The Wiener Holocaust Library invites tenders to produce at least seventeen digital maps to be used by the Library and on its educational website, The Holocaust Explained. We want to create a new set of visually appealing maps that represent some of the most important aspects of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The Wiener Holocaust Library will undertake the historical research that will form the content of the maps and we are seeking a digital cartographer who can produce clear, accessible and attractively designed historical maps based on this information.  

Deadline for tender submissions: 3 November 2023  

Rationale  

The Wiener Holocaust Library would like to enhance our educational website by commissioning visually engaging custom-designed maps. It is intended that these maps will complement the current content on the site.  They will appear alongside relevant articles and their current accompanying primary sources from the Library’s archive to further enrich users’ understanding of particular topics. The maps will also be used to enhance our wider Holocaust education work with schools via virtual and in-person workshops. 

The Library is embarking on this project as we feel that maps are a vital visual tool in helping students to improve their understanding the Holocaust. Representations of the development of the Holocaust through maps deepens awareness of its geographic scope and impact. The Holocaust was a European-wide event, which is not always understood. It affected communities right across Europe. The locations of sites of the Holocaust is poorly understood by many students.  

Required deliverables:  

  • The creation of seventeen digital maps, based upon material supplied by The Wiener Holocaust Library; and: 
  • A design brief  
  • Agree designs based on sample designs  
  • Build maps that are accessible in various formats (laptops; desktops; mobiles etc)  
  • Embed maps in The Holocaust Explained website  
  • Testing  
  • Launch  

Tenders should consider compliance with Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).  

Timeline  

We will shortlist the three companies that produce the best bids shortly after the deadline for tender submissions. We intend the project to commence in November 2023, and for the maps to be completed and launched by summer 2024.  

Budget  

The Library does not have a fixed budget for this project, but those submitting tenders should note that the Library, as a charity, has limited funds as well as a fiduciary responsibility to obtain best value in relation in this work. 

Guidelines for submission  

Tenders should include:  

  • A document detailing your approach to the project and outlining any potential risks and mitigations that will be taken to offset these risks, including consideration of any copyright issues that may arise   
  • A project plan including the dates of key deliverables  
  • A full breakdown of costs  
  • A short CV for the project leader  
  • At least one case study of similar work that your company has undertaken and project references that the Library could contact.  

Download the full Invitation to Tender here.

For further information contact Dr Barbara Warnock, [email protected]  

Tenders should be emailed to Dr Warnock by 5pm on 3 November 2023.