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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Market Data Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)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:
— share listings,
— economic data,
— 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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about 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.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: