Digital Design System Development Contract

Digital Design System Development Contract

The University has identified the need to replace its Content Management System, search solution and redevelop its external website.

Contract summary


  • World wide web (www) site design services – 72413000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

12 June 2019

Closing date

28 June 2019

Contract start date

29 July 2019

Contract end date

28 February 2020

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The University has identified the need to replace its Content Management System (CMS), search solution and redevelop its external website. The project goal is to establish sustainable methods of creating Digital Services for the University’s external website and other communications channels. We need to be able to maintain and develop our online services and be resilient to mitigate changes in internal or external personnel.

This part of the project is to design and co-create the components and patterns within a new LTU Digital Design System based on existing styles from the LTU Corporate and Brand Guideline and any emergent layouts, grids, naming conventions and colour palette evolutions which come out of initial discussions and project activities.

We expect the chosen partner to be involved with the design and co-creation of the Digital Design System Components and Patterns and associated documentation and user-guides.

As part of this we expect the chosen partner to work with the LTU Digital Team to create methodologies and standards to enable the internal team to utilise and further evolve its Digital Design System.

Our LTU Digital Design System will be made up of a series of styles (colours, fonts, images), components (e.g. button, accordion, radios, checkbox etc) and patterns (design solutions for specific user-focussed tasks and page elements).

There will also be an underpinning Digital Governance Framework comprising policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, documentation and user-guides to ensure the consistent and compliant use of the Digital Design System across all relevant digital channels.

This approach is based on the GOV.UK Design System:


About the buyer

Contact name

Mark Hayter


Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth


01132837100 ext 471



Other information


The procurement will be conducted exclusively via the university’s e-tendering website, where all documentation can be found and downloaded:

Leeds Trinity University

The invitation to tender opens at 1800h on 11th June 2019

The tender submission deadline is 1600h Friday 28/06/2019

Accessing a Tender Opportunity via the university’s e-tendering website:

Once you have created a supplier profile, to respond to an opportunity, click ‘Response Manager’ or ‘View Invites’ and Responses. You will then be presented with a list of all opportunities your organisation has previously worked on and be given the
option of viewing current invites or entering the access code to begin responding to a new opportunity

The Access Code is CX3MR4F3YV


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.