Provide Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services to BBC

Provide Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services to BBC

This will consist of 3 services: End User Compute, Hosting Platforms and Application Services. Market Warming Event 18 April 2016.

United Kingdom-London: Computer-related services

2016/S 066-115209

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Ross Daly
W1A 1AA London
Telephone: +44 7714957071

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: broadcasting

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services.

II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
BBC sites across the United Kingdom with the possibility of delivery to some BBC international offices. A full list of relevant sites / locations will be contained within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no

II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The BBC, through its Aurora Programme, is planning to undertake a procurement process for the provision of a range of Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services. This will consist of 3 services: End User Compute, Hosting Platforms and Application Services, and a Technology Service Desk which will reside across all of the formed towers established by the Aurora Programme.
The BBC is implementing a ‘Tower Model’ coordinated by an internal Service Operation Management (SOM) organisation. The successful supplier shall be expected to co-operate with the BBC, its commercial and service management functions and the BBC’s other suppliers in this Tower Model and across the organisation.
The BBC’s requirement for Enterprise ICT Services is intended to include:
Technology service desk,
User tools,
Unified communications,
Fixed line telephony,
Mobile carrier services,
Security and identity services,
EICT SaaS management services,
Device management services,
Hardware and software provisioning.
The BBC’s requirement for Hosting Platforms and Applications Services is intended to include:
Applications management,
Hosting infrastructure services,
Networking services,
Cloud management,
Technical accommodation.
The BBC intends to appoint a single contracting entity for an initial period of 5 years. The contract may be extended at the BBC’s discretion. The estimated range below is based on a period of 8 years.
The purpose of this PIN is:
(a) To provide advance notice that the BBC is intending to undertake a procurement process to set up a new contract for the provision of Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services, with an estimated date of publication of a Contract Notice in April 2016; and
(b) To invite suitably experienced and capable suppliers to attend a Market Warming event hosted by the BBC. The Market Warming event will take place on Monday, 18.4.2016, between 13:00 and 14:30, at New Broadcasting House, London, W1.
Suppliers are required to register attendance using the following link: and to ‘view tender opportunities’ or by going to PQQ:pqq_29703_Market Warming Event — Aurora Programme: Enterprise ICT and Hosting if already pre-registered on the Bravo Solutions platform.
The deadline for registering is Monday, 11.4.2016.
Please note that spaces will be allocated on a 1st come, 1st served basis and are restricted to 1 per organisation.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 560 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000, 48000000, 48800000, 80533000, 72250000, 72212900, 32232000, 50300000, 32424000, 32400000, 72610000, 30200000, 72710000,64200000, 51600000, 72260000, 32500000, 32250000, 32412000, 72300000, 72000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.8)Additional information:

To register for the Market Warming Event suppliers must use the BBC’s BravoSolution eTendering portal:
1. You should 1st go to the BravoSolution eTendering portal at the following link: 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 PQQ:pqq_29703_Market Warming Event — Aurora Programme: Enterprise ICT and Hosting 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 on-screen instructions to complete your registration for the Market Warming Event — 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 (contact details can be found at

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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