BBC Media Monitoring Services Tender

BBC Media Monitoring Services Tender

Wide-ranging services required, including: press monitoring – monitoring of specified keywords and topics within print content.

United Kingdom-London: Data services

2020/S 215-528584

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: kevin.waters@bbc.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
Address of the buyer profile: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk/

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:

Media Monitoring Services

 

Reference number: PROC 2020 11 KW Media Monitoring Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72300000 Data services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The requirement is summarised below:

The core services to be provided (either directly by the supplier or through supply chain management) for the BBC’s requirements are:

— press monitoring — monitoring of specified keywords and topics within print content,

— online monitoring — monitoring of news website content that includes specified keywords and topics — including monitoring of non-written content such as infographics and imagery,

— social media monitoring — to include the monitoring and reporting of verified social media accounts of press, MP’s, opinion formers and influencers and/or relevant hashtags as agreed on a rolling basis, predominantly but not excessively on Twitter with scope to amend the platforms monitored as the social media landscape changes,

— human-driven evaluation and analysis — the evaluation and analysis of the results of monitoring through human review,

— automated evaluation and analysis — automated assessment of the media monitoring results data.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The requirement is summarised below:

The core services to be provided (either directly by the supplier or through supply chain management) for the BBC’s requirements are:

— press monitoring — monitoring of specified keywords and topics within print content,

— online monitoring — monitoring of news website content that includes specified keywords and topics – including monitoring of non-written content such as infographics and imagery,

— human-driven evaluation and analysis — the evaluation and analysis of the results of monitoring through human review,

— social media monitoring,

— automated evaluation and analysis — automated assessment of the media monitoring results data.

 

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: 480 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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 initial contract term with be 3 years with a possible additional 12 month extension period.

 

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: 30/11/2020
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 30/06/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 14:00

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 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.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Business and Property Courts of Engalnd and Wales — TCC
Postal address: Rolls Buildings, 7 Rolls Buildings, 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 Regulation 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contract Regulations 2015.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/10/2020