Supply of Transmitters to the BBC

Supply of Transmitters to the BBC

The document is to notify potential suppliers of an open tender procedure for a supply of transmitters to the UK.

United Kingdom-London: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2018/S 057-125570

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anna Neuman
Telephone: +44 1234567890
E-mail: anna.neuman@bbc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

Address of the buyer profile: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.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://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The VHF Frequency Modulated (FM) Broadcast Transmitters

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC World Service is a leading international broadcaster with 40 language service and a global radio audience of over 160 000 000. World Service broadcasts through different platforms including local FM transmitter relays globally.

Following an expansion of FM relays at the beginning of the last decade and the key strategic objectives which include, growth of the worldwide presence of the World Service, BBC World Service is intending to replace up to 100 FM transmitters of various power levels with drives / amplifier systems, over the next 4 years or longer. Some of the locations include Africa, the Middle East etc.

The document is to notify potential suppliers of an open tender procedure for a supply of transmitters to the UK. The BBC is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement with 3 Lots, with companies which will qualify to supply to the BBC transmitter systems comprising drive / exciters and amplifier(s) of nominal 300 / 500 watt, 1kW, 2kW and 3kW RF output power.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The Framework Agreement will comprise of 3 lots.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Dual drive system transmitter with multiple ‘hot pluggable’ amplifiers and power supplies

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of the transmitter systems comprising drive / exciters and amplifier(s) of nominal 300 / 500 watt, 1kW, 2kW and 3kW RF output power.

In this version along with changeover at the drive, slide in replacement of lightweight units will be easily achieved with little experience of the equipment and without removing plugs and connectors.

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

End: 01/07/2021
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Transmitter with dual drives and dual amplifiers with either a splitter/combiner or relay selection for the amplifier system

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of Transmitter systems comprising drive / exciters and amplifier(s) of nominal 300 / 500 watt, 1kW, 2kW and 3kW RF output power to the UK from the manufacturing origin. In these designs there is changeover at the drive and also different methods of ensuring resilience to keep a service on the air.

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

End: 01/07/2021
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Either a single unit drive / amplifier or separate unit drive and amplifier; with 2 similar systems and a changeover and control unit at the amplifier output this will make a 1+1 system

Lot No: Lot 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The BBC is looking for a supplier to supply transmitters systems comprising drive / exciters and amplifier(s) of nominal 300 / 500 watt, 1kW, 2kW and 3kW RF output power from the country of manufacturing origin to the UK. This lot is for either a single unit drive / amplifier or separate unit drive and amplifier transmitter; with two sub-similar systems and a changeover and control unit at the amplifier output this will make a 1+1 system.

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

End: 01/07/2021
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

List and brief description of conditions:

List and brief description of conditions:

Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

To bid in this tender please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps:

1 – Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once):

1.1 – Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk.

1.2 – Click the link on the login page to Register.

1.3 – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’.

1.4 – Enter your correct business and user details.

1.5 – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.

1.6 – You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password.

2 – Express an Interest in the tender:

2.1 – Login to the portal with the username/password.

2.2 – Click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (This is the Invitation to Tender open to any registered supplier).

2.3 – Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.

2.4 – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only.

2.5 – You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘ ITT Details’ box.

3. Responding to the tender:

3.1 – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).

3.2 – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.

3.3 – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).

3.4 – 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 Bravo e-Tendering help desk.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

List and brief description of conditions:

The technical competency of the Tendering companies will be evaluated as per the Article 68 Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and the BBC’s discretionary judgement.

The BBC will firstly assess if the Tenderers’ meet the “qualification envelope” minimum requirements and only once the minimum mandatory requirements are met, the Tenderers’ capability will be evaluated by scoring the “Technical Envelope” questions.

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 9
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: N/A. The agreement is envisaged to run for 3 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: yes
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: 16/04/2018
Local time: 14:00
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: 16/04/2018
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Online via the Bravo Solution Portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

In the case of technical requirements, the BBC may involve its distribution partner (Babcock International Group Plc) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders .However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. It is preferred that Tenders and all supporting documents are priced in sterling (GBP), yet, submissions in USD and EUR are accepted. 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

British Broadcasting Corporation
London
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:

20/03/2018

 

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