Mobile Application Development Services for BBC – Preferred Suppliers
Design and Engineering is seeking to establish a short list of preferred suppliers for the provision of mobile development services.
United Kingdom-London: Software development services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 7753902714
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Mobile Application Development Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Design and Engineering is the Division of the BBC responsible for delivering digital experiences to the audience. Part of the digital portfolio includes a range of audience facing native (iOS and Android) mobile and hybrid applications.
Design and Engineering is seeking to establish a short list of preferred suppliers for the provision of mobile development services, and associated services, to support their engineering efforts. The benefits sought in going to market are:
— Development of a specialised, focussed capability.
— Building deep expertise with the BBC Mobile Application Platform (MAP) and MAP component suite.
— Driving alignment on mobile application build and architecture approach.
— Driving development of modular, functional, capabilities by augmenting and extending the Mobile Application Platform and in turn, greater utility and reuse across the BBC mobile technology estate.
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 Supplier shall be required to provide the following range of services and/or deliverables:
Bespoke development and support of native mobile applications or components, comprising:
(a) Full lifecycle development from requirements to deployed application;
(b) Built to the BBC’s requirements by:
(1) Adopting the BBC’s mobile components and architectural patterns; and
(2) Contributing back reuseable components;
(c) Adopting Agile practices; and
(d) Support and maintenance of such deployed application.
Augmentation of BBC teams (either existing teams or enabling parallel work-streams) in order to uplift velocity (i.e. deliverables based) by:
(a) Providing skills in the combination of:
(1) agile delivery management;
(2) business analysis;
(3) engineering; and
(b) Embedding and working alongside existing BBC teams to deliver product features;
(c) Normally on-site at a BBC location (for example, Salford or London); and
(d) Working under the direction of the BBC.
The BBC intends to award between 4 and 7 Framework Agreements following the procurement process, in accordance with our evaluation methodology at Section B, paragraph 3 of the ITT Documentation.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This Framework Agreement shall commence on the 28.10.2016 and shall continue for a period of 2 (two) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the Initial Term shall expire on 27.10.2018. The BBC may extend the Initial Term for up to 2 (two) separate periods of up to 12 (twelve) months per period commencing on expiry of the Initial Term and the first extension respectively.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The estimated value of the framework agreement is approximately 1 000 000 GBP per annum, however the initial term may be slightly less depending on utilisation and may become more as the framework succeeds.
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.
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.1.8)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 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: