Supply Market Data to BBC

Supply Market Data to BBC

The data feed has to be secure, accurate and reliable, needs to be able to cope with a high volume of data and requires a fail-over solution.

UK-London: Data supply services

2013/S 121-207755

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Reena Decruz
W1A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: reena.decruz.ext@bbc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: British Broadcasting Corporation
Internet address: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Broadcasting
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:

Provision of Market Data.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom – please refer to the full list of sites contained within the Simplified PQQ document.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The British Broadcasting Corporation, through BBC News, publishes a wide range of financial market data on a variety of broadcast, online and mobile platforms to both UK and international audiences. We are inviting tenders to supply market data and market data graphics using a delivery solution that integrates with our multi-platform publishing systems.
The data feed has to be secure, accurate and reliable, needs to be able to cope with a high volume of data and requires a fail-over solution.
The supplier must have a technical infrastructure to provide high-level support for these broadcast-critical data feeds. The data feed has to carry a wide range of data sets from financial markets and stock market index providers around the world; the range of required data set is similar but not limited to the data displayed on this section of the BBC News website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/overview/

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72319000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The BBC may wish to extend the contract on up to 2 occasions by up to 12 months on each occasion.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Guarantees may be 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:

Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – You should first go to www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/livetenders.shtml and follow the link to the BravoSolution eSourcing portal: (https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk) and click the purple button to register – 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) 2. 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 3. 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).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 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, and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Suppliers with a turnover of less than £1,200,000 will not be considered for this project.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
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, and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
E-commerce:
Must be able to invoice electronically via OB10 or SSS
– Organisation policy & accreditations:
Must have BS 25999 (business continuity) certification or equivalent
Must have ISO 9001 (quality management) certification or equivalent
Must have ISO/IEC 27001 (information security) certification or equivalent
– Must have been trading for at least 3 years
– 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:
£5m compensation insurance cover for employers’ liability/workers insurance
£1m insurance cover for professional indemnity/errors or omissions
£3m insurance cover for public/general liability
– Market Data Sets:
Potential suppliers (as a minimum) must be ready to supply all of the following stock market indexes – UKFTSE, US Dow Jow Jones, US Nasdaq, Paris Cac40, Frankfurt Dax – and at least 95% of the other required stock markets.
Suppliers must also be ready to supply data for all of the following currencies – UK Sterling, US Dollar, Euro – and at least 95% of the remaining currency data.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
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, and a detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: The BBC may carry out an electronic reverse auction if appropriate, and where applicable, tenderers will be informed in due course.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PROC/2013/32/RD/Market Data
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 146-243101 of 2.8.2011

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.7.2013 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: July 2014.
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

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 help@bravosolution.co.uk. If Section II.1.9 shows Yes variants will be accepted provided they meet the core requirements of the project.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.6.2013

Requirement: Market Data