Contract for Development of Web Application
This project aims to develop a website-based platform to drive a radical change in speed of formulated product design.
UK SBS IT18164 Development of Web Application: Formeric Platform
- Software package and information systems – 48000000
- IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support – 72000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
17 July 2018
31 July 2018
Contract start date
13 August 2018
Contract end date
01 March 2019
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The final date and time for the submission of bids is 31st July 2018 – 14:00
Through the Hartree Centre, STFC are developing a minimal viable product (MVP) to enable organisations with scientific research and development departments to engage with high performance computer (HPC) modelling and simulation. Through easy access to HPC modelling and simulation, the Hartree Centre aims to help researchers understand the underlying behaviour of their products.
This project aims to develop a website-based platform to drive a radical change in speed of formulated product design (e.g., home and personal care products) for the consumer goods and chemicals industry. The website will be known as the Formeric platform. The Formeric platform will allow users to select chemicals to simulate on the cloud, monitor the progress of their simulations and to display reports and visual results once simulations are complete. Reports will be available for download once simulations are complete.
This tender exercise concerns the development of the Formeric platform and associated material.
We require a team to develop:
a. The Formeric platform website, which links to STFC developed methods, to enable users to deploy simulations to the cloud (simulations will run on amazon web services – AWS).
b. Databases for storing simulation input and output data, in addition to user data.
c. E-commerce functionality. This will allow users to pay for compute time and simulations on the Formeric platform.
d. Appropriate security policies and procedures to manage user data.
e. Associated marketing website containing details of the Formeric platform.
f. Development of Formeric branding.
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