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Invitation to Tender Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol Series

S4C invites applications to tender to produce the series 'Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol'

The closing date for applications is 16 June 2017

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Question - It is noted in the recently published Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol tendr that the contract length is 3 years from August 2017 to July 2020, with the first programme being transmitted January 2018. What is the transmission pattern during the contractual period based on delivery/tx of 32 programmes½ hour and 2 one hour yearly programmes?

Answer - The proposed transmission pattern for a standard financial year is:

April to end May - 8 x 30 & 1 x 60

June to September - Break over the summer months

October to the end of March - 24 x 30 & 1 x 60

It is anticipated that the above pattern will apply to both 18/19 & 19/20

In 17/18 the intention is to transmit 8 x 30 programmes from the beginning of February until the end March 2018.

The production pattern and budgetary information in the application should follow and reflect a standard year between April and March. It is expected that the cost for the 8 programmes at the beginning of 2018 should be pro rata.

Question - The tender document notes Cymanfa'r Urdd' and The opening 'Cymanfa' of the National Eisteddfod as examples of possible programmes within the series Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol. Do we need to include a fee to obtain rights to record these within the budget or do S4C's rights agreements with the Urdd and Eisteddfod cover these?

Answer - You will not be required to include a rights fee for these two events within the budget as part of your tender submission.

Question - In preparing the submission do we need to consider any posts that could be transferred over from the current production company as a result of TUPE.

Answer - From the information S4C has received from the current provider we are not of the opinion that TUPE will be relevant in this case. However, S4C emphasises that any TUPE implications is a matter for the current provider and the new provider and S4C therefore encourages any potential provider to seek independent advice as to whether TUPE is relevant or not.

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