Radio Production Company Selector Radio

Radio Production Company Selector Radio

We are looking for a production company with a presence in the UK to develop The Selector in partnership with the British Council.

United Kingdom-London: Radio production services

2013/S 126-216223

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
For the attention of: Brian D’Mello
SW1A 2BN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073894646
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Fax: +44 2073894115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Registered Charity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Selector Radio – production company 2013
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

We are looking for a production company with a presence in the UK to develop The Selector in partnership with the British Council.
Conceived and launched by the British Council Music Department in 2001, the Selector is an award-winning weekly 2 hour radio show showcasing the best in contemporary British music. It is cross-genre, featuring a broad range of new music that spans dance and electronic music through jazz, rock, folk and any number of emerging styles. Its aim is to present an overview of all that is exciting and fresh in UK music at any one time, and this makes for a relatively challenging and cutting edge playlist. The show does not play the big pop names many audiences might already be familiar with. In this way the show aims to present the diversity of UK society and cultural output and to strengthen the international profile of the UKs creative sector and music industry by presenting sides of it not always given profile overseas.
Selector is managed by Music Advisor, Phil Catchpole, overseen by Director of Music, Cathy Graham. The programme is currently produced by Folded Wing, an external radio production company specialising in music output.
Broadcast partners overseas have the option to take the show in whats known as the full version presented in English by the British DJ/host Goldierocks, or the kit version where broadcasters receive the same songs along with a script and guidance to enable the local DJ host to present the programme in the local language.
Currently Selector can be heard in several countries including Mexico, Columbia, Slovakia, Bosnia, Hungary, Indonesia, China and Uganda. It is also available online through the Selector website and attracts listeners this way from all over the globe.
The contract awarded will be for a period of 12 months with an additional three option periods of 12 months for annual extension under the same terms and conditions. Currently the Selector has funding secured until October 15th 2014
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92211000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severably responsible for the contract before acceptance
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the tenderdocuments. All completed documents and questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

Slector 2013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.8.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.8.2013
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Contractors will be required to register with https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, contractors must re-enter the site, go to their tenders and download the relevant documents, complete it and upload it. Instructions can be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil .

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the documents. All completed documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) (delete as appropriate) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.6.2013