Supply Content Management Solution

Supply Content Management Solution

The principal aim for this project is to develop and deliver a robust backend system for the Antenna future gallery exhibits.

Science Museum: Antenna digital exhibit re-build

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Deadline date:24/10/2012

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Inner London South Kensington, 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 principal aim for this project is to develop and deliver a robust backend system for the Antenna future gallery exhibits. This solution should de-couple content delivery from web services, create a fully functioning, validated content management system and cache content onto local machines for delivery. At this moment we do not want to change the website frontend, so any recommendation would need to ensure this remains the same with new and updated content continuing to show (unless we can complete changes within the budget)

Solutions can vary from a complete rebuild of the backend (from CMS to Flash frontend), to a re-working of the CMS so that the system becomes robust but the data structure is not effected. To re-iterate what is critical is:

1. Validation at the CMS level and through the Frontend

2. A more user-friendly CMS

3. Human readable XML

4. A system which fully caches content on local machines with the exhibit viewing it from here

This project has been funded now because it is our intention to tour the exhibition, internationally. For this to happen, we have to ensure the stability of the digital elements.

(MT Ref:93857)

Classification of the contract

48612000 Database-management system

72700000 Computer network services

72212000 Programming services of application software


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: 03/12/2012 – 31/07/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Charlotte Stone

Organisation name Science Museum Group

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

Telephone +44 2079424000

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How to apply

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