Published date: 19 April 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 4 May 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Educational software development services - 72212190

Location of contract

M5 4WT

Value of contract


Procurement reference

UoS/OW/20/21/QTR3/Box of Business Software

Published date

19 April 2021

Closing date

4 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

17 May 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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The project is inspired by, and a response to, Stafford Beer's book "The Brain of the Firm" (from the 1970s) and the prevalence of different (static) simulations offered commercially. The concept is that "Box of Business" is a dynamic platform and simulation engine that incorporates real-time and live external (business) environment data inputs. The platform would also enable businesses to contribute their own data for analysis and extrapolation by students or researchers in a suitably anonymised manner. As a reciprocation for their contribution the businesses would receive automated feedback reports from the platform whenever their data was successfully used.

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For full tender information please visit the University's InTend portal.

About the buyer

Contact name

Olivia Ward


5th Floor,Maxwell Building, University Of Salford


Closing: 4 May 2021, 12pm