Procurement of “Ruby on Rails Web Development”

November 18 2019

Tender Notice



Outset Cornwall 4 Ruby on Rails Web Development

Contracting Authority


Person to contact

Kate Perkin –


Outset Cornwall 4 is a European Regional Development Fund project to deliver a range of start up support services to individuals living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIoS). We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and the providers of other business support services.

Outset Cornwall has previously been successfully delivered for almost ten years in the region and has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under the programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved. Outset Cornwall, as part of our wider Outset services, has delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies.


We now wish to procure a Ruby on Rails web developer to provide support and updates for our e-learning platform. Our existing platform that has been in use for many years but in order to provide continued support for our clients, we are constantly looking for ways to update and improve the customer experience, whilst also ensuring it is up to date and deal with any problems that get reported.

The e-learning platform has a bespoke content management system that includes the following functionality

Is this something you might be interested in, we can provide further documentation, but in the first instance if you could let us have details of your hourly or daily rate (together with an indication of how many hours that would include), previous experience, your location and current availability.

We would be looking for one day a week and the contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at YTKO’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms.


The maximum budget for year 1 is is £14,400.


If you have any questions about this contract, please email The deadline for any questions will be 5pm 22/11/19.

The deadline for electronic quote submission is 5pm 29/11/19 to

The successful tender will be based on an number of factors including, previous experience of using Ruby on Rails web development to create an e-learning environment, location (time zone), availability as well as price.

Contract award decision by 06/12/19

We envisage that delivery of the contract will commence in December 2019.

We welcome bids from organisations, consortia, individuals. In all cases, those with whom the contract is signed will be responsible for the quality, delivery and performance of the contract.