Published date: 6 November 2020

This notice was replaced on 6 November 2020

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Opportunity (published 6 November 2020, last edited 3 December 2020)

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Contract summary

Industry

  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract

£80,000

Procurement reference

MANC001-DN508913-98348724

Published date

6 November 2020

Closing date

4 December 2020

Closing time

8pm

Contract start date

6 January 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

Manchester Central, the city's international convention centre and leading events venue, is looking to redevelop the www.manchestercentral.co.uk website. The successful bidder will need to have experience in developing websites with user centred design and experience of building ecommerce and booking systems within websites. The commencement of the contract is expected to begin in January 2021 with the website ready to go live by March 2021.

Manchester Central commissioned an in-depth study reviewing the current website and its key user groups, to gain a detailed understanding of audience requirements. It is expected that the successful web developer will fully interpret these recommendations and work with the MC digital strategy group to ensure that they inform and steer the redevelopment . (An NDA will need to be signed and returned before the full study will be shared.)
Requirements;
Flexibility - the website will need to be agile in order to adapt to the evolving requirements of the business. The content management system should also allow Manchester Central administrators to make changes to content, layout and website functions in-house wherever possible.

The website will need to integrate with event technology platform Ungerboeck, Matterport 3D virtual tours and be able to connect with other application APIs

The current website uses Drupal, however Manchester Central is open to using another platform if it is more suited to the requirements.


More information

Additional text

Manchester Central commissioned an in-depth study reviewing the current website and its key user groups, to gain a detailed understanding of audience requirements.
Once you have expressed your interest you will be able to view the research findings by completing a non-disclosure agreement. This will be sent out alongside the tender.


About the buyer

Contact name

Nicola Naylor

Address

Windmill Street
Petersfield
M2 3GX
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 1618342700

Email

procurement@manchestercentral.co.uk