Information Age Digital Learning Resource

Information Age Digital Learning Resource

We are looking to introduce digital learning into our offer for a new permanent gallery, Information Age, which opens in September 2014.

Reference number: SCM0346M

Deadline date:20/12/2013

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Science Museum London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Science Museum Group

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Description of the contract

The Science Museum is the lead partner in the Science Museum Group, the most significant museum group devoted to science in the world. It comprises the National Railway Museum in York (created in 1975), the National Media Museum in Bradford (1983), Locomotion in Shildon (2004) and the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (which joined the group in 2012). Together these museums are visited by around five million people annually. The common bond between all the component parts is the story of human ingenuity in the fields of science, technology, medicine, transport and media.

Our Mission and Approach

The Science Museum’s mission is to make sense of the science that shapes our lives.

We do not teach or lecture our audiences about science. We know that this would be counterproductive because our audience does not see formal science education as our role. Millions of people visit us precisely because we are not a classroom. They want to learn, but in surprising and imaginative ways. Visitors are eager for a rounded view of science, as a story of opportunity, inventiveness and personalities, not as an academic subject. We show the process and challenges of discovery, and help people visualise the work of historical or practising scientists.

In choosing our programming themes for the next decade, we have focussed on areas where the choices faced by society are urgent, where the technology is evolving rapidly, and where the concepts and applications are fundamental. We have also responded to areas of high interest for our visitors.

Our programming ambitions for the next decade include ones particularly relevant to this project:

1. telling a braver and enthralling story about challenging subjects in our domain, especially quantum and particle physics.

2. providing compelling insights into engineering, both its shaping of the modern world and an appetite for solving many contemporary challenges.

3. inspiring visitors with new displays drawn from our historical collections.

We are looking to introduce digital learning into our offer for a new permanent gallery, Information Age, which opens in September 2014. This contract involves the development and delivery of an innovative new resource for our schools and family audiences, to be delivered through a mobile or tablet device.

Please see attached documentation for further details.

(MT Ref:110943)


Classification of the contract

48190000 Educational software package

72212910 Computer game software development services, family titles and screen savers

72212930 Training and entertainment software development services

72230000 Custom software development services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 27/01/2014 – 01/09/2014


Who to contact

Contact name Jen Kavanagh

Organisation name Science Museum Group

Address Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, GB, SW7 2DD

Telephone +44 2079424000

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How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at

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