Glasgow 2014 seeks web agency

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The organising committee (OC) of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has invited tenders from digital agencies to revamp its website.

The organising committee (OC) of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has invited tenders from digital agencies to revamp its website. The existing website was designed to support Glasgow's bid for the Games and is therefore considered out of date with the majority of the content being bid–oriented. The OC is now responsible for delivering the Games and the site requires a relaunch both in terms of design and content to reflect this objective. It is important that the redesign is undertaken within existing brand guidelines. The following are the key objectives of the site which are to be met through the redesign: 1. To be a source of information for all stakeholders about the Games. In this respect it should be 'young' and 'fresh'2. To advertise procurement and job opportunities3. To allow volunteers and other interested parties to register their desire to get involved. Subsequently, e–newsletters will be sent to these people to keep them informed. All agencies wishing to respond to this tender should obtain a Request For Information (RFI) Document from The Observatory International Ltd (www. observatoryltd. com) that will be co–ordinating this tender process. Enquiries should be submitted via email to andyc@observatoryltd. com. The deadline for submission of the RFI is 12 noon (GMT) on Wednesday 14 January 2009 and the site is to be relaunched by 25 March 2009. The 20th Commonwealth Games were secured by Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games General Assembly in Sri Lanka in November 2007. The overall Games budget is £373m, 80% of which is being underwritten by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council (GCC). £75m needs to be raised through sponsorship, ticket sales, merchandising and the sale of broadcast rights. The Glasgow 2014 Board comprises representatives of the Scottish government, Glasgow City Council, the Commonwealth Games Federation and Commonwealth Games Scotland, along with the chairman of Glasgow 2014, Lord Smith, Sir Bill Gammell, Alan Mitchelson and the OC's CEO, John Scott.

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