Provide Connectivity Services to BBC
The BBC intends to appoint a single supplier for 7 years for provision of the connectivity services which interconnect BBC sites and other suppliers and partners.
United Kingdom-London: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Contact point(s): BBC Procurement
W1A 1AA London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
Electronic access to information: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: BBC
Internet address: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily BBC locations throughout the UK with the possibility of delivery to some BBC International offices.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32000000, 32416000, 32412100, 32430000, 32429000, 72315000, 72000000, 72720000, 72318000, 72300000, 32412000, 32415000, 32400000,32424000, 30237110
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The BBC is implementing a ‘Tower Model’ co-ordinated by an internal Service Operations Management (SOM) organisation. The successful supplier shall be expected to cooperate with the BBC, its commercial and service management functions and the BBC’s other suppliers in this Tower Model and across the organisation. This initiative is being managed as the BBC Aurora Programme, and is expected to reach completion by April 2017.
The BBC is acting on its own behalf and on behalf of any affiliates or other BBC associated companies. In addition to the BBC, there may be other organisations co-located on BBC sites that benefit from the services being procured. These organisations may include the BBC’s affiliates such as BBC Worldwide Limited, BBC Global News Limited, BBC World Service, Media Application Technologies Limited, Media Action, Children in Need, Gaelic Media Action Group, as well as third party organisations such as S4C. Any reference in any future tender documents to the BBC shall be deemed to include a reference to any entity within the group of companies of which the BBC is the ultimate owner, unless the context otherwise requires.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 000 and 230 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The BBC may at its sole discretion extend the contract for up to 3 years.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions — How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. You should first go to the BravoSolution eTendering portal at the following link: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
2. Once in the BravoSolution portal you have 2 possible options:
a) Without having to register you can select ‘View tender opportunities’ and click on ‘Current Opportunities’ to view a summary of this project. If you would then like to formally express an interest and view the documentation you should follow the instructions in b) below.
b) Register your company (if not already registered) by clicking on the ‘Register’ button (this is only required once). Next, you should accept the terms and conditions and click continue — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click Save when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). You can now formally express an interest in this tender.
3. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — 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) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 4. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – 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) 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 eTendering help desk.n submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button in the Actions box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk (contact details can be found at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to Section C4 of the PQQ document.
The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire Document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to Section C4 of the PQQ document.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Simplified PQQ document.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 42-072076 of 28.2.2015
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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. To prevent BBC eTendering portal email alerts from being quarantined by your organisation’s fire wall or spam filter, you are advised to instruct your IT team to accept all emails with a .BravoSolution.co.uk extension (our portal provider) or firstname.lastname@example.org
If Section II.1.9 shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: