digital Strategies. The supplier’s testing staff will be required to be suitably trained in order to be capable of being deployed flexibly at short notice and on-demand into BBC testing projects and teams including multi-geographically located, cross-functional project teams.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72200000
72212984
72212985
72225000
72226000
72254000
72254100
72400000
72500000
72820000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The BBC intends to award a Framework Agreement to a single Economic Operator following the procurement process. The Agreement will have a term of 24 (twenty-four) months commencing on 1st December 2018 and ending on 30th November 2020. The Agreement may be extended at the BBC’s discretion by up to 2 (two) successive 12 (twelve) month periods. The value detailed in 11.1.5 is the total estimated Framework value, we anticipate that the annual value will be between approximately £6m to £7.5m.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/12/2018
End: 30/11/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 4
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 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

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

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 liabilities.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/01/2018
Local time: 18:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 29/01/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

British Broadcasting Corporation
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/11/2017

 

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