BBC Media Selling Concession Contract
The Supplier will sell advertising space for the below print projects, with expected minimum page availabilities in parentheses: BBC Symphony Orchestra (8pp + 2pp covers), BBC Philharmonic (8pp + 3pp covers).
United Kingdom-London: Advertising services
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Contact person: Kevin Waters
Telephone: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKI
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
BBC Proms and Orchestra and Choirs Media Selling.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Supplier will sell advertising space for the below print projects, with expected minimum page availabilities in parentheses:
— BBC Symphony Orchestra (8pp + 2pp covers), BBC Philharmonic (8pp + 3pp covers), BBC Singers (8pp + 2 covers), BBC Concert Orchestra (8pp + 3 covers) and BBC National Orchestra of Wales (8pp + 2pp covers) concert season programmes.
— BBC Proms Guide (49pp + 2 covers).
— BBC Proms Programmes (advertising shell common to all programmes 48pp + 2 covers; per-concert adverts up to 5pp per concert).
— BBC Proms in the Park programmes (8pp + 3 covers).
Programmes are distributed at concert venues including the Barbican, Bridgwater.
Hall, Hoddinott Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Hyde Park; the Proms.
Guide is sold through major retailers including WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon.
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 print run for the Proms Guide is currently 55 000 copies. Print runs for the Proms and Orchestras and Choirs programmes vary for each concert but an average print run for a Proms programme is 1 300 copies (there are 75 concerts in 2017); the Symphony Orchestra distributes between approximately 450 and 1 100 programmes per concert (there are 28 concerts in 2016-17).
The Supplier will also adapt to the changing business model in the area of digital publications, selling in advertising space across digital formats and platforms as agreed with the BBC. The Supplier should be prepared for these ambitions to increase year on year and have the necessary resources in place to respond.
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders
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: