Sept 25, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, our Google Alert service caught this link: (page is copied and pasted below) that announced an award given by the BBC to Backup-Technology for “offsite data backup solution”.

We were hoping to see a press release on this award, but it looks like that there is not an official press release. We contacted Backup Technology for a comment immediately after we saw the Google Alert, but they have been unable to give any comment. We understand that Backup Technology are under contractual agreement not to discuss this award.

We believe that this contract is a very significant achievement for Backup Technology in terms of revenues and trust; and the whole online data backup industry would benefit due to this endorsement by BBC.

The contract awarded covers online, offsite data backup across all of “BBC’s sites in the UK” following a competitive procurement process. In the above award announcement, the value of the contract is not specified. However, up on digging further, we found the original BBC tender document and based on this tender, the value of the contract is up to £2,000,000 Pounds and will be for a term of 3 years.

Backup-Technology is an online backup and disaster recovery company, powered by Asigra and is headquartered in Leeds, UK, with a US base in Texas. Backup-Technology has been our top ranked company in our monthly ranking since 2009.

We congratulate Backup-Technology on this great achievement.

You can read more about Backup-Technology here:

Contract details pasted below …

UK-London: Data Storage Services


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Threshold: OJEU
Organisation: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Main activities: Other
Type: Contract award notice
CPV Code: 72317000 Data storage services
Market: Service contract
Award criteria: The most economic tender
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tender ID: 2012/S 170-280911

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

  • I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

    For the attention of: Ken Hemsley
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
    Broadcasting House, Portland Place
    W1A 1AA

  • I.2) Type of the contracting authority

    Body governed by public law

  • I.3) Main activity

    Other: Broadcasting

  • I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

    The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

  • II.1) Description

    • II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract

      Offsite data back-up solution.

    • II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance


      Service category No 7: Computer and related services

      Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: BBC sites across the United Kingdom.

      NUTS code UK

    • II.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

      The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

    • II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

      Provision of an offsite data backup solution to protect the BBC’s dynamic web platform.

    • II.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


    • II.1.6) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

      The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

  • II.2) Total final value of contract(s)

    • II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

      Not provided

Section IV: Procedure

  • IV.1) Type of procedure

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure


  • IV.2) Award criteria

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria

      The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

      1. Price. Weighting 50

      2. Quality. Weighting 50

    • IV.2.2) Information about electronic auction

      An electronic auction has been used: no

  • IV.3) Administrative information

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority

      PROC 2012 06 KH

    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

      Notice on a buyer profile
      Contract notice

      Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 41-066951 of 29.2.2012

Section V: Award of contract

  • Contract No: 1

    • Lot title: Office data backup solution.

  • V.1) Date of contract award decision:


  • V.2) Information about offers

    Number of offers received: 1

  • V.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

    Internet address: Backup Technology Ltd
    4220 Park Approach, Thorpe Park
    LS15 8GB Leeds
  • V.4) Information on value of contract

    Not provided

  • V.5) Information about subcontracting

    Not provided

Section VI: Complementary information

  • VI.1) Information about European Union funds

    The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

  • VI.2) Additional information:

    Not provided

  • VI.3) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      Not provided

    • VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals

      Not provided

    • VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      Not provided

  • VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice:


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