BBC Tender for TV Audience Measurement Analysis Service
The BBC is conducting a competitive procurement for the provision of the TAM (Television Audience Measurement) analysis system. The BBC’s current TAM Analysis system has approximately 200 users across the BBC.
United Kingdom-London: Data analysis services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
TV Audience Measurement Analysis Service
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC is conducting a competitive procurement for the provision of the TAM (Television Audience Measurement) analysis system.The BBC’s current TAM analysis system has approximately 200 users across the BBC.The system is accessed via a web browser using Citrix (software designed to facilitate secure access to applications and content).
It is used by Audience Research and MediaPlanning teams based in various locations in London and across the BBC regions.
The BBC requires an “off the shelf” established TAM analysis system that is designed to enable straightforward analysis of BARB audience data. The tool must also accommodate some bespoke BBC needs (details are included in the “Specific Services required” section.
With regards to the estimated total value of this contract, 1 000 000 GBP is the maximum amount estimated. The estimated range of the total value is between 800 000 GBP and 1000 000 GBP over the full term of the contract including extensions (5 years).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The BBC is conducting a competitive procurement for the provision of the TAM (Television Audience Measurement) analysis system. The BBC’s current TAM Analysis system has approximately 200 users across the BBC. The system is accessed via a web browser using Citrix (software designed to facilitate secure access to applications and content). It is used by Audience Research and MediaPlanning teams based in various locations in London and across the BBC regions. The BBC requires an “off the shelf” established TAM analysis system that is designed to enable straightforward analysis of BARB audience data. The tool must also accommodate some bespoke BBC needs (details are included in the “Specific Services required” section given the upcoming BARB developments in 2018 (Dovetail) it is essential that the TAM system has well developed thoughts on how to guide users through the increasingly complex data-set. The same goes for BBC’s services for non-linear content (e.g. for BBC 3 and iPlayer premieres). Over the length of the next reporting contract this type of contract and audience behaviour might significantly increase, therefore the need to analyse these types of data sets will increase accordingly. The requirement is for a web-accessed TAM system of BARB data. Analysis Systems for other industry data are out of scope. This procurement will also include use by BBC Studios. BBC Worldwide is out of scope due to fair trading rules. The Provision of regular reporting (including BARB reports) is also out of scope.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Contract may be extended at the BBC’s discretion by up to a further 2 occasions at twelve months per occasion.
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 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
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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:
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
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 will 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: