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Doordarshan extends date for sourcing agencies' tenders

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NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has extended to 15 September 2017 the last date of tenders for agencies for crowd-sourcing artistes (talent) across categories based on the requirements of programmes for Doordarshan’s network.

Earlier, the last date was 5 September. Following the extension, the opening of technical bids will be on 18 September.

Crowd-sourcing of artistes (talent) for Doordarshan’s channels with their dynamic needs is a challenging task requiring time-bound delivery. Agencies are therefore expected to bid keeping in mind the nature and requirements of the network.

The number and categories of artistes (dancers, singers, anchors etc.) required for each genre and other relevant details would be stipulated by Doordarshan based on the actual requirement and the same would be notified from time to time. The successful agency will be expected to fulfil the requirements and cover the following scope of work:

Digital crowd-sourcing: The agency will create a digital database to crowd source talent for each category (dancer, singer, anchor etc) as per genre. This exercise shall be done through extensive publicity to be undertaken by the agency. Details of crowd sourcing will be recorded using the custom dashboard and made available to Doordarshan.

Audition: Following crowd sourcing, the agency will conduct auditions to find the best talent in each category and genre where there is requirement of the same. The agency will arrange for a committee/ panel of judges comprising experts from relevant fields; experts from Doordarshan to be optional (to be decided by DG: DD). Audition videos will be made available to DD through the custom dashboard.

Shortlisting and creating a repository of talented artistes: Based on the audition, the agency will short list the best of talent in each category and genre through a fair and transparent process. This will be based on the review of the committee/ panel constituted for auditioning. The agency will be required to maintain an audit trail of such shortlisting and results; this is to be provided to DD.

Empanelment of directors: The agency will empanel directors who will be assigned production tasks of programmes from time to time. A committee/ panel comprising experts from relevant fields will be formed for the same. Doordarshan’s representative in this committee would be optional (to be decided by DG:DD). The agency will be required to maintain an audit trail of the process of selection and empanelment to be provided to Doordarshan.

Publicity: The agency will provide extensive publicity across media regarding crowd sourcing to ensure wide participation and attraction of the best of talent. This will be undertaken within a week of notification of requirement of talent.

Co-ordination: Artistes (singers, dancers & actors) With regard to DD’s fee structure and schedule 8. Directors For the production of short films as per approved fee structure of Doordarshan.

The bidder should be an Indian entity (individual/proprietorship, partnership, Company, Society, Trust etc.) incorporated/ registered/ recognised, as the case may be, under the respective applicable laws and should have been in existence for the last three financial years excluding the current financial year.

In the case of companies, they must be registered under the Companies Act, 1956/2013. In the case of partnerships, they should be registered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932.

The bidder must have at least 50,000 artistes registered on their platform along with their verified contact details as on the date of submission of the bid. The talent database must include a wide spectrum of artists, including actors, singers, directors, musicians and dancers.  The bidder must have creative talent representation from at least 100 cities/towns of India as on the date of submission of the bid. vi. The bidder should have talent representation from at least 10 regional languages.

The bidder should have demonstrated experience of sourcing talent for at least two major Indian television shows during each of the last three years preceding the date of issue of this RFP.

Bidders shall submit tnder feeof Rs 5000 and processing fee of Rs 25,000 (both non-refundable) with Earnest Money of Rs 5,00,000 in the form of irrevocable Bank Guarantee (BG) from a nationalised/scheduled Bank.

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