Published date: 2 August 2018

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 31 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Public relations services - 79416000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 August 2018

Closing date

31 August 2018

Contract start date

1 April 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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The BBC is tendering for a maximum of six PR agencies which will work as a network with broadly the same objectives in each nation or region. The agencies will offer excellent value for money in delivering a strategic programme of TV Licensing communications via press, stakeholder and social media making full use of their knowledge of that nation or region.

The requirement is to be divided into 6 geographically focused lots in nations and regions. Applicants can apply for one or multiple lots. Applicants must make a separate submission for each lot applied for. The procurement lots are:

Lot 1: London and the South East

Lot 2: Midlands and East Anglia

Lot 3: Northern England

Lot 4: Wales

Lot 5: Scotland

Lot 6: Northern Ireland

Note: the comms work in South West England will be undertaken by a BBC staff member who will work closely with the agencies as part of the network.

More information


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Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps: 1 - Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once): 1.1 - Go to 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, 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 Bravo e-Tendering help desk.

About the buyer


Broadcasting House, Portland Place