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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Digital Testing Services Framework II.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
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 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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
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 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
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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: