Invitation to Tender – IT Testing

Invitation to Tender – IT Testing

As a consequence it has a large IT infrastructure to support a student population of around 40,000 alongside a staff of nearly 11,000.

Implementation of an IT Testing Function

The University Of Manchester

Contract summary


Computer and Related Services

Location of contract

M13 9PL

Value of contract (£)


Published date

28 July 2015

Closing date

24 August 2015

Contract start date

12 October 2015

Contract end date

11 October 2018


1. Background information on The University of Manchester. The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). After 100 hundred years of working closely together both institutions agreed to form a single university, and on 22 October 2004 they officially combined to form the largest single-site university in the UK. The University’s aim is to be known worldwide as a place where the highest academic values and educational innovation are cherished, where research prospers and makes a real difference, and where the fruits of scholarship resonate throughout society. Further details on the University can be found at: 2. Background information on Project This tender is broken down into 2x Lots: Lot 1 – Establish Testing Function (see Part C) Lot 2 – Establish 3rd Party Partnership (see Part D) You may bid on either: Lot 1, Lot 2 or BOTH Lots, if you are bidding on both Lots . 3. Project Overview The University campus is the largest single site higher education precinct in the UK. As a consequence it has a large IT infrastructure to support a student population of around 40,000 alongside a staff of nearly 11,000. This large, diverse community requires a sound infrastructure and equipment to enable it to carry out research, teaching and administration including email, printing, Internet access, and specialist software on a variety of hardware. In addition to a large number of staff desktop machines, both staff and students are able to access almost 3,000 PCs in more than 20 clusters across the campus, some of which operate 24/7. The management and maintenance of all aspects of IT is undertaken by the University’s IT Services Directorate. Details of their area and responsibilities can be found on the website:

About the buyer

Contact name

Paul Carter


Oxford Road



M13 9PL

United Kingdom


0161 275 2207


Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

To express an interest in this project please visit the website below where you will need to register to obtain tender documentation. Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

Enjoyed this post? Share it!