BBC Digital Services and Solutions Tender
The BBC requires a Framework of suppliers to provide bespoke digital services and solutions for the following eight digital services categories: web development, mobile app development, backend development.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Digital Services Framework IV
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC requires a framework of suppliers to provide bespoke digital services and solutions for the following eight digital services categories: web development, mobile app development, backend development, third party maintenance, emerging technologies, data science and machine learning, design and UX and host and operate.
Suppliers responding to this tender will be required to apply for and be successfully awarded a minimum of three of these digital services categories in order to secure a place on the framework.
Suppliers may be required to work across the BBC’s digital portfolio including, but not limited to, childrens and education, news, sport, sounds, home, iPlayer and TV. Suppliers may also be required to provide services across a variety of bespoke internal staff facing or other user-facing applications.
Procurement documentation can be accessed at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Framework start date: 20 October 2020
Framework end date (initial 2 year term): 19 October 2022.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Following the conclusion of this procurement process the BBC will award suppliers passing a minimum of three digital services categories with a framework agreement. The framework agreement(s) will have an initial term of 24 months commencing on 20 October 2020 and ending on 19 October 2022. The BBC may apply multiple extensions to the initial term and such extensions shall not exceed a combined total of 24 months. The value detailed in II.1.5) is the total estimated framework value, we anticipate that the annual value will be between approximately GBP 500 000 to GBP 3 m.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The framework agreement(s) will have an initial term of 24 months commencing on 20 October 2020 and ending on 19 October 2022. The BBC may apply multiple extensions to the initial term and such extensions shall not exceed a combined total of 24 months. The value detailed in II.1.5) is the total estimated framework value, we anticipate that the annual value will be between approximately GBP 500 000 to GBP 3 m.
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 Jaggaer eTendering 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 and 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 Jaggaer eTendering 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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
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.
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
As stated in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: