BBC Digital Participatory Experiences

BBC Digital Participatory Experiences

The BBC uses Digital Participatory Experiences, such as quizzes or personality tests, to engage with our audience. These come in many formats.

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2018/S 136-311062

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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


Digital Participatory Experiences

Reference number: PROC/2018/29

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC uses Digital Participatory Experiences, such as quizzes or personality tests, to engage with our audience. These come in many formats.

The BBC is looking to license a product that will enable the continuation of these participatory experiences.

The requirement is to be procured by means of a Framework Agreement. BBC intends to appoint a single supplier to the Framework.

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: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Participatory experiences are fundamental to our content offering across Children’s, Sport, News and BBC 3 to help better engage our audience and build a deeper relationship through participation.

In Children’s, these experiences are one of the most popular content types (second only to games), so any gap in production of these may result in a reduction in reach and retention of our youngest audience.

Children’s also has a long-term ambition for participatory experiences, that is closely aligned to the BBC’s vision for a more personal, participatory BBC:

— To attribute participatory experience engagement and results to signed-in users

— To reward participatory experience achievements and surface results in leaderboards/profiles

— To enable improved discovery of age- and ability-appropriate participatory experiences.

The BBC products mentioned above vary in the amount of traffic they receive and the volume of participatory experiences they publish. Estimated typical figures are shown below. These figures are expected to increase over the lifetime of the contract.

BBC Product: New participatory experiences published per week: Impressions per week (all participatory experiences)

Children’s: 25 to 30 : 550 000 to 700 000

Sport: 5 to 10 : 750 000 to 900 000

News: 5 to 10 : 975 000 to 1 125 000

BBC Three: 20 to 25 : 55 000 to 250 000

The estimated duration in this notice is 600 000 GBP, however this is based on a full term of 4 years and an expansion of the current impressions and BBC Products.

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

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
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: yes
Description of options:

The Parties agree that the BBC may extend the Initial Term for up to 2 (two) separate periods of up to 12 (twelve) months per period commencing on expiry of the Initial Term and the first extension respectively.

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

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.1.1)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
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: 16/08/2018
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:


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

Duration in months: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/08/2018
Local time: 14:00

BC0 B1-D1, Broadcast Centre, White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement Lead, other Procurement Specialists, and Stakeholders.

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 Limited) 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

British Broadcasting Corporation
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: