Design and Production of the BBC Countryfile Calendar

Design and Production of the BBC Countryfile Calendar

The purpose of this tender is to identify a supplier for the design and production of the Countryfile Calendar.

BBC Countryfile Calendar for Children in Need

Contract summary



  • Miscellaneous business and business-related services – 79900000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 March 2021

Closing date

8 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

4 May 2021

Contract end date

3 May 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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Each series Countryfile runs a photographic competition for its viewers, the prize being a place in the Countryfile Calendar. The schedule for the competition is detailed below.

– A previously agreed proportion of the proceeds are donated directly to BBC Children in Need. In the region of 670,000 calendars were sold in 2020, raising in excess of £3 million for BBC Children in Need

– The Countryfile Calendar front cover has the photograph from the year’s winning entrant, followed by a 13-month calendar year with each month having a winner’s photograph, along with a smaller box for a runner up photograph as well as the calendar for that month.

– The back cover of the calendar has a message from the year’s judges.

– The purpose of this tender is to identify a supplier for the design and production of the Countryfile Calendar, to work in partnership, to implement and supply all aspects involved in management and production of said Calendar from concept to completion.

– The BBC and Children in Need expect the numbers of calendars to be sold in 2021 to approach 600,000 copies and for these numbers to be consistent across the contract term (including the optional extensions). However, this number cannot be guaranteed, and the winning Tenderer must accept any financial risk of those numbers being different.

This contract has an initial term of 3 (three) years with one extension of a further 12 (twelve) months.


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About the buyer



Broadcasting House, Portland Place