The BBC’s new in-house ‘agency’ BBC Creative is to outsource its post-production work to a third party in a deal that could be worth as much as £7.75m over three years.
An open tender has been put out to the market for a contract that will operate from April 2017. It asks for a managed post-production service that will be provided from inside the corporation, with equipment and staff made available to work on promos and branding for BBC programmes and services.
Requirements include the delivery, installation, commissioning and day-to-day operation of five craft editing suites and an audio dubbing suite, with a captioning facility and voiceover booth.
A full media management service that includes ingest, storage, QC and delivery will also be required, as will desktop editing capabilities at 48 workstations and a disaster recovery offering.
The estimated value of the contract is between £3.9m and £7.75m. It will last for three years, with a possible two-year extension.