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BBC Local Radio Evening Programme Tender


BBC local radio (BBC LR) is putting out to tender the production of an all-local radio evening programme. The programme will be broadcast Monday to Friday 1900 to 2200 from January 7th 2013 (on all 39 local radio stations).

We invite applications from all independent production companies who can clearly demonstrate relevant experience and expertise. All Independent Production Companies should be registered on the BBC Radio Independent Production Company database.

The brief in the downloads section of this page (on the right hand side) lays out the detail of what is required in the tender, how the process will be managed and further information.

All offers should be submitted to Proteus by 12 noon on August 23rd 2012 using the commissioning title "BBC LR Evening Programme".


Tender document published - July 10th 2012

Closing date for submissions - 1200 on August 23rd 2012

Those shortlisted will be informed by - August 29th 2012

Shortlisted companies will be asked to present their proposals in person w/c September 10th 2012

Decisions made by - September 14th 2012

New production starts - January 7th 2013



In recognition of the significant and unpredictable variance in facility/studio costs (M25 factor, dry hire, technical assistance) this element is not included in the guide price of £150k.  We will agree an appropriate level of additional funding with the successful Independent Production company

In the first place please address any queries to Isabelle Hutchins.

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