Provide Film and Television Content for Virgin Trains
Provision of Television and Film Content for Virgin Trains’ On-board Server Project.
United Kingdom-London: Film-on-demand television
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
West Coast Trains Limited
North Wing Offices, Euston Station
Contact point(s): West Coast Trains Limited
For the attention of: Poppy Rosen-Nash
NW1 2HS London
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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
NUTS code UK
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Virgin Trains are installing an on-board server platform across the Virgin Trains fleet that will enable a number of digital interactions, to engage customers and significantly enhance the customer experience — to provide a best in the market solution. Over the next 6 months the server will be fitted across Virgin’s 76 trains and the project will go live in March 2016.
Virgin Trains are looking to work with content owners, supplier/s, or a content aggregtor to provide a range of best in the market, current and engaging content cached onto the server and streamed free-to-passenger’s devices over a local on-board Wi-Fi network.
Content must be of a high perceived value across television, film, digital press, gaming and RSS feeds. AV content must be across a broad range of genres, play lengths (short, medium and long). Content must appeal to a broad demographic and reflects the different customer segments who travel on the Virgin Trains West Coast; ranging from frequent, infrequent, leisure and business customers. Customers will be free to access through an entertainment app with an integrated DRM library across various personal smartphone, tablet and desktop devices. The content would be regularly updated in cycles (to be decided by the content provider/aggregator).
The content would serve 76 trains running on the West Coast Main Line. There are 56 Class 390 Pendolinos and 20 Class 221 Super Voyagers. A future phase of project would include the provision of Pay-Per-View content to our customers. Virgin Trains reserves the right to enter into one or more contracts with suitably qualified service providers to provide any combination of the services required.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
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
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
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.2)Information about European Union funds
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: