BBC Local News Partnership Supplier Applications 2021

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

2020/S 237-586971

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jonathan.palfreeman@bbc.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

I.3)Communication

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

II.1.1)Title:

Local News Partnership — ‘Supplier’ Applications 2021

 

Reference number: PROC 2020 01 JP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

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

Value excluding VAT: 31 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1 to 118

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

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.2.5)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: 31 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/07/2021
End: 30/06/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended for a maximum period of up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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 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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/01/2021
Local time: 13:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/01/2021
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

Official name: Business and Property Courts of England and Wales – TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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:

01/12/2020