Tender to Supply Market Data Services to the BBC

Tender to Supply Market Data Services to the BBC

The BBC is inviting tenders to supply market data services including market data graphics.

United Kingdom-London: Data supply services

2018/S 194-439331

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

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
Telephone: +44 1234567890
E-mail: viorica.swift.ext@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

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:

Market Data Services

Reference number: PROC/2018/60/AES Market Data Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72319000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The British Broadcasting Corporation, through BBC News, publishes a wide range of financial market data on a variety of broadcast, online and mobile platforms to both UK and international audiences.

The BBC is inviting tenders to supply market data services including market data graphics using a delivery solution that integrates with our multi-platform publishing systems.

The data feed must to be secure, accurate and reliable, needs to be able to cope with required volume of data and must be suitably resilient against component failure.

The supplier must have such infrastructure to provide high-level support for these broadcast-critical data feeds.

The data feed will carry a wide range of data sets from financial markets and stock market index providers around the world; the range of required data set is similar but not limited to the data displayed on this section of the BBC News website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/overview/

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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

BBC sites across the United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The BBC is looking to contract with a single provider capable of delivering a solution that is scalable and flexible with a multi-asset platform to provide a solution based on many different data sources including the ability to cover all BBC data requirements such as:

— indexes,

— share listings,

— gilts,

— bonds,

— futures,

— rates,

— economic data,

— commodities,

— London metal exchange,

— precious metals,

— oil price,

— ice futures US commodities,

— Euronext life futures,

— CBOT futures,

— Dow Jones UBS commodity index cash index,

— foreign exchange.

The value of the market data services ranges from 360 000 EUR to 840 000 EUR over a 5 year contract.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial term of the contract is three (3) years and may be extended by a further two (2) years at 12 monthly intervals.

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:

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.

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 “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);

2.3) Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content;

2.4) 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;

2.5) You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ ITT Details” box.

3) Responding to the tender:

3.1) Click “My Response” under “PQQ/ 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 PQQ/ 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.2.1)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

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 02/11/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 16/11/2018

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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 technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Ltd) 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. 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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:

04/10/2018

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