The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wishes to award a contract for the provision of research services to support the development of a revised Broadcasting Services Strategy (BSS). The BSS provides the framework for the formulation of licensing plans and associated activities by the Authority. The revised BSS should support the Authority’s strategic mission to regulate, foster and support broadcasting; promote a plurality of voices, outlets and sources in Irish media; and foster diverse and culturally relevant quality content for Irish audiences. A comprehensive review of the broadcasting sector in Ireland should provide the critical information needed by the Authority for the development of the BSS. This should include assessment of the current structures and future trends of the broadcasting market, audience needs and preferences, the future structure and needs of the independent broadcasting sector and the future needs for broadcast regulation, including exploring options for establishing a policy on digital radio and progressing Digital Terrestrial Television.
A Call for Tenders has been placed on Etenders.gov.ie and the closing date for Submissions is 25th July 2017 at 12 noon.