Wednesday, 28 August 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Website Strategy, Design, Development, and hosting of the New Ontario Volleyball Association website

Website Strategy, Design, Development, and hosting of the New Ontario Volleyball Association website.


Established in 1929, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is the official governing body for the sport of volleyball in the province of Ontario. The OVA is involved in every facet of the sport and offers a broad range of programs for both indoor and beach volleyball. The organization strives to provide all Ontario residents with fair and equal access to participation and personal growth through recreational, competitive, elite, instructional, administrative, coaching and officiating programs.

OVA programs and volunteer activities are funded and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, membership fees, user fees, corporate partners, municipalities and through fund raising activities.
The OVA website is the main hub of communication exchange between the Association and its stakeholders. Athletes, coaches, parents, media, school leaders, partners, sponsors, etc., access the OVA website on a daily basis to obtain information on programs, special events, and to access news stories and purchase OVA equipment and resources, find results, etc.

The OVA is launching a project to create a new website that is professionally designed and developed to be user-friendly and easy to navigate. We are looking for expertise in the development of a website strategy, site design and structure, and the implementation of a content management system (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) system.

In the past, the OVA has considered areas of operations, such as website, CRM (customer relationship management), registration system, tournament results, etc., as siloed, standalone areas. As a result of the multiple, non-integrated systems, the OVA currently requires additional effort by its resources (internal and external) to serve OVA members (players, coaches, parents, etc.) and meet its objective of promoting and growing the sport in Ontario. However, the OVA is shifting the Organization’s thought process about areas of operations from a siloed to integrated delivery model. It is the hopes of the Association that integrated solutions will result in efficiency improvements and improved program delivery.

One of them main objectives of the website redesign is to have the Bidder address integration issues in their RFP submission, and tell the Association how they will integrate an information technology solution across all OVA technology and program platforms, which will ensure that the website development reflects priorities as identified in the Association’s strategic plan.

Not only is it our objective to bring the OVA’s website up to current standards and integrate platforms, but to also use the new website as the number one vehicle to deliver and receive a wide variety of content to a diverse group of stakeholders, including:

Ontario Volleyball Association regions (Six Regions – Northwestern Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, Central West Ontario, Central East Ontario, Southwestern Ontario) and their 90+ Community Clubs, and 12,000+ registered Club and League Players
Elementary and High School Players
Elite Players
Administration and Staff
12,000+ registered Coaches, Referees, and Volunteers
Parents of Players
Sponsors and Partners

The new website must be easy to navigate to enable site visitors to find information without difficulty, including:
Game results and statistics of tournament games
Releases and policy documents
Rules and regulations
Coaching information
Notices and newsletters
Integrated YouTube videos

Registration for membership, courses, clinics, and tournaments

National Registration System (NRS -
OVA E-commerce store (
OVA News blog (run through WordPress – (
OVA E-bulletin sign up (through Constant Contact)
Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball League website (
Ontario Championships website (
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Email integration and webmail access and redirects for staff, Committee Members and Board of Directors
Google Analytics

The current design for the OVA web site was developed and put in place in 2005. As web technologies and the OVA’s needs have developed, the current site has become inflexible for users’ needs and navigation has been identified as needing improvement through a survey completed by a Communications Consultant, Dina Bell-Laroche.

Currently, the OVA staff are responsible for updating 95% of the site content on a regular basis. However, the OVA has a decentralized model for website maintenance. The OVA staff are responsible for updating content on their own page areas, with a small central team – normally two – maintaining site-wide pages such as the home page, OVA’s news pages, and secondary navigation pages. The new website must use a robust yet flexible CMS application in order for these staff to manage varied types of content. Note: the OVA current CMS system is Joomla Open Source CMS, however, the Association’s staff are not opposed to moving to a new CMS system if required.

The current OVA website ( is hosted through Firesnacks Web Solutions. The domain name was registered, by Firesnacks Web Solutions, on behalf of the OVA. Firesnacks Web Solutions also provides email hosting services for all email accounts, including redirects to other email addresses and forwarding from one domain to another.

The current OVA website has many integrated platforms that will need to be transferred over to the new website:

Website User Interface Design:

Clean, professional, modern, clutter-free page design
Effective page layouts for a variety of content types
Good use of whitespace
Consistent web font style and font size
Site colour palette in line with the Ontario Volleyball brand
Site background that doesn’t detract site usability
Minimize distractions and animated graphics

Website Navigation:
Flat navigation structure
Avoid excessive layering of fly-out menus
Avoid horizontal scrolling
Consistent use of breadcrumb navigation
Home page used to provide quick site overview
Clear page headings
Interactive features for our membership
Browser Compatibility (at minimum):

Internet Explorer 8.0
Firefox 3.6
Chrome 8.0
Safari 5.1.1

Optimized for mobile devices

Operating System Compatibility (at minimum):
Windows 7
Windows XP

Screen Resolution:
Resolution at 1024 x 768
Site URL:
Create Ontario Volleyball favicon
Point to

Printable version of pages

National Registration (NRS) system integration – hosted through iFathom/a National Registration System database used by Provincial and Territorial Volleyball Associations across Canada
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Integration - Membership database and for Complaints management
Multiple website integration for OVA Ontario Championships, Ashbridges Bay Adult Leagues and stand alone OVA main website
Social media integration (Facebook, Twitter, online blog, YouTube, OVA Between the Lines bi-weekly E-bulltetin through Constant Contact, etc)
E-commerce solution integration for possibly selling merchandise through an OVA online store and possible Membership registration/renewal through
Integrated online photo album
Accounting system integration for reporting, budgeting and receipts and expenditures
Avoid pop-ups
Redirect external links to a new window or browser tab (I.e. sponsor pages)
Full site search capability
Site map
Forms (i.e. feedback form)
Rotating ads or banners
Quiz, surveys and voting mechanisms
Ability to sign up for the OVA Constant Contact newsletter
Private login ability on the user end

Implement analytics for site use tracking
Validate HTML and CSS

Content Management
Robust, flexible CMS tool
WYSIWYG editing capability
Content modules, i.e., News, Blog, Event Calendar, Photo Gallery, etc.
Style guide for content editors
Integration capabilities, e.g., with Excel, Access, NRS, WordPress blogs, etc.

Other Functions to Take Into Consideration:
The OVA would like to find a way to track Athlete, Coach and Officials Development as well as look into the possibility of booking tournament facility bookings, as well as tournament scheduling and tracking for rankings. Potential data tracking through a CRM system would be:

Athlete Development
Tracking growth and development
Identify potential Team Ontario or Team Canada members
Identify positional development (i.e. middles, setters, etc.)
Coaching Development
Course offerings
Certification levels
Tournament hosting facilities
Tournament scheduling
Distribution of hosting
Scheduling based on results, facilities available
Tournament results
Tracking for rankings
Tracking for development

As defining the scope and detailed requirements are processes still to be completed, we’re aware that definitive pricing and timing for this project is not a reasonable request at this time. We do ask, however, that you provide an estimated price range and approximate timeframe for consideration for each of the items outlined in the required budget submissions on page 8 (Guidelines for Proposal section).
Please note: the migration of content (text, photos, etc.) from the current site to the new site can be done by Ontario Volleyball staff. However, the coordination of training and launch plans will need to include the site migration timeline as a constraint.
It is the intention of the OVA to have the new website launched by September 1, 2013.

A written confirmation of the Vendor’s intent to respond to this RFP is required by July 20, 2012August 3, 2012. All proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on August 31, 2012. Any proposal received at the designated location after the required time and date specified for receipt shall be considered late and non-responsive. Any late proposals will not be evaluated for award.

This RFP is being sent out via the OVA website, through Charity Village and to pre-selected vendors in a open bidding process. The RFP schedule will proceed as follows:

1. RFP release date - July 20, 2012
2. Submission letter of intention - August 3, 2012
3. Submission of questions on RFP - August 10, 2012
4. Answers to bidders questions released to all candidates - August 17, 2012
5. Proposals due - August 31, 2012
6. Shortlist Finalist interviews - Week of September 10-14, 2012
7. Estimated Proposal award date - September 21, 2012
8. Initial meetings - October 1-5, 2012
9. Quarantine begins (no new concepts/functionality added) - June 1, 2013
10. Beta site - July 2013
11. Proposed site launch – September 1, 2013

The deadline for receipt of proposals is: August 31, 2012. Proposals are to be submitted via e-mail in Microsoft Word or PDF format to

1. Executive Summary

2. Technical Volume & Expertise - We’re looking to understand your approach to all aspects of website provision and support. Although you may not offer all of the products or services outlined below, please let us know to what extent you do.

i. Online Strategy - Please let us know how you would help facilitate the definition of our online strategy.
ii. Website Development Process - Please let us know about your services, expertise and process (including major milestones) for the following:

CMS Training

iii.Address integration matters for social media, National Registration System (NRS), accounting system (Simply Accounting), E-commerce solutions for OVA online store, multiple OVA websites (Ontario Championships and Ashbridges Bay Adult League)
iv. Address usability standards and testing
v. Address any important technology information and specifications used in your solution (languages, platform, etc.)
vi. Content Management System - Please describe the tools you would use and how our needs would be met by the CMS you recommend for us.
vii. Customer relationship management – Please describe the tools you would use and how our needs would be met be the CRM you recommend for us.
viii. Potential Registration and Data Tracking System – Please describe a system you would use to track athlete/coach/officials development and potentially use for tournament hosting awards and tournament tracking for season rankings.
ix. Address what tools you will use to create a mobile website optimized for smartphones
x. Address email hosting applications for the OVA
xi. Ongoing Support & Maintenance - Please list the services that you provide including:

Fixes & Enhancements
Additional Training

xii. Project evaluation

3. Management Volume
i. Organizational structure: communication process; including lines of reporting and any special tools used.
ii. Schedule of deliverables; include major milestones and testing proposal.

4. Budget
i. Break down cost by production hours, tools and functionalities
ii. Maintenance and support: ID any costs that should be assumed as part of the site and ongoing costs for maintenance and support we need in the future.
iii. License fees: ID the costs we will need to pay to develop or host the site.
iv. Hosting: ID whether we must or are highly encouraged to host with your company. If hosting is provided as an option or requirement, provide pricing options.
v. Training and Style Guide: ID costs to train our staff to use site tools and provide a style guide.
vi. Other charge areas: Please ID whether there will be other expenses, consulting fees, future work, etc. to complete this project5.

5. Attachments
i. Qualifications and Experience: relevant case histories with information on accessing online demos or examples
ii. Example sites - Please provide up to three (3) sample sites including a listing of which parts of the work (strategy, CMS, requirements, design, development, testing, training, launch, support, and maintenance) were provided/completed by your firm. Please note: we will not be contacting these companies for references.
iii. Biographies of all who will work on account
iv. Professional references will be requested for short-listed vendors.


Award of the contract resulting from this RFP will be based upon the most responsive Vendor whose offer will be the most advantageous to the OVA in terms of cost, deliverables, experience in providing similar services and any other factors as may be specified elsewhere in this RFP.
The OVA reserves the right to:
Reject any or all offers and discontinue this RFP process without obligation or liability to any potential Vendor
Reserves the right to accept or reject all or parts of any proposal received and to waive any informality or technicality in any proposal received
Ontario Volleyball also reserves the right to determine the selection process
Accept other than the lowest priced offer
Award a contract on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions or requests for best and final offers, and
The Vendor will confine its submission to those matters sufficient to define its proposal and to provide an adequate basis for the OVA’s evaluation of the Vendor’s proposal
Vendor’s proposal in response to this RFP will be incorporated into the final agreement between the OVA and the selected Vendor.


The Project Selection Committee will review all proposals and contact the shortlisted candidates to set up meetings for the week of September 10-14, 2012. Evaluation of the proposals will be based on the following criteria:

Completeness and quality of the proposal in addressing the Scope of the Work and required content
Feasibility of the proposed methodology, process, and timelines
Overall qualifications and relevant experience
Cost and value of the services provided

Resources and capabilities.
Those proposals that most closely meet the criteria will be selected for an interview with the selection committee. References may be checked, as part of the screening process, for selecting those to be interviewed or following the interview.

Payment for all goods and services supplied will be made on the submission of appropriate invoices. The payment schedule and invoicing arrangement will be agreed upon with the successful applicant following selection.

For more information about this RFP or further details about the project, please contact Alishia Lidums, Program Director, Ontario Volleyball Association at

To view the entire website RFP document, please visit the OVA website at


Maryland Clean Energy Center Request for Proposal: Website Development Published August 5, 2013


The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) was created in 2008 to encourage the transformation of the energy economy with programs that catalyze the growth of business, increase related “green collar” jobs, and make clean energy technologies, products and services affordable, accessible, and easy to implement for Maryland residents.

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is interested in consolidating its websites (,,, and into a fresh, current, and streamlined single site powered by upgraded/updated technology.

Each of the aforementioned sites was developed in response to specific MCEC program growth over time. Each asset was designed and produced by independent vendors with differing approaches to design, branding, SEO and content management. They also do not make effective use of current technologies, search engine optimization techniques, or marketing strategies.

MCEC is seeking proposals for the design and development of a new website that consolidates these various sites into one master site that addresses our challenges and meets our ongoing needs.

The MCEC website ( serves three primary audiences: Government, Business and Consumers. A revised content architecture has been developed to better reflect and serve these end users.

MCEC is seeking a partner to help us translate this into a revamped website.

A written confirmation of the Vendor’s intent to respond to this RFP is required by 8/23/2013. All proposals are due by 5pm on 09/13/2013. Any proposal received at the designated location after the required time and date specified for receipt shall be considered late and non-responsive. Any late proposals will not be evaluated for award.




Due at noon on September 3rd, 2013
REDF - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California - is accepting proposals to design and develop a unique web-based platform focused on knowledge sharing and field building: complete with customized tools, features and functionalities.

Some initial work has already been completed for the development of this product. User interface designs have been developed and are included in this RFP (see “Designs” section). In addition, the information architecture and scope of content for the site as well as the desired tools, features and functionalities are largely known and also included (see “Scope” section).
The primary objective of this web-based platform is to foster the development and exchange of knowledge about the field of employment social enterprise. It will be the go-to source for current and emerging best practices resulting in improved performance and increased impact across the sector. The site will achieve this goal by focusing on the existing ecosystem consisting of:
  • Practitioners
  • Funders
  • Business
  • Government
About REDF

Founded in 1997 by George R. Roberts (KKR), REDF creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work – like at risk youth, people who have been homeless or incarcerated, and people with severe mental health disabilities. REDF does this by providing funding and expertise to nonprofits that are launching and growing employment social enterprises – mission-based businesses with a ‘double bottom line’ that help people and make money. REDF’s approach has resulted in thousands of people in California getting jobs.

Request For Proposals Details: 2013 Branding and Web-design Project

Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association
Request For Proposals 2013 Branding and Web-design Project

The Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association is requesting proposals for their 2013 Lacombe Regional Tourism Branding and Web-design Project. This is a 2-part project, where bids can be submitted for one or both parts of the project. This process will include large amounts of collaboration with Lacombe Regional Tourism’s members, community and funding partners, regional industry leaders and more. This is a concept to completion project. The purpose of this RFP is to provide a fair evaluation for all candidates, and to provide the candidates with the evaluation criteria against which they will be judged.

Proposal Guidelines and Requirements
This is an open and competitive process.

Proposals must be received before 12:00pm/ noon Mountain Time on Thursday September 19, 2013 to be considered.

The proposal must contain the signature of a duly authorized officer or agent of the company submitting the proposal.

The price you quote should be inclusive. If your price excludes certain fees or charges, you must provide a detailed list of excluded fees with a complete explanation of the nature of those fees.

If the execution of work to be performed by your company requires the hiring of subcontractors you must clearly state this in your proposal. Subcontractors must be identified and the work they will perform be defined.

Part 1 - Branding
Please show us your intent by submitting a proposal with a budget price detailing the cost and process for creating a brand for Lacombe Regional Tourism. Also feel free to include any other relevant information.

Proposals should highlight the following:
  1. 1.Project Work plan and timeline
  2. 2.Conducting Research (Gathering and Analysing Data)
  3. 3.Creation of a brand position
  4. 4.Creation of a brand promise
  5. 5.Creation and Development of Tourism Products through the Brand
  6. 6.Creation of a final logo and tag-line
  7. 7.Creation of brand standards
  8. 8.Creation of marketing materials including but not limited to letterhead, advertisement templates, website template, 2014 visitor guide cover, forms etc.
Part 2 – Website Re-design
Please show us your intent by submitting a proposal with a budget price detailing the cost and process to design and develop a new website for Lacombe Regional Tourism. The existing websites were originally designed and produced around 2008 (see and The current sites are hosted externally, with content being maintained using in-house resources.

Lacombe Regional Tourism currently has a web presence that is outdated in appearance, structure, functionality and in the presentation of content. An opportunity exists to re-engineer the site to better reflect the brand of LRT and incorporate the latest web technologies. Upon completion of the development of the site, LRT will assume full responsibility for the website content, maintenance and administration. All content, coding and graphics will become the sole property of Lacombe Regional Tourism.

Create a flexible, informative, up-to-date tourism website that is easy to maintain and is viewable by desktop and mobile devices. In addition to designing a user-friendly site with an intuitive interface, you must also incorporate a web-based, database-driven content management system that allows key personnel to easily update content without directly accessing source code. Our current site uses Joomla 1.5.26. Any content management system chosen must have the ability to produce blogs, surveys and forms, with a directory to easily navigate the site. For pages that are not yet in existence, the preference is to have user-selectable, predefined templates to chose from that dictate the layout and the colour scheme. Any areas where a log in is required must be authenticated using active directory. If you would like to discuss detailed information contact Marie Peron via telephone (403 755-6935), regular mail (#100, 5005 – 50th(Barnett) Avenue, Lacombe AB, T4L 2L1), or email ( prior to submitting your proposal.

LRT will continue to use their current hosting service so this should not be included in the proposal.

Proposals should highlight the following:
  1. 9.Project Work plan and timeline
  2. 10.Writing services
  3. 11.Licence to web fonts
  4. 12.Access to royalty-free images
Contract Terms
Lacombe Regional Tourism will negotiate contract terms upon selection, and a project will be awarded upon signing of an agreement or contract, which outlines terms, scope, budget and other necessary items.

Qualifications for Branding and Web-design Project

List five of the most recent and/or relevant brands that your firm has produced that reflects your work and relevancy to this project. List the role your firm played in each project.

List five websites your firm has produced that reflects your work and relevancy to this project. List the role your firm played in each project. Please submit the URLs for these sites, and only currently live sites should be included.

Describe your experience producing sites for tourism organizations or regional destinations.

Provide reference information for three former or current clients.

Briefly outline your firm’s organizational capacity to produce the Lacombe Regional Tourism new Brand and Website (such as staff, equipment, software, physical space, office location, etc).

Provide company profile, length of time in business and core competencies.

Briefly describe the staff that will be assigned to the project and their expertise such as brand and product development, web staff, communications person, writer, etc.

Please be advised that all content and materials produced will be the sole property of Lacombe Regional Tourism & Marketing Association.

Please respond in writing with all relevant details, to express interest in this project. All proposals are to be submitted and confirmed by 12:00pm/ noon Mountain Time on Thursday September 19, 2013 to be considered.

RFP’s can be sent to:

Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association
#100, 5005 – 50th Avenue
Lacombe, AB
T4L 2L1
Attention: Marie Péron, Executive Director

Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

If you have any further questions regarding the project please do not hesitate to contact me at 403-755-6935


Marie Péron
Executive Director
Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Rockland Business Women’s Network ( Website Redesign - Request for Proposals

Rockland Business Women’s Network ( Website Redesign Request for Proposals

Project Summary

RBWN currently has a website, designed and built in 2007, at We
are in need of a new site that incorporates new architecture, design, a responsive design
viewable on all devices, with a password protected member section and password
protected admin section where all organizational information and member database is

Organization Information

About RBWN (Rockland Business Women’s Network) RBWN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to women empowering women through networking and education. The RBWN originated in 1979.

The Rockland Business Women’s Network (RBWN) supports and empowers women by providing networking and educational opportunities. This non-profit organization focuses on leadership and professional development, building personal and professional relationships, and community support through scholarships and training. RBWN is dedicated to women helping women.


Types of Visitors

We are targeting the following types of visitors to our website:

• Current RBWN members
• Prospective members
• Similar organizations in the Tri-State area

Generally speaking, visitors to our site are not the most technically savvy users (i.e.,
nonprofit and foundation staff members, government officials, etc), so we want to make
sure we’re not overwhelming people with technical “bells and whistles.”

Site Statistics

We are using Google Analytics to track all of our sites information. We hope to increase
our visibility and visitors with our new site. Detailed data can be provided upon request.
We haven't yet defined all our metrics for success for this project, but we hope to do this
in collaboration with our vendor.

Site Structure and Content

Our existing site has some content that we would like to reuse, provided it's still useful
after the redesign process.

The organization of information will need to be restructured in order to make it easy to use for all target audiences. We are open to categorizing information in whatever way makes sense to the site visitor, and are looking for guidance on this issue from our developer. Once we have developed the new site architecture, we will tag content appropriately to appear in as many contexts as needed.

We list here the major categories of content that we know we will want to include in the new site. Again, this will require a detailed discovery phase where we collectively decide what content we want on the site, and how we want to organize it.

RBWN: Background information.
  • Our vision for the future: as stated in our mission statement. Social innovation, spreading what works, directing resources based on demonstrated social impact
  • Background: We have one part time staff member, our Administrative Assistant. All other work is done on a volunteer basis by our membership.
  • Opportunities to engage: An interactive platform that invites people to participate in conversations started on the site’s blog and on additional pages for our initiatives, comment on resources made available on the site or suggest new ones to include, learn about upcoming events, find opportunities to support our social innovators, etc.
  • Services and Resources for our members, prospective members and the general public.

Graphic Design

We have existing logos for RBWN and some of our initiatives, as well as a color palette that serves the entire organization. We don't have an in-house graphic designer, however we do have source files (EPS, etc.) for most logos and images which we can repurpose or redesign as needed.

High Level Functionality

This is not a comprehensive list of all functionality that the site will have, but it gives a representative idea of the types of things we are looking to do.
  1. We would like to have downloads for PDFs, images, audio, and embeddable video with YouTube, and Flickr slideshows
  2. We would like to have podcasts, podcast archives, and RSS feeds for these
  3. We would like to use Google Custom Search.
  4. Three areas of our site, the member services section and member database, organization minutes/by-laws will require password protection for some of the documents and pages available there.
  5. Site Administration, user levels: Admin, Content Editor, Authenticated Users, others as needed. 

Design/Look and Feel

We will have some basic design standards as a result of our brand engagement and will
want the Web designer’s help with translating our brand and look and feel into the site.


Our total budget for this project is $5,000. We have hosting; maintenance is not included
in the budgeted amount. Vendor may submit an additional proposal for annual

Vendor Selection Criteria

When selecting a vendor for this project, we will be evaluating candidates on the following criteria:
  • Experience with creating sites that build communities and have interactive features (blogs, discussion forums, etc.).
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Solid information architecture skills for organizing content in ways that are intuitive to the site visitor 
  • Vendor takes a holistic approach to an organization’s web presence (e.g., insight into integrating social media platforms, campaign tracking mechanisms, etc.)

Proposed Timeline

We would like to begin this project in September, 2013. We do not have a specific deadline for completion, but we would like it to take no longer than 6 months for design and development. We recognize that loading content can be a time-consuming process, and would not count that against the schedule.

Contact Information

Please direct all responses to this RFP and/or any questions to:
PO Box 408
Nyack, NY 10960

We would like to have all proposals by no later than AUGUST 27 so we can make a
decision to go with a specific vendor by SEPTEMBER 12.



Issued: August 7, 2013
Proposals Due: September 6, 2013, 3 pm

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA, founded in 1974) is California’s statewide recycling association. It is the oldest and one of the largest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States.

Through issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), CRRA is soliciting Proposals from qualified firms (herein “Proposers”) to update the Organization’s website, including a Content Management System (CMS) and online membership system, and to provide option for hosting of the website and on-going technical support.

Please refer to Section 3 for the specific scope of services being requested.

RFP Process and Proposer Selection Timeline

RFP Released  -  August 7, 2013

Deadline for Submitting Questions to CRRA by 3:00 pm August 21, 2013

Proposal Must Be Submitted Via Email by 3:00 pm to: 
Tracie Onstad Bills
CRRA, September 6, 2013 3 pm
Proposer Interviews  - TBD

Board Consideration of Contract Award - October 17, 2013
Commence Project - October 18, 2013

Source :

Friday, 16 August 2013



Issued: August 7, 2013 - Proposals Due: September 6, 2013, 3 pm

Tracie Onstad Bills
CRRA Board President
84 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 888
San Jose, CA 95113

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA, founded in 1974)is California’s statewide recycling association. It is the oldest and one of the largest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States.

Through issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), CRRA issoliciting Proposalsfrom qualified firms(herein “Proposers”) to update the Organization’s website, including a Content Management System (CMS) and online membership system, and to provide option for hosting of the website and on-going technical support.

Please refer to Section 3 for the specific scope of services being requested.


The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA, founded in 1974) is California’s statewide recycling association. It is the oldest and one of the largest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States. A 501(C)3 organization, CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies including product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting. CRRA provides its members with resources to advance local, regional and state wide waste reduction efforts which result in critical environmental and climate protection outcomes. CRRA’s members represent all aspects of California’sreduce-reuse-recycle-compost economy. Our members work for cities, counties, municipal districts, and businesses as well as hauling companies, material processors, non-profit organizations, state agencies, and allied professionals.


The current website at was launched in 2010 and updated to reflect the new logo and colors of CRRA in 2012. While it met the needs of the Organization at the time it was developed, over time, however, its CMS has become outdated and a second site, was launched in 2012 to meet and manage its membership and conference registration needs.

The site is the main site, using Joomla 1.5x as its CMS. The site is through Wild Apricot, replicating the look and feel of the site. Due to its outdated CMS, the site’s security has become vulnerable and the site has been previously hacked.

The intent of the website RFP is to integrate the two sites into one,, with a CMS and an online Membership System that is easy to manage, maintain and update, and is secure.

The redesigned website must include the following features:

• Easy and intuitive navigation
• Quick to load and operate
• Ability to create and reorganize pages
• Secure areas
• Intuitive content management system
• Ability to self-edit
• Homepage slide show
• Social media integration
• Integration between site and online membership system2
• Integration between site and email newsletters in design and content
• Integration/aggregation of statistics across all platforms (website, social media, email 
• Dynamic/adaptive display of main site for variety of devices

In addition, CRRA would like a homepage that allows for showcasing new items in a manner that is visually appealing and draws attention quickly. The redesigned site must also allow CRRA staff to easily update content without directly accessing source code.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Web Redesign RFP

Web Redesign RFP (Request For Proposal)

Overview: The Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, is
seeking a vendor to provide web redesign services as part of our new strategic
plan launch.

Timeline: Proposals are due by August 26, 2013. The Endowment for Health will select a
web partner on or before September 30, 2013.

Questions: Questions regarding this proposal should be addressed to Karen Ager by email

Endowment for Health
1 Pillsbury Street, Suite 301
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-228-2448

Introduction to the Endowment for Health

The Endowment for Health was established in 1999 as a statewide, independent, private nonprofit foundation. We were created as a result of the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield New Hampshire to Anthem Insurance. As New Hampshire's largest health foundation, the Endowment has awarded more than 900 grants totaling more than $37 million to support a wide range of health-related issues and projects in New Hampshire.

Our areas of interest include:

  1. Children’s Mental Health
  2. Health Equity
  3. Health System Improvement
  4. Possible new priority areas soon-to-be announced as part of our overall strategic planning process

The Endowment for Health functions as a philanthropic organization rather than a public charity. As such, it does not engage in fundraising and primarily uses grantmaking as well as its nonpartisan influence to achieve systemic change that serves to improve the health of the people of New Hampshire.

For more information about the Web Redesign RFP, Please visit:

Friday, 2 August 2013

Website Design: Request for Proposal

Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA website Design: Request for Proposal – Issued July 26, 2013


Submissions that do not include each of the five requirements listed below will not be considered.
1. A brief summary of how you would work to make the OMOP website similar to the RUF website. Including an overview of your design and development process
2. A proposed timeline
3. Your proposed team and qualifications
4. An outline of pricing and total cost of this project
5. Reference information and a description of your work completed for at least 3 clients including their active websites

Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Quality of portfolio of projects
  2. References from previous clients
  3. Timing
  4. Cost
To be responsive to this RFP, supply your information as requested by August 12, 2013 before 5:00 pm EDT as a Microsoft Word document. The recipient email address is: Nicole Spear, RUF Administrative Associate, Please provide the name of a Contact Person, telephone number, email, and complete address with your submission. Respondents will receive an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of their response, and may receive follow-up questions regarding submissions.

If a vendor has any questions about the contents of this RFP, or about any matters relating to it, the question must be directed via email to Nicole Spear, RUF Administrative Associate, All questions and answers will be emailed to all respondents on August 2, 2013.

This Request for Proposals is not an offer to purchase. The RFP is solely a request for expressions of interest and statements of qualifications. The RUF assumes no financial responsibility for the cost of preparation of proposals by respondents nor does it make any commitment to enter into a contract for service based on responses to this RFP. Materials submitted in response to this competitive procurement shall become the property of RUF and will not be returned. RUF reserves the right to reject any and all proposal(s) for any reason. Once site has been completed and accepted, by RUF, the website design and all of it content, software and architecture becomes property of RUF.