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Title UK-London: Press Broadcast Training Call-Off Contract
1. Awarding Authority Organisation: National Audit Office, Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: London, Telephone: 020 7798 7350, Electronic Mail: purchasing@nao.gsi.gov.uk, For the attention of: Chris Drury, Contracts Manager, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 7025, Internet address (URL): www.nao.gov.uk
2. Goods, CPV reference number
Main Object: 80421000-1.
Additional Object: 74542000-0.
Additional Object: 80420000-4.
Additional Object: 80421100-2.
3. Additional Description This contract is to provide broadcast training on behalf of the NAO press office and to train NAO staff on one-to-one pre-recorded interview techniques. Directors and middle managers give pre-recorded TV and radio broadcast interviews on reports they have written. The frequency varies but it is on average about twice a year. They are unlikely to participate in panel discussions or phone-ins. The NAO would like the option to train a variable number of staff typically 10 to 20 a year, and whilst there is room for flexibility as to the structure and form of the training, the NAO expects that the selected supplier would provide the following kind of services. • Group sessions to cover theory, hints and tips; • One-to-one practice interviews on specific reports with an experienced journalist or PR practitioner; • Video recordings of practice interviews as a teaching aid; • To provide one off short notice refresher courses to staff members (if a high profile or sensitive report were imminent this could be potentially with one weeks notice); and • One-off in-depth advanced coaching (if an individual member of staff begins to give interviews more regularly
4. (a) Deadline for expression of interest 02/04/2004
4. (b) Address to which they must be sent As in I.1.
4. (c) Deadline for receipt of tenders
4. (d) Name and address to which they must be sent
5. Other information Expressions of interest are being sought for organsiations able to provide Broadcast Interview Training to the NAO. Interested companies should e-mail an expression of interest to purchasing@nao.gsi.gov.uk advising their company contact details. Prequalification information will then be supplied to assess capability, against which the NAO will invite a maximum of 5 companies to tender.
6. Notice Postmarked 16/03/2004


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