BBC Market Research Services Contract 2018

BBC Market Research Services Contract 2018

Market Research is commissioned for a variety of purposes within the BBC, across the full range of different audiences for its programmes and services. 4 Lots.

United Kingdom-London: Market research services

2018/S 152-349201

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

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
Contact person: Steven Letham
Telephone: +44 7720671419
E-mail: Steven.Letham@bbc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
I.2)Information about 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:

Market Research Services

Reference number: PROC 2018 09 SL

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79310000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Market Research is commissioned for a variety of purposes within the BBC, across the full range of different audiences for its programmes and services. The research will inform strategic policy, commissioning and editorial decisions as well as ensuring audiences are at the heart of everything the BBC delivers therefore we are looking to appoint a range of agencies that can meet the BBC’s requirements across all platforms and target audiences. The BBC also has a clear strategy to engage with and target youth audiences, reflecting the changing nature on how content is discovered and consumed by the next generation of our audience.

Please note that the OJEU value range for this procurement is 30 000 000 GBP — 50 000 000 GBP over the term plus extensions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 5
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1a, Lot 1b, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Core 1 — Continuous / tracking studies

Lot No: 1a

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

BBC’s significant requirements for robust, nationally representative data and insight at scale to inform business decisions and meet governance responsibilities.

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

Value excluding VAT: 32 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

BBC may extend the framework agreement on multiple occasions not to exceed twelve (12) months

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Core 2 — Bespoke research projects

Lot No: 1b

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

BBC’s requirements for bespoke assignments covering all core types of market research, using established methodologies or innovative emerging techniques.

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

Value excluding VAT: 8 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

BBC may extend the framework agreement on multiple occasions not to exceed twelve (12) months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialism 1 — Children’s and Learning

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

BBC specific requirements for bespoke Children’s and Learning research.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

BBC may extend the framework agreement on multiple occasions not to exceed twelve (12) months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialism 2 — Music Testing

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Music track testing is critical to the BBC National Music Radio stations and BBC Local Radio station’s ability to provide constantly up-to-date, credible and engaging music content for their listeners.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

BBC may extend the framework agreement on multiple occasions not to exceed twelve (12) months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialism 3 — International (BBC World Service)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The BBC World Service has a particular requirement for International research which involves conducting market research in a variety of markets around the world to better understand the local audience.

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

BBC may extend the framework agreement on multiple occasions not to exceed twelve (12) months

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 liability.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Market Research Society Code of Conduct

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Must abide by Market Research Society Code of Conduct whilst undertaking any Assignment for the BBC

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

Open procedure

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 several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 07/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

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
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
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:

07/08/2018

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