Published date: 16 June 2020

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: 16 July 2020

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 June 2020

Closing date

16 July 2020

Contract start date

20 October 2020

Contract end date

19 October 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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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.

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.

More information


Additional text

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

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.

About the buyer

Contact name

Maria Larkin


Broadcasting House, Portland Place