Studio Operator Services for The Met Office

Studio Operator Services for The Met Office

The studio needs to operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whilst the core Met Office studio team works Monday to Friday.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Radio and television services

2019/S 069-162517

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Met Office
Fitzroy Road
Exeter
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Megan Brine
E-mail: megan.brine@metoffice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Studio Operator Services

Reference number: DN401687

II.1.2)Main CPV code

92200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Met Office hosts 2 production studios which are used to create content to be distributed to our customers, such as the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), through the visualisation of forecasting data. Due to contractual obligations to customers and our own content requirements, the studio needs to operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whilst the core Met Office studio team works Monday to Friday.

In the past, we have tried to cover this shortfall using various shift-work teams, but this resource is no longer available. Since moving to broadcast quality output, the process has become more specialised and requires specialist skills.

This has led to the requirement of services from an external supplier to provide specialist studio operators.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

92100000
92200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Met Office hosts two production studios which are used to create content to be distributed to our customers, such as the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), through the visualisation of forecasting data. Due to contractual obligations to customers and our own content requirements, the Studio needs to operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whilst the core Met Office studio team works Monday to Friday.

In the past, we have tried to cover this shortfall using various shift-work teams, but this resource is no longer available. Since moving to broadcast quality output, the process has become more specialised and requires specialist skills.

This has led to the requirement of services from an external supplier to provide specialist studio operators.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/05/2019
Local time: 10:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Met Office
Exeter
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/04/2019

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