Multimedia Online Resource Contract

Multimedia Online Resource Contract

We invite tenders from creative media companies to deliver a multi-media online resource to bring this heritage to life. The successful contractor will involve local people, school children and veterans in creating original and inspiring multi-platform content.
Devon County Council
CP769-12 Dunkeswell Interactive Interpretation
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This project is about the Second World War heritage of the Dunkeswell area.

American airmen flying from their base on the high plateau of the Blackdown Hills played a pivotal role in the course of the Second World War. High, flat land close to both the English Channel and the Atlantic gave the Blackdown Hills unique strategic importance. Pilots flying from Dunkeswell, the site of the only American naval airbase in the UK, were able to destroy the previously invincible German U-boats, protecting vital supply lines to Europe and turning the tide of the war in the Atlantic.

Their arrival, along with British and Eastern European pilots based at Culmhead and Upottery, brought huge technological changes to this remote rural area. It also brought together people and cultures which had been very foreign to each other.

We invite tenders from creative media companies to deliver a multi-media online resource to bring this heritage to life. The successful contractor will involve local people, school children and veterans in creating original and inspiring multi-platform content. The resource will be freely and easily available to anyone, but will be aimed primarily at primary schools, residents, visitors.
 
It is anticipated that the project will be based on interactive video technology and will allow audiences to watch in a conventional linear way as well as delve deeper by clicking on topics of interest to reveal further information, archive text, interactive maps and oral accounts.  The resource be published free online and should work on any Windows Mac or PC with moderate broadband and smart phones. An offline variant will also be delivered – suitable for tablets such as the iPad, interactive whiteboards or museum touchscreens.
 
The contractor should be able and willing to offer high quality placements to two volunteers interested in learning about interview technique and how properly to archive oral history captured on video.

This contract should also provide schools resources and offline materials to accompany the online resource.
 
Note: The online solution will need to be integrated with the Blackdown Hills AONB website and hosting arrangements confirmed with Blackdown Hills AONB’s existing web hosts. The contractor is expected to allow sufficient time in schedule for liaison with web hosting company.

Tenders are invited on the basis that the contract is subject to funds being awarded to the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership by the Heritage Lottery Fund. If the application to HLF is unsuccessful the project will not go ahead and no contract will be awarded.  Therefore DCC will not be liable for any costs incurred by bidders; this will be entirely at your own risk.
 
 
 

Contact:
Mrs Tracey White
Email Address:
tracey.white@devon.gov.uk
Telephone:
01392 384661
Fax:
01392 384636
Address:
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4QD
United Kingdom
Key Dates
31/07/2012
25/03/2013
09/05/2012 12:00
27/06/2012 12:00
Other Information
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