Sunday, 7 December 2014

Website Re-Design Request for Proposal

Website Re-Design Request for Proposal

The Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) has been in existence since 1993. Its primary purpose is to certify the knowledge, skills, and abilities of research administrators by way of written examinations. At the present time it offers three examinations/credentials:

1. Certified Research Administrator (CRA);
2. Certified Pre-award Research Administrator (CPRA); and
3. Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).

In addition to its examinations, the RACC also conducts Body of Knowledge Review Sessions throughout the country in order to familiarize prospective examination candidates with the material that may appear on the examinations.

The present RACC website is and is being overseen by a Website Committee. The Board of Directors of RACC has charged the Website Committee with hiring a company to conduct redesign of its website


The point of contact for submission of all intents to bid and full bid proposals will be Joan Campbell, RACC Executive Director at:

December 5, 2014: Deadline for submission of intents to bid by companies wishing to
submit a full bid proposal. The intent to bid must include a contact name, phone number, and email address.

December 10, 2014: Deadline for submission of questions regarding the project.
December 12, 2014: Answers sent to prospective bidders.
December 31, 2014: Full bid proposals due in electronic format (PDF preferred?) to Joan

January 1-15, 2015: Website Committee review of all proposals, plus potential telephone
interviews with bidders after the proposals have been reviewed.

January 17, 2015: The successful bidder will be notified, as will unsuccessful bidders.

April 10-11, 2015: RACC Board of Directors Spring Meeting. The Board expects to preview
a beta version of the re-designed website during this meeting. The selected designer /company should be prepared to join the meeting in person or via conference call to discuss the site with the Board.

May 1, 2015: Proposed launch date for the re-designed website. 

Friday, 10 October 2014



RFP Release Date: October 1, 2014
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 24, 2014

The goal of City of Morristown’s website is to provide simple electronic access to public
services, serve as a public communications tool and to introduce Morristown City Government to potential new citizens. The current site structure and design was developed in 2011 and requires significant redesign to take advantage of new design elements and growing demand for electronic services. The redesigned site should have a theme promoting City of Morristown with a friendly and professional feel.

The tentative schedule for this project/process is as follows:
October 1, 2014: RFP Release Date
October 24, 2014: Proposals Due
November 2014: Review by City Staff
November 2014: Possible Selection and Contract Approval
November 2014 ‐
February 2015: Design Process and Review
March 9, 2015: Go Live

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Request for Proposals web redesign: APC visual identity redesign

Request for Proposals: APC visual identity redesign

Project Summary:

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is a worldwide network supporting the use of internet and information and communications technology (ICT) for social justice and sustainable development since 1990. For our 25th anniversary in 2015, we are looking to redesign our entire visual identity with the following goals in mind:

• A visual identity that conveys APC's values and characteristics as an international network of activists and organisations using the internet for social justice and sustainable development.
• Include input from APC staff and network members (about 100 individuals).
• Achieve a look and feel that retains the essence of APC's past, while embodying the present.
• A design that works well across digital and print platforms, including brochures, websites, books/ebooks, avatars, business cards, stickers, T-shirts.

Proposed Timeline
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2014

The successful proposal will be notified in October. We'll work together to develop a prioritised 
timeline to roll out various elements of the new identity.

To submit
Please direct all questions and proposals to:

Mallory Knodel
APC communications manager

Be sure to include:
• Your proposal, addressing all points mentioned in this RFP
• Your ability to meet the project goals and produce deliverables
• Design portfolio that includes both digital and print publications
• One or two references or reviews from a previous client.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Requests for Proposals Website Redesign -

Website Redesign -

Organization Description

Wavelength Music Arts Projects Wavelength Music Arts Projects is a professional not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to championing original, emerging musical artists and local music culture, creating opportunities and building community through inclusive, diversely curated live experiences.


Website Redesign: Deadline for proposals: August 6, 2014 Project completion: Nov. 14, 2014
About Wavelength Music
Wavelength Music Arts Projects (Wavelength Music) was founded as a non-profit, artist-run collective in 2000. Wavelength Music has been a forum and an incubator for emerging musical talent in the Toronto area, with an unparalleled track record for championing new Canadian talent that has since gone on to international success. 

For many years, Wavelength Music was best known for its weekly concert series, which ultimately shifted to a monthly program, supplemented by two annual festivals.  Events often feature workshops, artist talks and other educational and outreach events. Wavelength Music is widely recognized as a crucial community hub for independent music in Toronto and across Canada. Wavelength Music’s website URL has been since 2001.

Project Goals and Objectives

The primary purpose of the Wavelength Music website is to promote our upcoming events and increase attendance overall. The secondary purpose is to allow people to learn more about the Toronto independent music scene, Wavelength Music’s history and role in it, and how to get involved with us.

Wavelength Music wishes to replace our current, aging website (built on a Drupal CMS) with a new, more dynamic and modern design that better highlights our events and the artists we are putting in the spotlight. We wish to implement a sleek, minimal design that gives new visitors immediate access to our upcoming events and latest content on our homepage – while inviting them to scratch beyond the surface and discover the depth of history and community engagement around the Wavelength brand. Concurrently, we also require the website to be a mobile and responsive website.

It is our goal for the Wavelength site to be “the first place people go” if they wish to find out about independent music in Toronto. In addition to events, interviews, original digital video and exclusive audio content, the site will include a “community” section featuring educational content and DIY resources for musicians and music listeners – and a comprehensive database of artists that have performed at our series over the last 14 years.

Technical & Functional Parameters

Wavelength Music’s website currently uses a Drupal CMS and we are open to suggestions in terms of migrating our data to a new CMS. New events will ideally be created through a fillable form that will automatically import artists and venues from our own database. Wavelength Music staff must have ability to create and edit all pages. The site will contain multiple static pages (About, Contact, History, Supporters, etc.) plus numerous pages for past events and blog content. We wish to use fillable forms for artist and volunteer submissions. The site will also feature social share buttons, banner ad capability, and mailing list sign-up. Lastly, the site will ultimately feature approximately over 1,000 artist pages that will make up the database of past performers at the Wavelength Music Series.

Qualities We’re Looking For

- Creativity and innovation
- Passion, knowledge and understanding of Torontonian/Canadian independent music community
- Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or grassroots arts collectives

Proposal Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: This is an ambitious project that must be completed on a tight three-month timeline, with a launch date no later than Nov. 14, 2014.
Please include the following in your proposal:
- Project plan & timeline (max 2 pages)
- Samples of previous work
- Bios of key personnel

The budget for this project is $10,000 CDN inclusive of all expenses.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Please send proposals via email to: - subject line “WEBSITE RFP SUBMISSION”

Contact Info:

Name: Jonathan Bunce


Friday, 18 July 2014

Request for Proposal - Drupal Upgrade

Request for Proposal: Drupal Upgrade On behalf of The Way In Network, Calgary Family Services is looking for a Drupal developer on a project basis to implement a Drupal 7 upgrade and redesign of

The website is an interactive community of practice, which was built in Drupal 6. The site made extensive use of  contributed modules (93 modules in addition to core) for additional functionality, as well as a custom theme. The site makes use of approximately 20 content types and approximately 40 views.

The purpose of the current project is three-fold: 

  1. Simplify the functionality, 
  2. Upgrade the CMS, and
  3. Update site design.
This project would require you to:

1. Complete a site functionality review with the project team, mapping specific modules to existing

2. Complete a functionality/usability plan with the project team, reducing the scope of functionality and simplifying the Drupal architecture required to support it;

3. Complete a module upgrade/review process for the new scope of functionality;

4. Create an upgrade path plan for the following site elements:
      a. Core functionality
      b. User contributed modules
      c. Content Types
      d. Views
      e. Theme

5. Create a data migration plan for the following site elements:
      a. Users, roles and permissions
      b. Existing content, where possible

6. Complete a Drupal 7 installation according to the plan in step 4;

7. Complete data migration according to the plan in step 5;

8. Advise the project team along the way on best practices, risks and benefits of particular decisions, etc. 

  • Proven record in Drupal website development and upgrades 
  • Proven record as a clear communicator with and for client teams 
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector

Project Budget: $5,250.00, inclusive of GST.

Contract Period: The project should be finished by September 15, 2014.

Proposal Process: Applicants are invited to submit a proposal, including a covering letter, proposed plan, and timeline: maximum 5 pages. Applicants should also submit additional documents and/or websites which demonstrate their ability and experience to do this work, describing their contribution to any submitted work.

Submit to: (Attention: Louise Griep) by noon (12:00 p.m.), Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

Interviews for selected candidates will be held shortly thereafter.

Friday, 4 July 2014

RFP - Design and Development of Chamber and Tourism Based Website

RFP - Design and Development of Chamber and Tourism Based Website Content Management System

OWNER: Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau (GCCVB)
PO Box 3007
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-3007

The Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau (GCCVB) is seeking SEALED PROPOSALS for the redesign and development of it’s current website at The new responsive site must showcase information for both the Chamber and Visitors Bureau and will be used by member and non-member professionals. Visitors to the website will be from local, regional, national and international locations. The new site must enhance the user experience, simplify content management, and provide better information and customer service to its visitors, residents and businesses, while meeting high standards for design quality and visual appeal. The GCCVB would like a more ‘User Friendly’ way to manage website content while improving navigation, functionality, and access to information.


Submit a PDF by email to or mail a hard copy of the RFP to the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

The GCCVB will not consider responses received after the deadline.

Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 3007
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-3007
(928) 638-2901

RFP Source:

Website Redesign and Development Request for Proposal - July 2014

Website Redesign and Development Request for Proposal

RFP Coordinator:
Lily Shaw
200 South 6 th Street
Phone: 612.343.7999

Submission Timeline and Format

  • Wednesday , June 25 , 2014: RFP advertised
  • Wednesday, July 9 , 2014: Deadline for submitting proposals.
  • Monday , July 14 to Wednesday July 16 , 2014: Interview Candidates
  • Monday, July 21 , 2014: Award contract
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014: Launch site

The RFP coordinator for this project is:
Diversity in Practice Attn: Lily Shaw 200 South 6 th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402 612.343.7999

Submissions must be in PDF format and may be delivered via e - mail to the RFP coordinator.

All questions should be directed to the RFP coordinator. All submissions received after the deadline for submitting proposals will not be considered. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice may request an interview with vendors with the highest rating.

RFP Source:

Association Website Redesign RFP

Association Website Redesign RFP

A Website Redesign REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL from The Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Contact: Brian Riddleberger 
SPSP, Inc. 
1660 L Street NW, Suite 1000, 
Washington, D.C. 20036 

Schedule of Evaluation Process

RFP distributed to vendors  - June 13, 2014 
Intent to bid due*  - June 25, 2014 
RFP questions due* - June 27, 2014 
Deadline for proposals - July 11, 2014
Vendor demonstrations/present actions - July 22‐24, 2014 
Vendor review - July 25‐Aug. 11, 2014 

Notification by August 18, 2014 Start project August 25, 2014 *Intent and questions should be submitted by 5 pm EDT to . NO PHONE CALL

Budgeted at $30,000
RFP Source:

Request for Proposals – Website Redesign Services

Request for Proposals – Website Redesign Services

The Long Creek Watershed Management District (LCWMD) is seeking qualification statements, design proposals , and fee schedules from qualified parties to plan, execute , and deliver the redesign of the LCWMD website ( ) under contract with LCWMD. The LCWMD point of contact for this Request for Proposals (RFP) is Christopher Brewer (207.892.4700 or ).

One hard copy of the RFP Proposals must be received by the LCWMD c/o CCSWCD at 35 Main Street, Suite 3, Windham, ME 04062 o n or before 2:00 PM on July 2 7 , 2014 (Due Date). RFP submittals must be sealed and clearly marked: “Proposal for Website Redesign Services for the Long Creek Watershed Management District.” Proposers also must submit an electronic (PDF format) copy to the L CWMD point of contact. 

All comments/questions regarding the RFP must be received by 2 :00 PM on July 1 1 , 2014 for inclusion. An Addendum to the RFP will be issued, if necessary, on or before the end of business on July 2 4 , 2014 . Receipt of the Addendum (if issued) must be acknowledged in the first paragraph of the proposal statement narrative. Proposals not acknowledging receipt of the Addendum will not be accepted and will be returned.

RFP Source:

AngularJS with Ruby on Rail

AngularJS on Ruby on Rail:

AngularJS on Rails wraps the AngularJS 1.2.18 library for use in Rails 3.1 and above. This project is an application skeleton for a typical AngularJS web app. You can use it to quickly bootstrap your angular web app projects.

AngularJS with Ruby on Rail OptiSol

Download AngularJs on Rail web app, please click here:

Friday, 27 June 2014

Request For Proposal - Design and Development Tourism Based Website Content Management System

Request For Proposal - Design and Development Tourism Based Website Content Management System

OWNER: Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau (GCCVB)
 PO Box 3007
 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-3007

The Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau (GCCVB) is seeking SEALED PROPOSALS for
the redesign and development of it’s current website at The
new responsive site must showcase information for both the Chamber and Visitors Bureau
and will be used by member and non-member professionals. Visitors to the website will be
from local, regional, national and international locations. The new site must enhance the
user experience, simplify content management, and provide better information and
customer service to its visitors, residents and businesses, while meeting high standards for
design quality and visual appeal. The GCCVB would like a more ‘User Friendly’ way to
manage website content while improving navigation, functionality, and access to


Submit a PDF by email to or mail a hard copy of the RFP to the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

The GCCVB will not consider responses received after the deadline.


Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 3007
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-3007
(928) 638-2901

RFP Source:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Request for Proposals Website Redesign

Request for Proposals Website Redesign

Proposals Due:
July 3, 2014 – 5:00 pm

For more information, contact: Don Tomlinson
MIS Director

Issue Date: June 2, 2014

Scope of Work
The scope of work assumes current content, applications, mapping system and payment engine will be preserved and moved to the new website in the implementation. Requirements include but are not limited to the following list. Recommendations from the successful firm that best meet current and future needs will be considered within budget limitations.

  1. Develop a modern, easy-to-use, interactive, visually appealing, architecturally sound and flexible website that meets customer needs.
  2. Create a standardized page format that can be replicated and maintained site-wide, including font style for titles, content; unified color scheme, and layout.
  3. Provide a content management system to multiple non-technical internal staff. City of Austin will own all content on site.
  4. Provide written content management standards and training for internal maintenance staff across multiple departments.
  5. Provide a framework and architecture that allows addition of new features and online services as budget, technology, and future demands indicate.
  6. Incorporate design elements that make the website easy to navigate, appealing, functional and searchable.
  7. Provide a secure site that meets emerging industry standard guidelines on privacy and accessibility.

Estimated Project Schedule
June 2, 2014 Release RFP
July 3, 2014 Proposals due by 5:00 pm
July 11, 2014 Review of proposals
July 18, 2014 Interviews with top ranked respondents
August 4, 2014 Award and contract approval by City of Austin
December 1, 2014 City of Austin website public launch

RFP Source:

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Website Redesign Request for Proposal

Website Redesign Request for Proposal


Live On The Vine - The Long Island Winterfest - (LITV) is a 6 week mid winter music festival that takes place in Long Island’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, hotels, and other venues on the eastend of Suffolk County, New York. The festival currently maintains a web site at The organizers of LITV are soliciting proposals from qualified web designers and developers to redesign the site, incorporating new features, an updated interface, and the latest web technologies.

Existing Site - What’s Good and What’s Not

The existing LITV website was designed several years ago and provides solid foundation upon which a new site can be developed. The festival organizers are generally satisfied with the current organization of content on the site. The LITV logo should be retained in the new design with same or similar color scheme. Copy on the site is generally acceptable, with modification to me made by the festival staff as required during the re-design process. The features that are currently missing and/or lacking on the site include photo and video presentation, social media integration, venue map and transportation information, ticket sale integration and presentation of featured performer information. 

Core Scope 

Your proposal for the re-design of the LITV website should include the following:

1. Use of the WordPress CMS/publishing system. The festival organizers have chosen WordPress as the platform for the new site based on its widespread use and popularity. Please describe and demonstrate your WordPress design and development experience, including deployment without relying on a web control panel. The festival organizers place a high value on working with designers and developers that have a good understanding of how the platform functions “under the hood” rather than simply pointing and clicking to achieve goals. Your proposal should include use of the current (non-beta) WordPress release.

2. Integration of the current LITV logo and the current color scheme of the existing site. Your design proposal should incorporate the current festival logo and should be based on the color scheme of the current site or a or slightly varied color scheme.

Site Schedule
The new LITV site should be launched by apprx. August 22, 2014. Your proposal should include provisions to meet this launch date.

Proposal Requirements and General Information
 This RFP is dated May 2, 2014. 
 Proposals are due no later than 12:00pm EST, June 27, 2014 via email to 
 The completion and delivery dates of the project and its’ phases will be mutually agreed upon prior to signing a contract. 
 All proposals 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, please provide a detailed list of excluded fees with a complete explanation of the nature of those fees.
 Proposals should include pricing clearly differentiating between core scope items and optional scope items.
 Please indicate on your proposal if you are a MWOB




RFP RELEASE: MAY 14, 2014    CONTACT: DANNA GEISLER; 804.239.3565 

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce (Chesterfield Chamber), a 501(c)6 business membership association representing nearly 550 unique businesses in the Richmond Region, is requesting proposals for website design, ongoing website maintenance and content management, and marketing services. 


The Chesterfield Chamber is seeking proposals for website design that matches the evolutionary growth of the Chamber to primarily: 

 Enhance Chamber Member exposure and promotion. 
 Communicate Chamber news, projects, and initiatives. 
 Deliver easy-to-use event registration. 
 Engage volunteers and host committee discussion forums in a secure environment with username and password management. 
 Highlight the Chesterfield County business community and relevant topics/issues. 


 Offer site search-ability. 
 Communicate and smoothly interact with membership database system. 
 Allow Chamber Members to update company information. 
 Content Management System that allows Chamber staff the ability to update web pages. 
 Incorporate webinars and social media applications. 
 Spanish language translator option. 

Selection of a vendor will be determined by the best return on investment for Chamber Member experience. 
The selected vendor must be a Chesterfield Chamber Member at the time of contract execution. Non-members may submit proposals. 

Proposals may include full or partial in-kind donations for sponsorship incentives. Non-dues revenue generator ideas through a new website are welcome. 


The website design will replace the existing chamber website: The Chesterfield Chamber is currently completing year one of its strategic plan implementation. Read the strategic plan. 

Only proposals with development and rollout timelines will be considered and must include work sessions with Chamber staff and committees for ideas and feedback on functionality and experience. 

The website must be compatible with the Chesterfield Chamber’s membership management database, Chamber Master, or include competitive alternate options. Alternatives must provide functionality and intractability equal to Chamber Master services that allow staff easy access to, and sharing of, critical membership and event information. 

As part of this request for proposals, vendors may submit a subsequent proposal for ongoing website maintenance and content management services. Website proposals must include easy content modification in the event Chamber staff need to manage content in-house. 


In addition, the Chesterfield Chamber is seeking proposals for outsourced marketing work to include: 
 Graphic design (event invitations, individual/ad hoc project branding) 
 Email marketing (weekly Chamber emails to membership) 
 Social media management (existing accounts include Facebook, Twitter, other ideas welcome) 


RFP released May 14, 2014 
Proposals due 5:00 p. m. EST June 16, 2014 
Vendor short-list selected June 30, 2014 (notifications sent) 
Vendor selected July 14, 2014 
Contract executed July 25, 2014 
Soft launch – December 2014 
Formal rollout to membership and community no later than January 2015 

Submitted proposals must include:

 Executive summary and qualifications. 
 Narrative of recommended site structure. 
 Portfolio examples of the vendor’s recent work. 
 Schedule of deliverables: Chamber Member idea and feedback sessions, design completion, website rollout. 
 Budget approach, with options and itemized breakdown of costs for design work and ongoing technical support. 
 Client references. 

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 16, 2014, to: 

Danna Geisler, President, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce 

For more info, Please visit:

RFP - Website Development Consultants

RFP - Website Development Consultants

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization that works through impact litigation, public education and policy work to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal maintains its National Headquarters in New York City and has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
Lambda Legal litigates approximately 100 impact cases per year, prepares legal documents and fact sheets, provides Know Your Rights information to LGBT people, people with HIV and allies and organizes educational events around the country. Our brand identity is smart, strategic and somewhat wonky. Our website, therefore, is content rich – and our challenge is to make it accessible, inviting and effective.
The primary goals of Lambda Legal’s website are to:
  • Quickly inform visitors about who we are and what we do (establish and strengthen our brand identity);
  • Provide easy and inviting pathways to support our work;
  • Provide easy access to information about how to protect the rights of LGBT people and people with HIV, and about our current and landmark cases;
  • Inspire action and ongoing engagement with our organization.
We seek a firm to provide on-going development and consulting services for Lambda Legal’s Drupal-based website. We require a firm that can work with our team to assess our needs, develop plans to improve the look and performance of our site, design and implement plans, and provide ongoing technical support and assistance to maintain the performance of the site at all times.
Specifically, we seek a firm that has:
  • Extensive engineering and development capacity in Drupal;
  • Experience designing and maintaining websites for nonprofit advocacy organizations;
  • Capacity to provide rapid response, 24/7, for bugs and emergency technical problems;
  • Exceptional creativity and design experience to build and maintain a site that is accessible, engaging and informative to accomplish the goals above;
  • Excellent project management capacity and experience with team projects with nonprofits.
Successful bidders will be:
  • Responsive and well-staffed
  • Established
  • Nimble and cost-efficient
  • Capable of planning and executing with excellence
Request for Proposal and Bid:
Please submit by July 11 a 3-5 page proposal that describes the bidders’ capacity and experience, referring specifically to the five project needs listed above. We will schedule meetings between finalists and key stakeholders in late August and early September. We expect this to be an ongoing, annual contract with specific new projects added throughout the year. Please include a budget for:
  • ongoing technical support and maintenance;
  • a sample project budget (for example, to design and build a mini-site such as the Love Unites Us section on our site; or a new, interactive website section for people to volunteer and sign petitions)
Bidders are encouraged to add or provide links to work samples.
Please send proposals to:
Jorge Morales
Digital Communications Director
Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street
19th floor
New York NY 10005-3919

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Website Design and Implementation

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Website Design and Implementation

Date: 05/02/2014
Contact: Tom Doyle
Technology Teacher
Telephone: (860) 228-9493

RFP Advertised : 05/02/2014
RFP Issued : 05/02/2014
RFP Closing : 05/16/2014
Interviews/Presentations : 05/28/2014
Contract Award : 06/06/2014
Project Start : 06/09/2014

Horace Porter School is seeking the services of a qualified firm in the dynamic, engaging website redesign of the school’s existing website to provide easy access to information for parents, student, teachers and citizens. The updated website will encompass Horace Porter School’s current goals to promote and market the superior quality education and services provided. The redesigned website must be user-friendly, intuitive, informative, and mobile-friendly.

A. Redesign the website with a new look and feel that reflects the School’s strengths.
B. Modern and visually appealing aesthetics.
C. Improved website information architecture to provide easy navigation and accessibility of the site to services, information and activities.
D. A design architecture that will allow for easy accommodation of new pages and features.
E. Responsive design for mobile/tablet flexibility at all resolution scales.
F. Integration to third party tools, including Pearson PowerSchool.
G. Ability to better market and promote values, educational benefits and services provided by Horace Porter School.

Services Provided by the Vendor

Website Design
The vendor shall redesign the Horace Porter School’s current website, as outlined as follows:

1. Redesigning the website with a new aesthetic that reflects the School’s strengths.
2. All pages must be consistent, look professional, and enhance the image of the School.
3. Improve the website information architecture to provide easy navigation and accessibility of the site to services, information, and activities.
4. A technical architecture that will allow for easy accommodation of new pages and features, in addition to future sub-sites.
5. Develop a responsive design for mobile/tablet flexibility.
6. Usage of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.
7. Password protected pages for internal staff pages.
8. Alerts banners for easy notifications to the public.
9. Functionality for E-notifications via text or email.
10. Ensure that the website will operate effectively on all web browser platforms (Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.).
11. Ensure that website uses latest Security technologies to prevent compromise.
12. Compliance with ADA/508 Federal Standards.
13. Must have integrated calendar functionality for multiple calendars.
14. Must have multiple directories.
15. Ability to have integrated/fillable forms. Preference to be able to upload data into PowerSchool.
16. Ability to create or generate reports on system data.
17. Ability to have a standard feature blog.

Vendor should include any alternative or innovative solutions which are not listed, but would benefit this project.

The Vendor shall be responsible for training designated school employees on how to use the solution so that staff is fluent on how to use and maintain the applicable software. Training may take place on-site at a mutually agreed upon location, or may be offered via online format. At a minimum, the vendor must provide two (2) days of four (4) hour training. Separate training classes should include: 

=> System Administrators: Up to 5 

=> Teachers/Staff: Up to 60

In addition, availability of training videos for ongoing support and future staff is desired.

Hosting and Support

Vendor will supply annual hosting and maintenance of site. Support should include unlimited telephone support during business hours with escalation response depending on the isssues.


Friday, 2 May 2014

Request for Proposal for Website design - Website Content Management

Request for Proposal for Website design - Website Content Management

Deadline to submit proposals: June 30, 2014 (4:00pm MST)
Released: April 21, 2014


AAIHB was established in 1977 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1980. AAIHB is composed of six tribes in New Mexico and Southern Colorado Рthe Navajo communities of Tóhajiilee and Ramah, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.


The Respondent should submit an original and two (2) copies of the submission to the address given below or send an electronic copy of their proposal to Nancy Martine-Alonzo (
Responses should be received by:

Phase I: Website Design – May 12, 2014 (4:00pm)
Phase II: Website Content Management – June 30, 2014 (4:00pm)

Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.
Attn: Nancy Martine-Alonzo (AAIHB Website)
5015 Prospect Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 764-0036


Monday, 21 April 2014

Website Design and Development – Request for Proposals

Website Design and Development – Request for Proposals


Asylum Access is accepting proposals to design and develop our third official website. The purpose of this RFP is to secure the services of a web design and/or development professional who understands our goals and can collaborate with us to either re-design or design a brand new website. This RFP provides an overview of our goals, target audience and project scope, enabling a fair evaluation for all candidates. RFPs will be accepted until 11:59pm PDT, April 28, 2014.
The current Asylum Access website ( was designed and produced in 2008, hosted on a customized WordPress theme. We have since outgrown the website, which is currently not user friendly and with an outdated look and feel that does not reflect our professional work and public image offline. Our work as a global organization has grown tremendously, along with a growth in online content and needs. Asylum Access does not have in-house web support. Communications staff maintain content and have made only minor modifications to layout and wireframe.
We are seeking a web professional to work with us in three phases: (i) Facilitate an informed wireframe and layout brainstorm based on already identified goals and target audience; (ii) Based on final recommendations from brainstorm, create 1-2 mock-ups for review and discussion; and (iii) Develop a fully-functional site, which includes a testing and debugging phase before a final launch by September 1, 2014.



Asylum Access is the only international nonprofit solely dedicated to making refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where over ninety-five percent of the world’s refugees remain. As a leading refugee rights authority, we need a website that represents Asylum Access as an international thought leader.
Our primary objective is to effectively represent our work as a pioneering nonprofit spearheading a growing refugee rights movement. Our innovative approach combines grassroots legal assistance with long-term advocacy to change the way governments and international aid agencies respond to long-term refugee displacement. We are a dynamic and innovative nonprofit that adapts quickly to change, with organizational culture similar to a fast-growing start-up. (More details about the organization below)
In addition, our objectives also include:
  • Growing our website traffic, which may be measured through increase in number of unique visitors and increase in amount of time each user spends on the site. We’re actively collecting site analytics (using Google Analytics) which the selected candidate will have access to.
  • Providing clear and accessible information about our approach to refugee rights assistance, why we are unique and our work in each country (3 overseas offices, with more in the next two years).
  • Serving as an effective platform for advocacy campaigns, which typically includes a report that has targeted policymakers and thought leaders as a primary audience. (Note that our advocacy campaigns are rarely grassroots campaigns, though we would like to have the capacity for this.)
  • Providing clear information about our volunteer legal advocate opportunities. We are a volunteer-driven organization and regular recruitment of VLAs who contribute six months or more of their time to the organization is a priority.
  • Growing our online donations.
The website should incorporate intuitive navigation, attractive visuals and clear and concise messaging, while being easy to use by staff for content updates, including the addition of pages and minor changes in layout and wireframe. The website should be mobile and desktop friendly.
To ensure optimal usability that serves our broad mission-driven work, we request that the selected web professional facilitate one interactive discussion to support the organization of online information with 4-6 leadership staff. We deeply appreciate the expertise of a savvy web professional and will depend on the candidate to provide informed recommendations about layout and wireframe choices. Our lead project coordinator will work with you to facilitate this in the early stages of the project.

Targeted Audience

Our primary website audience is within the US, although it should be easy to navigate for users globally. Our key targeted audiences are:
  • Thought leaders such as senior policy-makers, senior staff of human rights, legal aid or refugee-assisting organizations and leading academics. This is our target audience for advocacy campaigns.
  • Current and prospective funding partners, including foundations and major individual donors who visit our site to learn more about our work, read updates and make a donation.
  • Professionals working in our field or related fields, including refugee legal aid providers, human rights organizations and development aid workers.
  • Prospective Volunteer Legal Advocates, who are lawyers or law students who volunteer for at least six months in our overseas offices in Ecuador, Thailand and Tanzania.
  • Media contacts seeking expertise about refugee rights issues.
  • Refugee clients who require assistance in the countries we work in.

Staff Support and Engagement

The selected candidate will work closely with our communications department, Anna Chen and Sandra ten Zijthoff, who will be making decisions on behalf of the organization. Leadership staff will have opportunity to provide input during the brainstorm discussion, and have already been consulted about key website needs. The project will also have the support of an in-house graphic designer. Asylum Access will provide a collection of high resolution photos and lead the development of editorial content. We will provide logos, color palette and brand guidelines.

Additional References

The following is a list of websites we looked at in our initial project development. These have been included to convey elements we like visually, and are not a fixed or exhaustive list of features we require:
  • Their look and feel is very similar to online news media, such as the New York Times, which conveys credibility.
  • Information is easy to find (primarily through their search function, if all else fails). This is particularly remarkable given the scope of their work.
  • Inspiring and compelling because of the strong use of visuals, which comes across as compelling and conveys impact because most photos focus on people.
  • Their rotating banner is useful to publicize campaigns and highlight work.
  • Navigation is facilitated by ‘third-tier’ pages, which are helpful given the broad range of our work and countries.
  • Very clean and simple look on a white background. There are few options to choose from, which may make it easier for users to navigate through the site and find what they need. Spacing is well-balanced, making it easy to read content.
  • Similar to USCRI, useful banner above the fold.
We currently find the following elements of our website problematic, and would like to make vast improvements in the following:
  • Horizontal sidebar and drop-down menus have too many options, with the result of being not user-friendly. This may be improved by better organization of information and having only 5 options available each time.
  • Lack of a place on our homepage to highlight campaigns or key refugee rights initiatives. Ideally, this would be above the fold. We have discussed the possibility of having a rotating banner.
  • Lack of space on homepage to highlight recent news updates.
  • Color scheme and font does not convey the tone and level of professionalism we prefer. Possible transformation to a white background, given that we are not changing our logo.
  • Lack of accessible multi-lingual functionality. We need content available in Spanish and French at minimum.


This recommended timeline serves as a guide. Dates may be adjusted in consultation with the candidate, provided the website is tested and ready to launch by September 1, 2014. This is a non-negotiable deadline for launch.
1. What we would like from the candidate:
  • RFP release date: Monday, April 9
  • Proposals due: Monday, April 28
  • Proposal Award Date: Monday, May 12
  • Initial Meetings and Facilitated Brainstorm: May 15-May 30
  • 1-2 mock-ups or prototypes: Wednesday, June 11
  • Website first draft ready for testing: Wednesday, July 30
  • Final site launch: Monday, September 1
2. What we will provide to you:
  • Sitemap rough draft: May 30
  • Final design idea (based on 1-2 mock-ups): June 30
  • Editorial content rough draft and photography: July 15
  • Final changes to website design: August 22
  • Final editorial content: Friday, August 29


Asylum Access is an international nonprofit founded to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Of the world’s 16 million refugees, less than one percent are resettled in North America, Europe or Australia. Most remain in first countries of refuge — the first country they flee to — within Africa, Asia and Latin America. In theory, international law protects their fundamental rights to safety, employment, education, healthcare and protection from further injustice. In practice, many countries violate these rights with impunity.
Asylum Access was founded to change this. Our innovative model helps refugees access the tools to rebuild their lives themselves using four integrated tools: individualized legal counsel and/or representation, community legal empowerment, policy advocacy and strategic litigation. Together, these tools help refugees respond to individual rights violations while transforming the human rights landscape for entire refugee populations.
Among other achievements, we successfully advocated for refugee work rights to be included in the Ecuadorian constitution, enabling 250,000 refugees to work and feed their families for the first time. In Thailand, we advocated for draft amendments to the Thai Immigration Act that would include the country’s first refugee law, if passed before parliament when the new government is convened. In Tanzania, we successfully advocated for the government to begin developing an urban refugee policy that would enable refugees to live and work in local communities, instead of living in camps.
Since 2005, our work has impacted an estimated 1,000,000 refugees through policy advocacy and strategic litigation efforts. Our direct legal assistance reached over 10,000 refugees in Ecuador, Thailand and Tanzania last year alone.
For more information, please visit


Our project budget is $5,000-$6,000. All quotes should be inclusive, and clearly itemize costs. If your price excludes certain fees or charges, please provide a detailed list with explanation of the nature of those fees. It is understood that all final products will be exclusively owned by Asylum Access, unless otherwise stated in writing. If you also provide ongoing web support beyond website launch, kindly specify how this support is billed and your rates (note that this is not a guarantee of further engagement of your services).


  • We will be evaluating each candidate according to the following criteria:
  • Experience in developing professional websites, as seen through previous work.
  • Experience working collaboratively with nonprofit organizations, collaborative being a key factor for the right candidate.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in user experience design and information architecture.
  • Experience deploying websites on Content Management Systems with user-friendly, intuitive administrative interfaces.
  • Experience integrating Salesforce and Mailchimp into web functionality, or other CMS and mailing tools.
  • Knowledge of SEO.


Each proposal should include the following:
  • Proposal: Please provide a summary and description of your proposed solution, including a timeline and preliminary outline of key features.
  • Budget: Please provide a detailed list with explanation of the nature of fees, if applicable. Itemize costs clearly in your proposal. In the case that you provide ongoing web support beyond this project, please specify your rates.
  • Examples of your work, such as an online portfolio or links to websites you created. (Please specify if you were a contributor instead of the leading website developer)
  • References of two clients you previously worked with.
  • Standard contract (if available)
Kindly submit all proposals no later than 11:59pm PDT, April 28, 2014 to Anna Chen at with “RFP Proposal” in the subject title. Please contact Anna Chen for any inquiries.
Thank you for your interest in Asylum Access.