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BBC hunts supplier to provide digital testing services

Matteo Natalucci Published 05 December 2017

£30m tender issued for single-supplier framework for services including functional and non-functional testing, and test management for digital products, applications and websites


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is looking for a single supplier to provide digital testing services for its digital products, applications and websites, running on both digital and broadcast platforms.

The required services include functional testing, non-functional testing and test management using manual, exploratory and automated approaches.

The successful supplier will be required to augment pan-BBC teams with additional software test resource and contribute to the BBC’s Quality Assurance and Digital Strategies.

The supplier’s testing staff will be required to be suitably trained in order to be capable of being deployed flexibly at short notice and on-demand into BBC testing projects and teams including multi-geographically located, cross-functional project teams.

The Agreement will have a term of 24 months commencing on the 1st of December 2018 and ending on the 30 th of November 2020. The agreement may be extended by up to two successive twelve month periods.

The estimated contract value is £30m, with an annual value of between approximately £6m to £7.5m.

BBC said in the procurement notice that “in the case of technology requirements, it may involve its technology partner Atos to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders” though it added that the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous will be made by the BBC.

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