Provide Enterprise IT Services to BBC
This will consist of three services, End User Compute, Hosting Platforms and Application Services.
United Kingdom-London: Computer-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Contact point(s): NUTS Code = UK
For the attention of: Ross Daly
W1A 1AA London
Telephone: +44 7714957071
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
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 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom with the possibility of delivery to some BBC international offices. A full list of relevant sites / locations is contained within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
NUTS code UK
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)
The BBC, through its Aurora Programme, is seeking the provision of a range of Enterprise ICT and Hosting Services. This will consist of three 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’ co-ordinated 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 to include:
Technology Service Desk
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 to include:
Hosting Infrastructure Services
The BBC intends to appoint a single contracting entity for an initial period of 5 years, with options to extend on up to 3 occasions by up to 12 months on each occasion. The estimated range below is based on a period of 8 years.
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.
Procurement documentation can be accessed at https://bbc.bravosolutions.co.uk
Any reference in any 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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72500000, 48000000, 48800000, 80533000, 32232000, 72212900, 72250000, 50300000, 32400000, 32424000, 72610000, 30200000, 72710000,64200000, 51600000, 32250000, 32500000, 72260000, 32412000, 72300000, 72000000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 560 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The BBC intends to appoint a single contracting entity for an initial period of 5 years, with options to extend on up to 3 occasions by up to 12 months on each occasion.
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 e-Tendering help desk. 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 the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
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 Prequalification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
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 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 Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
Additional information about electronic auction: BBC reserves the right to undertake an e-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: 2016/S 066-115209 of 5.4.2016
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 e-Tendering 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 email@example.com. If Section II.1.9 shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.
Electronic ordering will be used, and electronic invoicing will be accepted, and electronic payment will be used.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: