Invitation to Tender for the Weather Services for S4C
28 May 2010
Invitation to Tender for providing the Weather Services for S4C from November 2010 until the end of October 2013.
The closing date for expression of interest is 16 June 2010
The closing date for applications will be Tuesday July 6 2010.
Invitation to Tender for Gŵyl Cerdd Dant Coverage 2010 to 2012
Date of Publication: Friday 7 May 2010
Date and time of receipt of applications: 12.00 mid-day Wednesday 9 June 2010
Invitation to Tender for IRB Junior World Championships
Date of Publication: Thursday 13 May 2010
Following the announcement, here is the Invitation to Tender for the IRB Junior World Championships and the Draft Commissioning Agreement
**PLEASE NOTE THE TIGHT SCHEDULE OF THIS TENDER**
Invitation to Tender - Welsh Rugby Team's Tour to New Zealand
Following the announcement, here is the Invitation to Tender - Welsh Rugby Team's Tour to New Zealand and the Draft Commissioning Agreement.
Update 24 March 2010
Following our earlier note regarding the doubt over the Maori XV v Wales match, S4C has agreed with Sky Sports that if this match is cancelled, S4C will have the right to produce highlights of the match between New Zealand and Ireland instead. This match is played on Saturday 12 June in New Plymouth. You should consider this additional information when preparing your application.
Update 22 March 2010
S4C is aware that there is a doubt regarding the Wales v Maori XV match. We do not intend to change the tender and you should submit your application on the information contained in the tender document.
Cricket on S4C 2010-2011
Following the pre-notice here is the new ITT for the Cricket provision 2010-2011
Invitation for series ideas for the older children and young people's service (13+) on S4C
28 January 2010
- Invitation for series ideas for the older children and young people's service (13+) on S4C (PDF)
Question and Answer on the children and young people's 13+ tender
Could you clarify whether you still require a sample running order for one episode if we have included a format breakdown? Or, for example, in more documentary-based ideas is a structure outline enough?
We can accept either a format breakdown or a running order but they should provide sufficient information to give a detailed picture of the proposed programme or series. A structure outline is acceptable for any documentary-based ideas.
Is it safe to assume that as the service is aimed at the 13+ to 18 age range, all content must be safe to transmit pre-watershed? If the answer is No, what stops a 14-year old recording post-watershed content on a PVR?
S4C adheres to the Ofcom broadcasting code and guidance notes when scheduling programmes. The Code sets out the rules relating to children under the age of fifteen years and those under eighteen.
Please refer to the Ofcom broadcasting code and guidance notes for further information.
Transmission times will also depend on the nature and content of the ideas submitted. The tender document requests that applicants provide information on the target audience as part of the application. Please see point 4.4 of the tender document: 'You should specifically state the exact target audience for each individual idea. You should also expand on the content's suitability for the target audience and their needs.'
As regards recording the service and viewing post-watershed content, S4C cannot stop this situation from arising (the same applies to other broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4). The parent or carer of the child/young person recording the material would need to ensure that PIN or other equivalent protection was used.
Invitation to Tender to produce content and links for Cyw
22 January 2010
Change of date
- If a second interview is required as part of the tender process to produce content and links for CYW, the interview will now be held on Tuesday 9 March 2010 (rather than Thursday 11 March 2010 as noted in the tender document).
- Invitation to Tender to produce content and links for Cyw (PDF)
- Cyw Contract (Draft) (PDF)
- Cyw Contract - This is the draft contract for Cyw. Since this contract is published later than noted in the tender document, companies will be able to present their comments on the contract up to 12:00 Midday Tuesday 23 February. Comments should be sent to email@example.com.
Question and Answer for Cyw Links and Content Tender
- Question 1
Will the broadcast term/pattern over the year continue the same as the present pattern?
- Answer 1
The broadcast pattern will continue with the principal of blocks. Details and nature of the various blocks have been noted under point 2.2 of the tender document.
- Question 2
Could we have the technical details of the system that S4C provides for viewing programmes e.g. what kind of system, bandwidth etc?
- Answer 2
S4C will allow up to 4 viewing sessions via the web at the same time (i.e. viewing on 4 different computers within the company). The effectiveness of the system will depend on how effective the company's own connection is to the web. S4C's viewing system offers two different options for viewing. The option that offers more functionality such as fast forwarding and rewinding will need more bandwidth. The simpler option does not offer this functionality and can be compared to viewing a programme on Clic on S4C's website. If a company's connection can allow 4 simultaneous viewing sessions on 4 computers this will give a company some idea of whether the connection provides the minimum required. You are also reminded that a web connection can also vary depending on the time of day etc and it will be the company's responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient resources to view programmes over the web.
Invitation to Tender for S4C Programme Support Service
15 January 2010