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DQ Ref: law_01
NB Law Policy Ref 08 has been removed.
Law Policy Ref 01
All contracts should be approved by an appropriate legal advisor prior to
development or service commencing.
Law Policy Ref 02
Any deviations from the BBC’s legal minimum terms and conditions must be approved by
an appropriate legal advisor.
Law Policy Ref 03
Any changes in the contractual terms between the BBC and a supplier of technology services or goods must be approved by an appropriate Legal Advisor.
Law Policies Ref 04
Where a framework agreement is in place with a supplier the process for all
assignments or orders placed under that framework must be reviewed by an
appropriate legal advisor.
Law Policies Ref 05
The BBC will comply with the Data Protection Act and other legislation affecting
information and security.
Law Policies Ref 06
The manager/personnel officer requesting a BBC logon-ID has checked, adequate
references, and that the person has a signed contract, or if not a BBC employee
that an adequate contract is in place with confidentiality clauses.
Law Policies Ref 07
The BBC must comply with the EU Procurement regulations in relation to all
contracts for goods or services which are over the applicable limits.
Law Policies Ref 09
Refer to your Divisional Technology Representative any contract not compliant
with Delivering Quality.
Law Policies Ref 10
Refer to your Divisional Technology Representative any proposals/contracts where
the BBC does not retain the IPR in the final product.
Law Policies Ref 11
Before starting a procurement process or seeking to place a contract with
another technology supplier, check if the service is already, or can be,
supplied under the Technology Framework Contract with Siemens Business Services.
The Contract Management team, Technology Group can help and advise on this
Data Protection Act
The BBC will comply with the Data Protection Act and other legislation affecting information and security.
The following government site contains the complete copy of the public register:-
From this site you can view the current British Broadcasting Corporation Notification (formerly known as registration) held by the Data Protection Registrar. Go to the search page and enter a search for BBC on the following site:
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