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Order no. 2409/97, of 20 of June20.06.1997
Gabinete do Secretário de Estado da Comunicação Social (Office of the Secretary of State Social communication)
1 - It was decided, pursuant to the terms of articles 18 and 38 of Decree-Law no. 130/97, of May 27, to publish the Public Tender Regulations for the Classification of Theme Radio.
2 - This ruling shall come into force on its date of publication.
June 2, 1997 - Secretary of State for the Media, Alberto Arons Braga de Carvalho.
Public Tender Regulations for the Classification
of Theme Radio
The objective of this tender is the classification of radios as theme radios pursuant to the terms of article 2-A of Law no. 2/97 of 18th January and article 18 of Decree Law no. 130/97 of 27th May.
Radios which have been broadcasting for a minimum period of three years and which fulfill the description referred to in no. 1 of the following article are eligible to apply.
1. Only radios operating on a frequency allocated in the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Oporto and, outside these areas, in municipal districts having more than two frequencies may be classified as theme radios.
2. There will be at least one frequency in each of the municipal districts within the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Oporto used for a general broadcasting radio station.
3. In municipal districts having more than two frequencies, located outside the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Oporto, only one radio may be classified as a theme radio.
Applications for classification as a theme radio shall be submitted to the member of Government responsible for the media area.
The applications shall either be submitted to the Social Communication Institute and a receipt therefor obtained or sent by registered mail with recorded delivery whose delivery date shall be considered the date of the CTT stamp.
The period for the submission of applications shall begin at the time of publication of this ruling and shall terminate on 31st July.
The application shall provide an explanation of the foundation upon which the project has been based, and shall specify the objectives to be achieved and provide a detailed description of the programmes to be broadcast, as well as information on the human resources and equipment to be used.
The public bid opening ceremony shall take place at the Social Communication Institute and shall be chaired by the Institute's President in the presence of a representative of the High Authority for the Media, between 09.00 and 12.00 on 04th August.
After the bids have been opened and the documents initialled by the President of the Social Communication Institute, the applications shall be sent to the High Authority for the Media for the purposes of an opinion being issued on due compliance with the requirements for classification as a theme radio.
Those applications which have been approved by the High Authority for the Media but which exceed the limits referred to in article 3 of these Regulations shall be graded by the said entity pursuant to the following preference criteria:
a) Projects which contain a higher percentage of self produced programmes;
b) Suitability of project vis-à-vis its target populations;
c) Human and technical resources involved.
After the bids have been evaluated, the High Authority for the Media shall submit the bids which have been evaluated pursuant to the criteria set out at law and these Regulations to the member of government responsible for the media area.
The classification of a radio as a theme radio shall be announced as part of a ruling to be issued by the member of government responsible for the media area on the basis of the opinion of the High Authority for the Media.
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