BBC Local News Partnership Supplier Applications 2021
The BBC works with the local news industry to improve the provision of local journalism and is now conducting a competitive procurement for the reselection of suppliers.
118 contract Lots.
United Kingdom-London: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
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
Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Local News Partnership — ‘Supplier’ Applications 2021
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
A key component of the BBC’s public purpose mission is to ensure that audiences can engage fully with major local issues, essential to democracy, keeping audiences informed and holding local authority to account. The BBC works with the local news industry to improve the provision of local journalism and is now conducting a competitive procurement for the reselection of ‘Suppliers’ for the local democracy reporting service across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, to deliver the recruitment of 165 journalists, employed by local news providers, across 118 Contract Areas.
A ‘Supplier’ receives the free content generated through the local democracy reporting service, news hub and shared data unit, and employs one or more of the local democracy reporters to report on local democratic institutions in the relevant contract Area(s) including top-tier local authorities, county councils, unitary authorities and metropolitan boroughs in the UK.
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:
165 local democracy reporters to report on 118 ‘Contract Areas’ (118 lots) across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Full details of the lotting structure can be found at the following link: https://bbc.com/lnp/documents/reporter_contract_distribution_2021.pdf
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract may be extended for a maximum period of up to 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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, 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 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.1.8)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
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.
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: