Thursday, 7 November 2013

Request for Proposals - Website Design, Edmonton Heritage Network

Request for Proposals - Website Design, Edmonton Heritage Network

NOVEMBER 6th, 2013

1. Introduction
The Edmonton Heritage Network (EHN) is a loose group of heritage professionals and
organizations in Edmonton. As a new initiative, we must grow and develop with the help of a website that provides a place for learning and interaction. A key aspect of this project is to develop some visual attributes that support the website and the network’s identity.

2. Objectives

• Create a visual identity for the Edmonton Heritage Network
• Establish a one-stop portal for network information and resources online
• To enhance the awareness, support and engagement of our fellow heritage stakeholders in the city

3.Context for Project

 In 2012, the Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) commissioned a study for a city museums strategy. This strategy has two main components: the space and programming plan of a museum of Edmonton and an approach to support existing heritage organizations and activities (i.e. the Edmonton Heritage Network).

The Edmonton Heritage Council is fostering the creation and development of the EHN as well as the other components of the city museums strategy. The EHC has it’s own identity and style and is also concurrently developing the branding of the programming component, called ‘City as Museum’ (CAM). Though the visual identity or tone of the Edmonton Heritage Network does not have to be exactly the same as the EHC or CAM, there should be some alignment.

4. Organizational Background

The Edmonton Heritage Council is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to raise the profile and place of heritage in Edmonton and the surrounding region. We are mandated to provide a forum for analyzing, discussing and sharing heritage issues in Edmonton, while unifying and giving a voice to the city’s heritage community.

5. Audience

The primary audience for this project is heritage stakeholders (heritage institutions and individual workers). There is an expectation that a large amount of people searching for heritage attraction information may also visit the website so there needs to be some obvious, visible connections for both audiences.

6. Deliverables

• Identity assets (word mark, logo variations)
• Color palette
• Typography
• A fully functional website based in WordPress that is ready to launch and contains the
specified components such as calendar plug-in capabilities, connections to social media,
and the ability to develop additional components in the future (i.e. is adaptable)
• A training manual on how to update and maintain the website

7. Schedule

• EHC issues RFP - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
• Deadline for submitting proposals – Monday, November 25, 2013
• Notification of Contract – Thursday, November 28, 2013
• Interim Review – Monday, December 16, 2013
• Final Review – Friday, January 10, 2014
• Completed Project Delivered – Friday, January 24, 2014

8. Budget

Our current budget for this project is up to $10,000.00, all-inclusive.

9. Selection Criteria

The EHC will evaluate the proposals according to the following:
-­‐ Relevant experience, with emphasis on similar projects conducted for a grouping of
-­‐ Evaluation of similar website and identity design projects spearheaded by the proponent.

Please submit examples and indicate responsibility for the work completed during that initiative
-­‐ Clear outline of scope of work and approach, related to the outcomes and the proposed
project expenses

-­‐ Understanding of the scope of the project, as well as the particular constraints of the work to be done

-­‐ Provision of two current references

10. How to Submit

Please submit your proposal for this project by Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 4:00pm to
Ericka Chemko. You may submit it via email, mail or in person.

Project Contact
Ericka Chemko, Program Coordinator 

T: (780) 429-1066, ext. 234
Mailing Address
Edmonton Heritage Council
2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
10440 – 108 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Z9


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