IT Storage Tender – Sports Production Library Storage for BBC
BBC Sport requires an Integrated Storage Solution for its Sport Production Library and is seeking a single provider to support this requirement.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Simon Wake
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 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom – please refer to a full list of relevant sites contained within the Simplified PQQ document.
NUTS code UK
Archive is at the heart of everything BBC Sport does and the solution needs to support the broad range of content producers and expert librarian staff in a future where BBC Sport works with other broadcasters, content production companies, outside broadcast providers and other BBC departments both onsite in Salford and globally.
Sports broadcasting has always been innovative and that is what BBC Sport requires from the new archive. The goal is to improve the quality of output by utilising content across all platform operations.
The storage solution will offer a cost effective scalable model to meet the demands of a rights based sports broadcaster where access to content is of a cyclical and fast turn around nature.
The successful provider shall deliver a solution that:-
– addresses a changing technology landscape minimising the cost of change to the BBC;
– is compatible with BBC IT systems providing safe, secure access to BBC Sports video and audio essence; &
– delivers close integration with the BBC’s asset management system and its workflows.
In addition, the following optional service should be available to BBC Sport if it is required:-
– migration of legacy content held on various storage blocks including LTOs (Linear Tape-Open).
72000000, 92511000, 72317000, 72322000, 48613000, 48161000, 92225100, 48614000
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract may be extended twice at the BBC’s discretion by up to 12 months on each occasion.
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: Please see section C4 of the Simplified PQQ document.
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:
Please see section C4 of the Simplified PQQ document.
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 Electronic Auction where appropriate.
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.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.9.2013