DD1240 Capital Works – Broadcast upgrade – phase 2

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1240
Date signed: 
18 July 2014
Decision by: 
Martin Clarke, Executive Director, Resources

Executive summary

As a result of its age and usage over the last 11 years some essential items of equipment that make up the City Hall broadcasting system are becoming less reliable and prone to operational failure. The Facilities Management team have engaged with specialist broadcast consultants P&C Media Ltd who put forward a proposal for the phased upgrade and enhancement of the broadcast facilities at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and ancillary equipment for studio TX2 in City Hall.

In addition, advances in media and communications technology mean that key clients served by the broadcasting service, namely the Mayor and London Assembly, are looking for improved functionality and compatibility with the new technology that they are using to conduct their official business.

The incumbent broadcast contractor NEP Bowtie were asked to submit costs for the phased upgrade and refurbishment of the broadcast facilities at the Greater London Authority (GLA), Specialist broadcast consultants P&C Media Ltd were engaged by the GLA to further review this costed proposal up to a maximum expenditure of £98,928.00.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice