BBC Proms Media Selling Tender

BBC Proms Media Selling Tender

The supplier shall sell advertising space for the print projects detailed below.

BBC Proms Media Selling

Contract summary



  • Advertising services – 79341000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 June 2021

Closing date

26 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Open (FTS)

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

– BBC Proms Guide (maximum 49pp + 2 covers)
– BBC Proms Programmes (advertising shell common to all programmes 48pp + 2 covers;
per concert adverts up to 5pp per concert)

Programmes are distributed at concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan
Hall; the Proms Guide is sold through major retailers including Amazon, WH Smith,
Waterstones, Blackwells and other independent bookstores. The Proms Guide is also sold in
eBook and ePDF formats.
The anticipated print run for the 2022 Proms Guide is no more than 55,000 copies. Print
runs for the Proms programmes vary for each concert;
The Supplier must also be able to 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.


More information


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How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Kevin Waters


Broadcasting House, Portland Place