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Services - 272954-2020

11/06/2020    S112

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2020/S 112-272954

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Town: London
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: maria.larkin@bbc.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Digital Services Framework IV

Reference number: PROC/2020/04/ML
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC requires a framework of suppliers to provide bespoke digital services and solutions for the following eight digital services categories: web development, mobile app development, backend development, third party maintenance, emerging technologies, data science and machine learning, design and UX and host and operate.

Suppliers responding to this tender will be required to apply for and be successfully awarded a minimum of three of these digital services categories in order to secure a place on the framework.

Suppliers may be required to work across the BBC’s digital portfolio including, but not limited to, childrens and education, news, sport, sounds, home, iPlayer and TV. Suppliers may also be required to provide services across a variety of bespoke internal staff facing or other user-facing applications.

Procurement documentation can be accessed at https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

Framework start date: 20 October 2020

Framework end date (initial 2 year term): 19 October 2022.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72212600 Database and operating software development services
72212610 Database software development services
72212932 Entertainment software development services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72222300 Information technology services
72224100 System implementation planning services
72224200 System quality assurance planning services
72225000 System quality assurance assessment and review services
72226000 System software acceptance testing consultancy services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72228000 Hardware integration consultancy services
72242000 Design-modelling services
72243000 Programming services
72244000 Prototyping services
72261000 Software support services
72262000 Software development services
72265000 Software configuration services
72400000 Internet services
72413000 World wide web (www) site design services
72415000 World wide web (www) site operation host services
72416000 Application service providers
72420000 Internet development services
72421000 Internet or intranet client application development services
72422000 Internet or intranet server application development services
72500000 Computer-related services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
92300000 Entertainment services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following the conclusion of this procurement process the BBC will award suppliers passing a minimum of three digital services categories with a framework agreement. The framework agreement(s) will have an initial term of 24 months commencing on 20 October 2020 and ending on 19 October 2022. The BBC may apply multiple extensions to the initial term and such extensions shall not exceed a combined total of 24 months. The value detailed in II.1.5) is the total estimated framework value, we anticipate that the annual value will be between approximately GBP 500 000 to GBP 3 m.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 20/10/2020
End: 19/10/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement(s) will have an initial term of 24 months commencing on 20 October 2020 and ending on 19 October 2022. The BBC may apply multiple extensions to the initial term and such extensions shall not exceed a combined total of 24 months. The value detailed in II.1.5) is the total estimated framework value, we anticipate that the annual value will be between approximately GBP 500 000 to GBP 3 m.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

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.

Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps

1) register your company on the Jaggaer eTendering portal (this is only required once)

1.1) Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

1.2) Click the link on the login page to register.

1.3) Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’.

1.4) Enter your correct business and user details.

1.5) Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.

1.6) You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password.

2) Express an interest in the tender

2.1) Login to the portal with the username/password.

2.2) Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier).

2.3) Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content.

2.4) Click 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) You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.

3) Responding to the tender

3.1) Click ‘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) You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.

3.3) Note 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 eTendering help desk.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/07/2020
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/07/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Ltd) 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Business and Property Courts of England and Wales — TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As stated in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: