Audio System Design and Live Broadcast Requirements Framework for House of Commons
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and Corporate Officer of the House of Commons intend to appoint 3 Companies to a framework agreement with a track record in specifying audio system design and who have an in-depth knowledge of live broadcast requirements.
UK-London: television and audio-visual equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
The House of Commons
14 Tothill Street
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
For the attention of: Business Support Team
SW1H 9NB London
Telephone: +44 2072191600
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKI
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
Shortlisted firms will need to be able to demonstrate experience of working on integration of audio with broadcast systems and will be able to assess the suitability of designs submitted by a contractor with regard to television transmission.
The successful firms will be required to specify hardware and software solutions with awareness of the impact on business workflows and will be able to advise on appropriate procurement strategy. The firms will have a track record in creative problem solving and the ability to specify bespoke solutions where appropriate. There will also be a requirement to manage multiple contractors on occasion and ensure timely delivery of projects including acceptance testing by key stakeholders including the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit.
Firms must also be able to demonstrate/show experience of:
Experience of the provision of sound for venues such as legislative ssemblies/councils/organisations that routinely hold large formal meetings.
An understanding of acoustics and the challenges associated with providing good sound quality (in room and for transmission) in a wide range of architectural settings.
Integration of audio with associated text and timing data.
Providing advice on hearing and visual issues for individuals.
Control of microphone selection.
Advice on developments in audio visual support for conference and meeting facilities including video conferencing.
Assist with the development, delivery and/or systems integration of the internal cable TV network, commonly referred to as the Annunciator.
32320000, 64228000, 64228100
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. This may be obtained from the following website http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/ as described at III.2.3 and must be completed and returned by the deadline given at IV.3.4 below. The pre-qualification questionnaire shall include, but not be limited to, the matters detailed under clauses III.2.2 and III.2.3 below.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be accessible at the following website http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk. To be able to access these documents you will need to select the above quoted tender in the “current tenders” list, click on the “view tender details” and express interest by clicking on the button provided. Afterwards, you will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have already registered with In-Tend previously, please follow the link shown, this will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and have forgotten your username and password, please click on the forgotten password link on the In-Tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the In-Tend helpdesk via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1332869400 for further assistance. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invitation to tender prior to the closing date as in in IV.3.4. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the PQQ.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the bids received, including the right not to accept the lowest tender, and shall not be liable to accept any costs incurred in the production of your submission.
The Department of Finance
The House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.10.2012