National Infrastructure Commission

National Infrastructure Commission – Young Professionals Panel website platform

13 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 1 large

17 Completed applications

17 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 6 December 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 13 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 20 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Summary of the work
Procurement to create a online interactive platform to summarise the findings of the National Infrastructures Commission's Young Professional's Panel work on 'Generational Shift in Infrastructure.'

There may be an option to extend the contract so that the supplier also hosts the website.
Latest start date
Monday 6 January 2020
Expected contract length
14 Weeks
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
National Infrastructure Commission
Budget range
£30,000

About the work

Why the work is being done
The output requirement of all work undertaken by the NIC YPP is to support the NIC's aims to be "the UK’s most credible, forward-thinking and influential voice on infrastructure policy and strategy". The production of a novel interactive platform will support those aims by:
1) Producing the content of a report with research and opinions from a broad range of industry young professionals in simple non-technical (and non-jargon) language that is accessible to a broad range of audiences;
2) Being an innovative approach towards knowledge dissemination for the NIC; and, and
3) Broadening the voice of the NIC, its audience and engagement – allowing work to be reviewed across society and by all.

The website will need to go live in the w/c 20/04/2020
Problem to be solved
In the current times, individuals suffer from "information overload" – we receive multiple e-mails, links and material to review. Only a very small proportion of that material is read, even by technical experts in their specific field of knowledge. Of key importance therefore to the YPP is engagement to the "new generation", by getting engagement on the topic of infrastructure and allowing a communicative dialogue that effects a new conversation regarding infrastructure and what it means in society.

If the YPP were to produce a written report as a result of its months of research, it would (a) be entirely contrary to the output of that research and the way it should "read" to the public; and (b) would not be read by those the report is – in part – trying to reach.

The YPP exists as a new and complementary voice to the NIC to express views regarding infrastructure and its importance in the UK. Offering a new and different platform on which to voice and express technical concepts ensures a wider public audience and benefit.
Who the users are and what they need to do
As a visitor to the platform I need to explore the findings of the YPP's work,
so that I can understand the findings of their research.
Early market engagement
None
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team
The NIC's Young Professionals Panel is made up of 16 professionals from across the industry to provide a fresh view on the NIC's work.

The YPP have created the content for the interactive platform.
Current phase
Not started

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Supplier to work within own location.
Working arrangements
Team to work offsite
Weekly catch ups with NIC project manager on a weekly basis.
No Expenses included within procurement.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard conditions.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of delivering public facing websites, preferably with the specified target audiences
  • Visual content production experience, preferably with relevance to the scope
  • Copywriting and graphic design capability and use of stock images
  • User centered design experience. Must have experience in delivering at least three similar projects
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
10
Proposal criteria
  • Technical solution
  • Approach and methodology
  • Team structure
  • Value for money
  • Experience in delivering previous projects
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Challenge the status quo
Payment approach
Fixed price
Additional assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Hi. You ask for experience of delivering public facing websites, preferably with the specified target audiences, but don't actually specify the target audience. What are your audiences?
The platform has two key target audiences:
1. millennials and Generation Z who are the least represented in infrastructure debates, and
2. infrastructure professionals /decision makers.

Experience in engaging with both these audiences is preferred.
2. Is there a technology limitation when creating this, i.e. do you have preference based on what is currently being used?
No technological limitation. The website should be displayable on all types of browsing devices.