Web Publication of the English Heritage Architectural Red Box Collection

Web Publication of the English Heritage Architectural Red Box Collection

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an organisation to collaborate with us to web publish one of our most important historic photographic collections, the Architectural Red Box Collection.

Reference number: EH/RB01

Deadline date: 15/02/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of an Expression of Interest

Contract value: £0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Swindon The English Heritage Archive is located in Swindon but it is not intended that the specified work is carried out at this location. The successful organisation would be responsible for carrying out the work in their own premises.

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: English Heritage

 

Description of the contract

English Heritage curates an extraordinary public archive, which comprises around 12 million items relating to England’s historic environment. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an organisation to collaborate with us to web publish one of our most important historic photographic collections, the Architectural Red Box Collection. This fantastic collection contains c 525,000 photographs from across England dating from 1845 onwards. Not only will this collaboration provide access to thousands of fascinating historic images, it may also extend to a prestigious association with English Heritage, permitting limited use of the widely recognised English Heritage brand. English Heritage is digitising the whole collection and is looking for an organisation to carry out the next steps; • Transcription and capture of the handwritten information about the images, to allow accurate searching and retrieval • Preparation of the images including cropping, re-sizing and inclusion of IPTC metatdata in the images • Web publication of the images on the organisation’s website, giving easy, effective and quick searching to a wide audience.

 

Classification of the contract

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

72416000 Application service providers

72310000 Data-processing services

72312100 Data preparation services

72420000 Internet development services

72300000 Data services

72313000 Data capture 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: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Charlotte Hill

Address The Engine House, Firefly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EH

Telephone 01793 414785

Extension number:

Fax

Email charlotte.hill@english-heritage.org.uk

How to apply

Please refer to the attached Specification for information about this project and how to submit an Expression of Interest. Expressions of Interest should be emailed in PDF format to charlotte.hill@english-heritage.org.uk by 12noon on Wednesday 15th February.