3D Modelling Invitation to Quote

3D Modelling Invitation to Quote

For a long time we’ve used a simple 2D ‘pipeline’ diagram to explain what we do. This has served us well, but with the explosive growth of the cluster at every level, it simply doesn’t do the job anymore.

DigitalCity ecosystem demonstrator: invitation to quote

Reference number: MBC000219

Deadline date:24/05/2013

This deadline is for… The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 24th May 2013.

Contract value:£0 – £20,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Middlesbrough

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: DigitalCity

 

Description of the contract

DigitalCity Business [DCB] is the business driver for the developing DigitalCity supercluster based in the Tees Valley, which is based on the digital and creative sectors. For a long time we’ve used a simple 2D ‘pipeline’ diagram to explain what we do. This has served us well, but with the explosive growth of the cluster at every level, it simply doesn’t do the job anymore. It doesn’t show the scale, depth, or vitality of the digital and creative ecosystem that we’ve helped to create in the Tees Valley and beyond, with major roles being played not just by DigitalCity Innovation and DigitalCity Business – the two main parts of DigitalCity – but also by the five Tees Valley councils, Tees Valley Unlimited, Teesside University, Barnard Castle Vision, and the hundreds of digital and creative businesses engaged in growing their businesses, and engaged with DigitalCity. Even as a ‘DigitalCity only’ graphic, it doesn’t demonstrate the richness of the offering – all the services and products that are available for example. Nor does it even vaguely show the explosion of buildings, not only in Middlesbrough’s Boho Zone [Boho buildings are going towards seven], but also in Redcar [the Hub], Stockton [DigitalCity Stockton], and future and existing buildings in other parts of the area. So what we are looking to procure is a new visual that will clearly demonstrate these things: the ways people can engage with DigitalCity, the touch points we have, the richness, vitality and growth of the most vibrant digital hub in the UK. There’s a full list of what we think they are at the end of this document. It’s a complicated and long list, because the cluster is now large, complex and contains may hundreds of organisations and thousands of digital and creative workers. That’s why the whole DigitalCity supercluster is no longer a pipeline, but an ecosystem, with all the complexity [and yes, sometimes chaos!] that controls such environments. We think that the ecosystem demonstrator needs to be far more than a static 2D graphic. We’ll need it in 3D, probably 4D. We’ll need it [to a certain extent] interactive, and it’ll need to clearly show the different kinds of assets and activities in the DigitalCity ecosystem [possibly through colour coding, with some being capable of being named interactively]. It’ll need to be able to demonstrate how people and businesses can engage in their own way with the ecosystem as they make their way through it [there’s a precursor of this in the old 2D graphic]. And ideally, it would incorporate a timeline so that we could show visually the growth of the cluster. It would also need to be built in such a way that modifications [for example, and overall increase in size of the cluster] could be achieved easily and economically. Ideally, there would also be a second, simpler image, that demonstrated [likely in a globe], the major worldwide digital markets in which DigitalCity has eighty or so investment and trade links. The demonstrator should be capable of running, at an absolute minimum, on MacBook Pros and on iPads. We wouldn’t expect it to be totally self-describing: think of a powerful visual aid we can play with in presentations and meeting, and you won’t be far off. It’ll also be used [or footage of it will] in DigitalCity media. We would like this completed by August 1st 2013. The contract value will be for a maximum of £20,000, though you should be aware that we do not automatically expect the cost of this exercise to be that. If you would like to be considered, you must submit a proposal including – 1 The approach you will take 2 Artwork / visuals to indicate the look and feel of the demonstrator you are proposing [this need not be original] 3 A clear description of the interactive and time elements 4 How you would deal with the wide variety of different assets and touch points, so that while they remain to a large extent ‘abstract’ they clearly differentiate 5 How you would incorporate the global view 6 A demonstrable, excellent track record in this kind of work, which can be established through easily-verifiable links to work of this nature you have already done 7 A schedule for the work, including key milestones 8 The cost, clearly set out [no hidden extras, please] 9 Any value-addeds that will deliver benefits to DCB or the greater DigitalCity initiative [we’ll decide whether things you claim are value-addeds actually are] The proposal should be no more than 1,000 words long. DCB reserves the right to eliminate any submission over this limit with no further consideration of it. Submissions will be judged on the overall quality of the response [we’ll mark those highest if they have clear responses to all the requirements in the brief, and not just the numbered points above], and on price. The split between Quality and Cost in respect to in maximum possible scores will be 70% / 30% of the total score. If you wish to you may also submit [this is over and above the 1,000 words] – 10 A link to a portfolio of relevant work. All documents should be in .pdf form Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Quotations@Middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC000219 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 24th May 2013. If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Dan Watson at DigitalCity Business [daniel.watson@dcbusiness.eu]. A full list of what we think should appear in the demonstrator • DigitalCity: DigitalCity Innovation products and services • DigitalCity Fellowships • DCF mentoring and coaching • DigitalCity Fellowships • Digital Industry Placement Programme • Community Engagement • Digital Industry Specialist Workshop Programme • Foresighting and Networking Events • DigitalCity: DigitalCity Business products and services • Mentoring and coaching, including mentors and coaches • Business Growth Workshop System • iFD • iSD • Film Business Bootcamp • National and international business development • Networking for Collaboration • Teesside University • School of Computing and Maths • School of Arts and Media • Business School • Academic Enterprise • Councils / area organizations • Darlington • Hartlepool • Middlesbrough • Redcar and Cleveland • Stockton • Barnard Castle Vision • Tees Valley Unlimited • Buildings, and organisations ‘as buildings’ • Colleges • Partner colleges in the Tees Valley • Digital and creative businesses – all sizes • Very large: maybe half a dozen • Large: numbering in the tens • Medium: in the high hundreds • Small and freelance: in the thousands • Traction businesses • As a hint that there’s a whole target market of non-digital companies that can engage… • Official partner professional organizations [probably capable of being named] • Lawyers [3], Accountants [3], others [9] • Buildings / building partners • The Boho Zone • Boho One • Bohouse [Boho Two] • Platform Arts [Boho Three] • Boho Four • Boho Five • Crown House [Boho Six] • Others [tbc] • DigitalCity Stockton • Alms House [Stockton, live-work units similar to Bohouse] • The Hub, Redcar • Investment organizations • Local seed funds [2] • Angels • North East Finance organizations • PR / marketing organizations • HR organizations • NECC • Regional / National influencers [not identified] • RGF • TSB • R&D relief • Games, animation tax breaks There may be more!

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

72212517 IT 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: 3 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Daniel Watson

Organisation name DigitalCity

Address , TS2 1AE

Telephone 01642 248 692

Extension number:

Fax

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How to apply

Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Quotations@Middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC000219 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 24th May 2013. If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Dan Watson at DigitalCity Business [daniel.watson@dcbusiness.eu].