Published date: 23 June 2022

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: 25 July 2022, 11am

Contract summary


  • Archive services - 92512000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 June 2022

Closing date

25 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

30 September 2022

Contract end date

29 September 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Open (FTS)

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The tender for Audio Archive Digitisation Services is being published in the year that the BBC celebrates its centenary, and our mission remains vital - to serve all audiences through impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services that inform, educate and entertain. The BBC is bound by its Charter to safeguard the long-term value of its archive for the public. Digitising more of the archive will fulfil this objective and make historic content more widely accessible to future audiences. This ITT relates directly to the digitisation of BBC generated audio content over the next 3 years. BBC Archives Technology & Services (AT&S) holds a large collection of audio tapes which have yet-to-be digitised. Within this audio collection reside recordings spanning from 1930s to the 2000s. Most of this content is programme output from BBC radio networks, and unbroadcast live music performances & interviews. Much of the content identified for digitisation represents the only known copy available, often referred to as Single Copy Masters (SCM). The proposal is to digitise a range of content held in both Quarter Inch and DAT formats.

The Contract will be for an initial term of 3 years with options to extend by two twelve month extensions, to a maximum of 5 years. It is expected to begin on 30th September 2022. The contract value does not represent committed spend, instead it represents the maximum spend that may be made over the total contract term.

A site visit to Perivale is offered to all registered Tenderers. The date for the visit is Wednesday 13th July 2022 1.30pm - 4.00pm. The visit will provide Tenderers with an opportunity to visit the Perivale site and ask any questions relating to this ITT and the requirements. As space is limited, Tenderers are requested to please nominate a maximum of 2 key personnel to the BBC via the Bravosolution message portal no later than 15:00hrs on Wednesday 6th July 2022. All visit attendees will be required to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to the visit and photography will not be allowed. The NDA for completion and return by each attendee with your application for a place can be found in the general attachments area of the ITT on the Bravo portal. Further details are available on the BBC's e-sourcing Portal.

More information


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Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps: 1 - Register your
company on the Jaggaer 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, 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 e-Tendering help desk.

About the buyer

Contact name

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)


Broadcasting House, Portland Place