BBC Media Selling Concession Contract

BBC Media Selling Concession Contract

The Supplier will sell advertising space for the below print projects, with expected minimum page availabilities in parentheses: BBC Symphony Orchestra (8pp + 2pp covers), BBC Philharmonic (8pp + 3pp covers).

United Kingdom-London: Advertising services

2017/S 067-127038

Concession notice


Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses

British Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kevin Waters
Telephone: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address:


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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


BBC Proms and Orchestra and Choirs Media Selling.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Supplier will sell advertising space for the below print projects, with expected minimum page availabilities in parentheses:

— BBC Symphony Orchestra (8pp + 2pp covers), BBC Philharmonic (8pp + 3pp covers), BBC Singers (8pp + 2 covers), BBC Concert Orchestra (8pp + 3 covers) and BBC National Orchestra of Wales (8pp + 2pp covers) concert season programmes.

— BBC Proms Guide (49pp + 2 covers).

— BBC Proms Programmes (advertising shell common to all programmes 48pp + 2 covers; per-concert adverts up to 5pp per concert).

— BBC Proms in the Park programmes (8pp + 3 covers).

Programmes are distributed at concert venues including the Barbican, Bridgwater.

Hall, Hoddinott Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Hyde Park; the Proms.

Guide is sold through major retailers including WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This concession 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:

The print run for the Proms Guide is currently 55 000 copies. Print runs for the Proms and Orchestras and Choirs programmes vary for each concert but an average print run for a Proms programme is 1 300 copies (there are 75 concerts in 2017); the Symphony Orchestra distributes between approximately 450 and 1 100 programmes per concert (there are 28 concerts in 2016-17).

The Supplier will also adapt to the changing business model in the area of digital publications, selling in advertising space across digital formats and platforms as agreed with the BBC. The Supplier should be prepared for these ambitions to increase year on year and have the necessary resources in place to respond.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Concession is awarded on the basis of the criteria stated in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the concession

Duration in months: 60

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

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 concessions
III.2)Conditions related to the concession
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Concession performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the concession

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders

Date: 27/04/2017
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


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:



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