Public Sector Network Tender Alert


410545-2012: UK-London: Electronic, electromechanical and electrotechnical supplies

The BBC is looking to put in place a framework agreement for the supply of an extensive range of components including, but
not limited to, the following broad range of product groups: electronic and electrical components, mechanical equipment and
tools. The BBC reserves the right to extract and/or to subdivide the product categories listed below into smaller sub-categories:
- Semi-conductor, passive and optoelectronic components, connectors and cables, transformers, power supplies and electrostatic
discharge handling.
- Enclosures and fans, electrical installation, fuses, sockets and circuit breakers.
- Mechanical products, equipment and tools: fasteners and fixings, health, safety, storage and security products, test and
measurement equipment, power tools, pneumatic and hydraulic products, fluids, oils and greases.
The aim of the framework is to provide access to a wide range of low value, high volume catalogue products, with emphasis on
competitive pricing and value for money evidenced in excellent levels of customer service, stock availability and delivery,
provided through a punchout website solution.
The BBC requires that all products are generally available from stock, supported by appropriate inventory levels from a
supplier(s) with proven experience of dealing with large multi-site organisations. A range of rapid delivery solutions will be
required to all BBC premises across the UK, with next day delivery as a standard offering and inclusive within pricing of all
products. The Purchasing of products will vary from small ad-hoc requirements through to larger quantities, as required, and be
ordered across the UK via a punchout catalogue, managed by the successful Supplier(s).
It is important for the successful Supplier(s) to embrace new technologies in e-Business solutions and not be resistant to change
management requirements which may include 'indexing' i.e. to enable cross-catalogue searching, and changes to invoicing.

Ref: No reference provided,


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
For the attention of: Felicity Hendry
W1A 1AA London
Telephone: +44 2087524809
Fax: +44 2080082656
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: British Broadcasting Corporation
Internet address:

Contract value: No contract value provided

Published: 27 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 28 Jan 2013