Digitisation of Photographic Content – Request for Information

Digitisation of Photographic Content – Request for Information

The assets are currently stored well but the condition and the data is of variable quality and in a wide variety of formats.

ARCHIVES MOVE PROGRAMME – Digitisation of Photographic Content RFI

Contract summary



  • Motion picture and video services – 92100000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

27 July 2021

Closing date

16 August 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The BBC is working on plans to relocate their primary archive collections in 2024.

The photography collection includes a wide variety of formats and content. Of the 6 million items in the collection we have selected approximately 1.36million items that are candidates for digitisation. These digital assets will be used for access, preservation and commercial purposes.

The assets are currently stored well but the condition and the data is of variable quality and in a wide variety of formats.

Responding to this RFI is not a prerequisite for participation in a subsequent procurement, nor does it give any advantage in that procurement.
For the avoidance of doubt, any information provided to the BBC in response to this RFI will be treated as confidential and non-binding.


More information


Additional text
Please register your interest in this RFI by taking the following steps: 1 РRegister your company on the Jaggaer e-Tendering portal (this is only required once): 1.1 Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk 1.2 РClick the link on the login page to register. 1.3 Accept the terms and conditions and click 'Continue'. 1.4 РEnter your correct business and user details. 1.5 РNote the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete. 1.6 РYou will shortly receive an email with your temporary password. 2 РExpress an interest in the tender: 2.1 РLogin to the portal with the username/password. 2.2 РClick the 'PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). 2.3 РClick on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. 2.4 РClick 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 РYou can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ITT Details' box. 3. Responding to the tender: 3.1 РClick '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 РYou can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. 3.3 РNote 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 Jaggaer e-Tendering help desk.


How to apply


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


About the buyer



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