BBC Tender Digital Analytics Tender
The BBC is continuing to invest and grow its digital capabilities, and will increasingly be using data to help power the audience experience.
United Kingdom-London: Data analysis services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC runs one of the world’s largest and most popular digital portfolios. It is regularly top 3 in terms of UK visitors, with only Google and Facebook having a consistently larger audience. It is also the only UK website that is in the world’s top 100, testament to the strength of the BBC’s brand, its foresight in digital and its strong individual sites and products. The BBC is continuing to invest and grow its digital capabilities, and will increasingly be using data to help power the audience experience. Data will be used to generate competitive advantage and will underpin the BBC’s success in digital and its traditional channels. The BBC’s digital analytics system is the major source of online behavioural data, data which will increasingly power segments and models, recommendation engines, outbound comms and audience insight.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
BBC Sites across the UK.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The current digital analytics system captures more than 300bn events every year and is used by 1 500 users annually. These users query the current system 3.5mn times per year (or 7 queries every minute), of which more than half are generated via the various APIs. Any supplier will need to cope with these volumes and their associated spikes.
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 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 Tender Information Pack.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The contract may be extended by 2 further periods of 12 months. The total estimated spend, including these extensions, may reach 15 000 000 GBP.
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 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. 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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)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 GBP. 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: