Digital Company or an individual sought for Bramcote Old Tower Community Project

December 14, 2020

Bramcote Old Church Tower Community Project

Introduction

The Bramcote Old Church Tower community project is a NLHF project which began in October 2017 and will be completed by December 2021. The project has enabled urgent restoration work on the historic church tower , built a fantastic pod providing for increased facilities and undertaken lots of events and activities on and off site.  We now wish to focus on engaging new audiences and create a vibrant digital resource to compliment site visits and substitute for our more public events and gatherings.

Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust is seeking to appoint a Digital Company or an individual with skills required to further develop our digital aspects including a virtual tour.  We want to ensure that Bramcote Old Church Tower reaches new diverse audiences, has a more accessible and inclusive nature to its interpretation and supports the volunteers in delivering these new and exciting ideas. These digital aspects will need to be developed and delivered in line with the agreed topics of the National Lottery Heritage Fund project, including consultation with the community, as well as being sustainable and manageable post project.

The contract will start in late January/ early February 2021 and be completed by June 2021.

The budget for this work is a maximum of £8,400 (plus VAT, if appropriate) over this period. This budget includes the company’s time and the resources required for making the 3D virtual tour and the design of the traditional formatting of leaflets, tours, presentations etc.

The Opportunity:

We are looking to develop content that uses digital technology to reach new and more diverse audiences and is suitable for the volunteer team to maintain and develop post project. We would like to include:

  • A 3D virtual tour of the site which brings to life what the church would have looked like from the medieval period until it was demolished in the 19th
  • Suggest and develop further uses for a digital recording we have had made of our alabaster grave makers, to make it more accessible and interactive.
  • Digital tours of the site which would be suitable for various types of audiences i.e. adults, children, for people that use different forms of communication. Working with various consultants, volunteers and focus groups to ensure suitable content and delivery.
  • Presentations (using PowerPoint or similar) based on the history of the site and the current National Lottery Heritage Fund project that can be used for onsite, outreach and digital talks, that will be suitable for various types of audiences as outlined above.
  • Leaflets and trails both digital and hard copies, about specific historical information about the Tower.
  • Training for the team on how to develop their ideas using digital technologies and the methodology for reaching new audienc
  • Brief analysis of the digital impact – benchmarking, analytics etc, which will contribute to the final evaluation report of the project put together by our Evaluation Consultant.

 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in delivering high quality, imaginative and dynamic digital opportunities for small businesses, heritage sites or charities
  • Experience of creating 3D virtual reconstruction films of sites.
  • Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to take the lead.
  • Can work, creatively and constructively within a voluntary team while understanding the management, motivation and sensitivities of a volunteer force.

Tendering process

To tender please submit a response to the brief, providing the following:

  • How you would deliver the Brief (Limited to 2 A4 sides), including a methodology and then a breakdown of delivery with associated costs
  • A detailed CV
  • Further details of your expertise and experience relevant to this project (Limited to 2 A4 sides)
  • The extent of any professional insurance or indemnity cover
  • At least two referees

For any queries and questions please contact: Ruth Buttery, Heritage and Community Officer, communityatboctt@gmail.com or 07896873783

Tenders should be sent to: Ruth Buttery, Heritage and Community Officer

Email: communityatboctt@gmail.com

Deadline: 22nd January 2021

We will aim to have virtual/in person interviews in January 2021. Contracts to start towards the end of January 2021/early February 2021.

Successful tenderers will be selected based on:

  • Relevant skills and experience
  • Understanding of the brief
  • Quality of approach
  • Interview

Please note we are also tendering out for a Marketing Consultant and we will consider those who wish to apply for both contracts.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to receiving your tender.

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