BBC Public Relations Tender – TVL PR Services Northern England
The agency will offer excellent value for money in delivering a strategic programme of TV Licensing communications via press, stakeholder and social media at a specialist, regional level.
United Kingdom-London: Public relations services
Section I: Contracting authority
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Tracey Morris
W1A 1AA London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: BBC
Internet address: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern England.
NUTS code UKD
Services required include:
— Media – proactive (regular story opportunities, print and broadcast),
— Reactive (fast response),
— Stakeholder relations (e.g. liaison with money advice or disability organisations),
— Digital (Twitter and beyond),
— Crisis Management.
Range: between 220 000 and 300 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract may be extended twice at the BBC’s discretion by up to 12 months on each occasion, or by a single period of 24 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. You should first go to the BravoSolution eTendering portal at the following link: https://www.bbc.bravosolution.co.uk
2. Once in the BravoSolution portal you have 2 possible options:
a) Without having to register you can select ‘View tender opportunities’ and click on ‘Current Opportunities’ to view a summary of this project. If you would then like to formally express an interest and view the documentation you should follow the instructions in b) below.
b) Register your company (if not already registered) by clicking on the ‘Register’ button (this is only required once). Next, you should accept the terms and conditions and click continue – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click Save when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). You can now formally express an interest in this tender.
3. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the
username/password – Click the PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers link. (These are Pre- Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the Express Interest button in the Actions box on the left-hand side 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) – You can now access any attachments by clicking the Settings and Buyer Attachments in the Actions box.
4. Responding to the tender – You can now choose to Reply or Decline to Respond (please give a reason if rejecting) – You can now use the Messages function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, 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) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button in the Actions box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk (contact details can be found at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Agency turnover for the last 12 months must be GBP 240 000 or above.
Must have been trading for at least 3 years.
The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Simplified PQQ document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Must have insurance for the following amounts and risks or have written confirmation from an insurer or broker that insurance for the following amounts and risks is available to the applicant on normal commercial terms at normal commercial rates:
GBP 5 m compensation insurance cover for employers liability/workers insurance,
GBP 1 m insurance cover for professional indemnity/errors or omissions,
GBP 5 m insurance cover for public/general liability.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Simplified PQQ document.
Additional information about electronic auction: The BBC may carry out a Reverse Electonic Auction if appropriate.
Notice on a buyer profile
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 171-282907 of 6.9.2012
Section VI: Complementary 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. To prevent BBC eTendering portal email alerts from being quarantined by your organisation’s fire wall or spam filter, you are advised to instruct your IT team to accept all emails with a .BravoSolution.co.uk extension (our portal provider) or from email@example.com. If Section II.1.9) shows ‘Yes’, variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.