We are inviting submissions of fixed price quotation (excluding VAT) for the requirements set out below by 07/08/20.

About Low Pressure Ltd
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling surf travel guide books built up during 30 years of research in partnership with a global network of local contributors. They are a beautifully presented combination of atlas; guide book; travel planner and photographic journal. They cover all corners of the globe and are always near the top of the surf books best seller lists, having been cited, used and reviewed in just about every surf magazine and website in the world.

The Problem
The reference book market is shrinking in size as web-based content takes it’s place. As a consequence sales of The Stormrider Guides are in decline and competition from web-based offerings is growing as printed material simply cannot compete with the incredibly intuitive functionality of the internet and how it can interact with data to enable a surfer to quickly and easily research potential surf trip destinations and find the right surf spot to visit at any time on any given day. Our existing database is the most insightful and extensive resource for surf travel and surf spots in the world. A small subset of the data is available via our existing Surf Travel Planner – this now fails to offer sufficient search features and suffers from outdated architecture.

The Scope
Port our existing publishing business to a searchable web-app. Revenue will be generated via an online subscription model and affiliate programmes.

The Stormrider Web App will allow the ability to search, filter and customise this data, combining it with interactive surf spot maps and linking it to detailed descriptions, curated surf videos, stories, photographs and cultural information for each destination. Alignment with strategic surf industry services, retail and data partners will provide added features such as integrated surf travel forecasts, discounted surf holidays and surfing equipment. Stormrider data will also be supplied to third party websites (via an API) for cross-promotional purposes.

The Quote Award Criteria
Knowledge or previous experience of surfing, surf travel and/or the surfing industry would be a benefit. Responses will be assessed as follows:

    • Value for Money – 35%
    • Experience – 30% – must be able to demonstrate established expertise and a track record as a developer
    • Quality – 20% – Previous similar examples of client consultancy delivered, any illustrative case studies and any commercial references to support.
    • Credibility/Reputation – 15% provide examples of certifications, qualifications, memberships, professional recognition

Full project details on request from: 


  • discovery session
  • design and prototyping 
  • development 
  • testing and iteration
  • integrated E-commerce for:
    • subscription service
    • direct book sales
    • links to third party vendors (discount scheme)

Invitation to Quote Returns

Latest date: 07/08/20
Latest time: 17:00

Please show the total cost of the service/supply plus any additional charges that will be incurred. No costs other than those shown in the quotation will apply. Your quotation must be valid for 90 days. To comply with EU funding regulations you must state that you are responding to the Request for Quotes on the Low Pressure Ltd website.

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