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Gardeners' Question Time tender opportunity

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Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) has been one of Radio 4’s most popular programmes since its first broadcast in 1947.  It attracts a weekly audience, including the repeat edition, of c.1.4 million.

Radio 4 is opening up this tender which is in line with our policy of offering independent suppliers opportunities to tender for long running business.  We are looking for a single company to supply this high profile weekly strand for transmission from August 2012 to July 2015.

Our objective is to offer a three year contract for the successful tender. Not open to BBC departments.

Timeline for tender

9 November 2011                            Tender document published
8 December,  at 1200 noon           Deadline  for submissions in Proteus
20 December                                  Results of shortlisting communicated 
4th week of January 2012                Interviews with shortlisted bidders
31 January                                      Final decision 

Submissions should be entered in Proteus.

Please see the Radio 4 network page for more information about the tender and the full brief document.

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