UKRI are seeking a suitable supplier to undertake the redesign and development of the British Geological Survey website.
The BGS operates in an increasingly challenging funding environment and we strive to maintain our position as a globally recognised authority on applied geoscience issues. The quality and importance of the organisation’s work is proven, but it is essential that we continue to evolve how we communicate our work, achievements and knowledge to meet the demands of an increasingly tech-savvy and content-hungry global audience. Central to achieving this will be a strong communications strategy that takes into account all of the channels and resources that we have at our disposal to amplify our work, mission and brand – and importantly, engage meaningfully with our key audiences.
A critical element of the redesign will be our approach to digital communication, and as a result, we have commissioned a project that will seek to replace an aging website. The project is a full-stack re-imagination of our brand’s outward digital experience, and will be central to continuing to represent the organisation as a leader within our sector for many years to come.
Information provided by our web analytics shows that there were on average over 300,000 unique visitors per month to the BGS website during 2017. This high base traffic rate is an enormous opportunity to engage an interested audience. With a simplified information architecture, engaging imagery and media, the BGS mission and our projects should be thoroughly and clearly communicated to the organisation’s key audiences.
It should be understood that the project is not exclusively a design project. With considerable technical, content and user experience elements, we are looking to commission an agency to create a range of creative, technical and content solutions that deliver a positive, measurable effect on the organisation’s current and future business objectives and a meaningful engagement with digital audiences.
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This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.