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.