Web Application Development Contract for University of Bedfordshire

Web Application Development Contract for University of Bedfordshire

An auditable, low-carbon method of managing approximately 300 small-data-volume users.

ICT Escalator Web Application Customer Journey

University Of Bedfordshire

Contract summary


Computer and Related Services

Location of contract


Value of contract (£)


Published date

11 November 2016

Closing date

13 December 2016

Contract start date

16 December 2016

Contract end date

16 December 2019


ICT Escalator is a 3 year ERDF project from the 2014-2020 programmes which is being led by the University of Bedfordshire. The project provides a first connection between SME businesses and Universities to support businesses to trade online. It will operate across the South East Midlands, an area which covers Aylesbury, Banbury, Bedford, Bicester, Daventry, Kettering, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Milton Keynes and Northampton. The objective is to provide 150 businesses across the geography with a short, expert intervention looking at how a business might use online trade as a way to access new markets or offer new products or improve productivity. A second element of the project is the grant element whereby a business may apply for a grant of between £1-15,000 at a 30% intervention rate to deliver the plan laid out in stage 1. Businesses will be supported to deliver new to market and new to business products and services. Additionally 55 new businesses will be helped to start up from scratch. The University of Bedfordshire is the Accountable body and is responsible for the delivery of outputs, project management and financial accounting and compliance with ERDF regulations. Any contract resulting from this enquiry is issued under the University’s terms and conditions including payment terms. System requirements Overall The University needs to have a system in place to track and manage the delivery of the project. This brief is to procure this system. The purpose of the system is to automate as much of the processes as possible, providing an auditable, low-carbon method of managing approximately 300 small-data-volume users. It is unlikely that the system would have to cope with more than 15 concurrent users. The system will be a web based application with role-based restricted access to many areas of the site. Our preference is for an open-source content management system such as Drupal or WordPress operating through a cloud hosted environment. This must be compliant with CESG Cloud principles found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-the-cloud-security-principles/implementing-the-cloud-security-principles

About the buyer


University of Bedfordshire

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Other information


Appendix A

Appendix A ICT Escalator client journey form fields.docx

Web application system document

Web application system brief v1 amended version 11th nov.docx

Appendix B

Appendix B reporting and tracking.docx

Please submit your tender return and any correspondence through the University’s procurement website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/aspx/Home

How to apply

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

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