BBC Local Radio stations broadcast to a range of urban and rural communities areas across the UK and are based locally across the country in a range of sizes. They broadcast a variety of programming but focus on news, information and debate.
To find out more about the remit for BBC local radio stations, please visit the BBC website.
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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
In the first place please address any queries to Isabelle Hutchins.
Most BBC local radio stations do not budget for contracting independent production companies and therefore do not look to buy programmes from them. However, some of the larger local radio stations are open for ideas and are happy to be approached.
It is best to approach the station and see if they would be interested in working with an independent production company to find out if they would like to work with you.
There is also a new networked weekday evening show for all BBC Local Radio stations which is put out to tender in the independent production sector. Further details will be released about this soon.
To make sure you hear about big independent tenders for BBC Local Radio stations, please sign up to the A&M independent production company database.
To contact a BBC local radio station, please look at their website where you can find contact details for the station.
If you would like to know more about BBC Local Radio programmes, content and schedules, please visit the BBC Local Radio station websites.
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