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Audience Services

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Publication date 4 March 2024, 3:17pm
Closing 3 April 2024, 12:00pm
Contract location
UK - United Kingdom
Total value £47,920,000

The BBC is looking to procure customer management services to support a broad range of services including:
• Handling editorial and non-editorial complaints
• Responding to enquiries
• Managing comments & appreciations
• Technical support for iPlayer, Sounds, BBC Account
• Reception Advice
• BBC Action Lines
• BBC Charitable Appeals & Donations collections (Lifeline & Radio 4)
• Artist mail
• Ticketing for BBC shows
• Take Part in a show
• BBC Switchboard
The BBC has a mission to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which continue to inform, educate and entertain. Audience Services supports this by continuing to put our audiences at the heart of our operation, providing them exceptional service, irrespective of channel. We engage them with respect and understanding and work to build audience loyalty to the BBC and the Licence Fee.
Our strategic objectives are to:
– Manage the front door to the BBC, ensuring that audience members are heard, driving a seamless experience across the customer engagement
– Unlock innovation to future proof the service, leveraging technology where it adds value and enables the customer journey
– Uphold brand reputation by engaging with audience members in a respectful manner, building trust and demonstrating BBC values
– Amplify the value of the service and audience sentiment by cascading insights to help inform editorial and operational decision making
Any new solution or technology employed must enhance and improve our ability to handle all contacts in a consistent, timely and appropriate way. This includes issues which are serious, complex or may potentially pose reputational damage.
Our approach is to reprocure the current service scope, excluding the hosting of our Customer Relationship Management System (which will be migrated across to the BBC’s Azure tenancy ahead of contract award) but including requirements to manage the BBC’s Switchboard. The new contract will aim to make provision for change, including scope expansion elements (e.g. increased use of social media) that complement the existing service stack, and align ourselves to key BBC objectives, in particular ‘Digital First’.
Before you are able to register your interest in this PQQ via the Jaggaer portal, you must please send a signed copy of the NDA to jonathan.palfreeman@bbc.co.uk and elaine.gannuny@bbc.co.uk. This can be found under the ‘Opportunity Listing’ at https://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/opportunities and clicking on ‘View Current Opportunities’.

Audience Services