HeadChannel has been accepted onto the BBC’s Digital Services Framework. This is a new arrangement that the BBC has with about 300 suppliers who will be working primarily on bespoke software applications for their digital services. Following the acceptance, we took part in the Digital Services Framework briefing, Autumn 2016. During this briefing the framework was introduced to a new set of suppliers; it was explained to all participants how they will be able to compete and win work under the new framework; and, how the BBC will be looking for examples of innovation and creativity that they might want to bring in-house to add value to the BBC.
The supplier selection is based on overall value for money. Whilst price is important, quality, reliability, safety, security, design, timely delivery, maintenance and after sales support are also considered before arriving at a decision which is the most economically advantageous to the BBC.