Published date: 3 September 2019

Last edited date: 3 September 2019

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 18 July 2019

Contract summary


  • Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment - 32000000

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Procurement reference


Published date

3 September 2019

Closing date

18 July 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



BBC Archives has been capturing and preserving the web pages published on using various methods for many years. In the last 5 years, the BBC has adopted crawling as its primary capture of BBC webpages. This has created an archive of millions of webpages, though currently this archive is subject to very limited access.

The BBC requires the secure hosting of approximately 15TB of historic web and social media, and services to continue to capture and preserve the BBC website and it's social media output.

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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, 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 Bravo e-Tendering help desk.

This RFI is intended only to elicit information and inform the BBC's future strategy. Responders to this RFI should note that no concessions, contracts or other arrangements will be awarded pursuant to this RFI. Responding, or not responding, to this RFI will neither increase nor decrease any provider's chances of being awarded a contract from any subsequent ITT.

The BBC shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by respondents to this RFI in preparing and / or submitting such responses.

About the buyer


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