Terms of trade

Terms of Trade apply to the BBC's contracts with suppliers, setting out what is expected of suppliers when working for the BBC.

These Terms of Trade apply to the BBC's contracts with suppliers and any purchase by the BBC is conditional upon the supplier's acceptance of these Terms of Trade. The supplier should notify the BBC forthwith if it does not wish to accept these Terms of Trade.

The BBC may amend these Terms of Trade from time to time and suppliers should review this site regularly to ensure they have read and understood the current Terms of Trade which apply to their contract with the BBC.

No terms contained in any supplier invoice, delivery note or other like document issued by the supplier will be of any effect unless they have been confirmed by the BBC in writing.

If you are a freelance providing services to the BBC (or a freelance operating through a service company) please visit the Freelancers at the BBC website.

The Terms of Trade (PC3) apply to BBC Public Service, BBC Studios, and BBC Studioworks. They will apply to your contract with the BBC unless you supply one of the following services:

The following code of conduct applies to audience services providers:

If you have difficulty accessing the relevant terms of trade or are unsure which terms of trade apply to you in supplying the BBC, please contact your contract representative at the BBC.

If you are supplying to Media Application Technologies Ltd you can view their terms of trade here.

If you are supplying to BBC Children's Productions Ltd you can view their terms of trade here.

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