Monday, 29 April 2013

Request for Proposal Web Site Design, Development and Hosting

Request for Proposal Web Site Design, Development and  Hosting


NASTO is accepting proposals to re- design and develop the Association’s web site. This will be a concept to completion production. 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. 

The existing NASTO web site was originally designed and produced by NASTO utilizing Word Press. The site is maintained with in-house resources. Current website can be found at:


 This RFP is dated 04/10/2013. 
 Proposals are due no later than 12:00pm/noon EST, May 15, 2013. 
 Proposals will be evaluated immediately thereafter. During this time we may require interviews with our evaluation team on or about June 3, 2013. You will be notified if this is requested. 
 The name of the candidate firm who has been selected will be decided on or about June 12, 2013
 Negotiations will begin immediately with the successful candidate and should conclude no later than June 20, 2013. 
 All other candidates will be notified on or about June 12, 2013

For more information about the RFP: please visit

Website Re-Development Request for Proposals April 2013

The Municipality of Lambton Shores Request for Proposal for Website Re-Development 

Organization Information

The Municipality of Lambton Shores is the local government responsible for providing 
services to the citizens in Lambton Shores, ON. Lambton Shores has a population of 
11,150 year round and a seasonal population of an additional 5,000 summer residents 
in our cottages areas. The Municipality provides services in the areas of public works, 
roads, sewers and water, parks, recreation, planning, tourism and economic 
development. The Municipality’s website, is intended to be 
multi-functional serving as the information site for citizens, the business community and 
visitors to the Municipality.


On November 4, 1998, the Minister ordered that the Municipalities of the Village of 
Arkona, Town of Bosanquet, Town of Forest, Village of Grand Bend, and Village of 
Thedford amalgamate as one effective January 1, 2001. The new Municipality named 
“Municipality of Lambton Shores” was created and has a population of approximately 
11,150 persons.

The council of the Municipality is composed of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven 
Councillors representing seven wards. The Council is the legislative and decision 
making body of the Corporation. 

We have three operating offices which include the CAO/Clerks office located in Forest, 
the Community Services administrative office located in Northville, and the Finance 
Department located in Grand Bend. All offices will provide full municipal services 
including accepting payments.

Closing Date

Proposals must be received by the Municipality of Lambton Shores, no later than 11:00 am, May 15th, 2013. Request for Proposals must be mailed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “RFP Website Re-Development” to: 
Chief Administrative Officer,
Municipality of Lambton Shores,
7883 Amtelecom Parkway
Forest, ON N0N 1J0

Any questions or concerns please contact:
Janet Ferguson, 
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Tel. 519-238-8461

For More Details About The RFP: Please visit

Friday, 26 April 2013

Request for Proposal - Bush Foundation Website Enhancements and Support April 24, 2013

Request for Proposal - Bush Foundation Website Enhancements and Support April 24, 2013

Project Summary: The Bush Foundation seeks a website development firm to enhance the Foundation’s current website ( by incorporating new functionality and enhancing existing functionality.  The website is built on Drupal 7, and the firm must be able to effectively work within the Drupal 7 platform.  The selected firm will work closely with the Bush Foundation’s communications staff to develop the functionality and ensure they meet the needs of the Foundation. Ongoing technical support of the website is desired.

Because the Foundation focuses its activities on Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, we are very unlikely to select a development firm from outside that area.

A proposal is desired by end of day Friday, May 17, 2013.

Project Background: The Bush Foundation’s current website was launched in May 2011.  The current website has many features that work well; however, new needs have arisen due to a new strategic framework led by a new president. We seek a website development firm that will help us meet the new needs and that is willing to work in a phased approach of development. The firm should be interested in being a long-term partner that will provide ongoing support and potentially future development. The firm will work with communications staff who are knowledgeable in website development and Drupal.  There is also a preview website for testing that mirrors the public website.  Enhancing the preview website would also be part of the project.

Project Scope: The project will require the following involvement and deliverables:
  • Analyze the current Bush Foundation website to identify performance issues that may impact the website enhancements outlined in this document. Propose a plan and budget to fix these issues in consultation with Bush Foundation communications staff.
  • Work with the Bush Foundation's communications staff to design new layouts and organize revised website content using a new strategic framework (under development).
  • Develop wireframes and other UX elements.
  • Develop a searchable grants database.  Explore the possibility of dynamic updates from the GIFTS SQL database. If dynamic updates are not possible, develop a searchable grants database that supports frequent importing of data (for example, via .xlsx or .csv files).
  • Develop functionality to allow grantees to report and share stories related to their work.
  • Enhance the ability to link content.  For example, the story a grantee shares about their work would be linked to their grant in the database.
  • Provide ongoing technical support for the website. 
Proposal Requirements:
  • A brief description of the process you would use to interact with Foundation staff in all phases of the project and to provide the deliverables described.
  • Information about any special considerations for developing the website functionality.
  • Samples of at least three website projects that demonstrate your experience and effectiveness in building Drupal websites.
  • A summary of the professional background and skills of the developers who would be assigned to this project.
  • A price estimate for development and project management services with your underlying assumptions. A broad range estimate is acceptable.
  • Contact information for at least three clients. 
Selection Process: The Foundation will interview up to four respondents to explore the development firm’s capabilities, ideas, and questions, and to evaluate what the working relation would be like, before it selects a single development firm. A proposal revisal may be required after the pitch and interview. We intend to select a website development firm by June 7, 2013.

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Quality of previous work and experience, including extensive experience in the creation of Drupal web platforms.
  • Experience working with nonprofits or foundations.
  • Ability to deliver proposal requirements in the suggested timeframe.
  • Cost effectiveness. 
Assumptions: The Bush Foundation is not liable for any cost associated with the preparation of the proposal or any other costs incurred by any firm or individuals prior to their selection as the developer.

Submitting your proposal: Please submit one copy by end of day on Friday, May 17, 2013, via email or mail to:
Brian Fier
Bush Foundation
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E900
Saint Paul, MN  55101
(651) 379-2270

Please note that Brian Fier will be out of the office April 29 - May 5, 2013. Questions will be answered before or after those days.

Thank you in advance for your response and your interest in the Bush Foundation.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Request For Proposals For Website Design And Development Services

Issued: April 22, 2013
Due: May 16, 2013 5:00 PM EST


1.0. Background.

The Center City District (CCD), founded in 1990, is a private‐sector business improvement district whose mission is to enhance the vitality of Center City Philadelphia as a thriving 24‐hour downtown that is a competitive setting for business, a preferred place to live and a destination to visit, with a public environment that is clean, safe and attractive. The CCD manages and maintains four parks and plazas which are individual attractions meant to enliven and enrich the lives of those who live, work and play in Center City. These parks vary in size and scope and are currently represented on the CCD’s main website at With the opening of Sister Cities Park in spring 2011 and Dilworth Plaza next summer, the scope of the parks CCD manages has grown to now warrant a stand‐alone parks’ website.


2.0. Website Development

Services of a Web design firm are required to design and develop a website for the parks and plazas managed by the CCD. The firm will develop a strategy to create a dynamic website focused on promoting the four parks and plazas as attractions with amenities, ongoing programming, special events and rental opportunities. The selected firm should incorporate into the design components of the parks’ branding and visual identity. The firm will assess the content needed to effectively promote these spaces and develop effective, easy‐to‐use navigation. The site should be created using responsive design, so that people can easily access the site on any device. CCD staff will provide copy for the site.

2.1. Website Design

The firm will design a site that is dynamic and engaging. The site needs to serve a variety of audiences, including people who live in, work in and visit Center City Philadelphia. The firm will create graphics to attract and engage the viewer to the parks we manage, while creating a distinct presence for each park based on the size of the venue and scope of its amenities, programming and events.

For More details about the Web Design RFP, Please visit:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for a Drupal Website Design Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - for a Drupal Website and Website Design Services

I. Project Summary

The Amherst Town Library is seeking a website developer to create a content management system using Drupal that will expand library web services to meet the needs of the public and improve our information and service delivery processes. The solution will add innovative functionality to Amherst Town Library website as well as improve the capability to contribute rich content to the site on an ongoing basis.

II. About the Amherst Town Library

Since 1892 the Amherst Town Library has served the needs of the residents of Amherst, New Hampshire. Amherst is a quiet community located in southern New Hampshire's Souhegan Valley. With a population of approximately 12,000 residents and a land area of nearly 35 square miles, it is a growing suburban community with a long and rich colonial history. The community prides itself on preserving its many desirable historic and rural characteristics. The Amherst Town Library sits in the heart of Amherst village, an area well known for its history and beauty.

The Amherst Town Library is committed to providing quality, professional, and innovative service combined with a personal touch that contributes to the overall the quality of life for the community. The Amherst Town Library has been noted as one of the top five public libraries in NH. It serves approximately 6,000 cardholders and maintains a collection of over 70,000 items, including printed books, audiobooks, music, videos, DVDs, magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Our extensive selection of electronic resources includes general and specialized subscription databases, a directory of suggested websites, downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, and the library catalog.

The library regularly holds programs and special events for children, adults, teenagers, and families. A listing of programs is maintained on our online calendar of events, departmental blogs, and published in a biweekly email newsletter. The library is governed by a ten member Board of Library Trustees and employs twenty staff members.

III. Purpose

The Library’s current website ( is maintained using outdated software that limits both staff contribution and website functionality. The site lacks visual appeal and does not convey the level of professionalism we desire. Presently, the site is cluttered and visitors do not always find what they are looking for. Our current web presence includes the main site (maintained with Macromedia MX), blogs (using Blogger), the library catalog (powered by Polaris), links to vendor databases and e-content, an event calendar, museum pass and meeting room reservation system (using Library Insight), photos (on Flickr), a Facebook page, and limited e-commerce (using Paypal).

With a new website, the library seeks to enhance the site’s visual appeal, improve capability for content creators to contribute to the site, streamline navigation and structure for easier content discovery, and enhance functionality to integrate with both established and emerging web services and social media sites.

IV. Project Scope

The selected provider will be responsible for:

A. Working with Amherst Town Library representatives to identify what features and services are to be included in the new design.
B. The redesign of the Amherst Town Library home page and creation of templates to implement a consistent page layout across all web pages, including, at minimum

1. ADA compliant design
2. Adherence to current web design standards, such as those published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
3. Mobile compliant design

C. The inclusion of the following minimum features and functionalities:

1. Document management functionality that empowers Amherst Town Library staff to publish documents directly to the website in as few steps as possible - preferably with enforceable file naming conventions
2. Automatic link checking
3. Site search, including advanced search capabilities at the option of the surfer
4. Dynamic site index
5. Staff directories
6. The ability to post current topics on the home page
7. Website analytics for organizational analysis and retention
8. Forms development tool(s) to enhance staff ability to obtain input from the public
9. Time-based publishing and expiration of content
10. Blogging capability
11. Print and email functionality for all pages
12. An intuitive, web browser accessible WYSIWYG interface for content management users who do not have HTML skills
13. A web browser accessible HTML interface for users who choose to edit the HTML code directly.
14. Web browser accessible administrative controls that enable administrative staff to allow and disallow content management functions based upon user or group identification

D. The inclusion of the following optional features and functionalities:

1. Brand Identity/Logo Design
2. Library Insight Features
3. Page archival and versioning that will allow CMS users to retrieve older versions of web pages for publishing back to the website

E. The training of three staff members for administrative management of the system
F. A minimum of one year of maintenance and technical support.

V. Schedule

Proposals due: May 24, 2013.
Contract award: June 15, 2013.
Public site launch: September 20, 2013.

VI. Assumptions

A. Amherst Town Library staff will maintain all web page content on an ongoing basis. Content changes will not be the responsibility of the solution provider.
B. The maximum funding available for this project is approximately $5,000. Proposers are encouraged to include features and functionality not identified within this document which may further meet the objectives of the project.

VII. Proposal

A. Each proposal will include a detailed description of the proposed solution and a basic project plan that will serve as a progress guide throughout implementation.

B. Each proposal must include access to an online demonstration or live version of the content management system including the user and administrative interfaces.

C. Each proposal must clearly identify the per unit and total costs of each element included in the proposed solution.

D. Each proposal must clearly identify system requirements, both server and client, to make the solution fully operational.

E. The first year of maintenance and support to include technical support and maintenance services shall be identified and included in the proposed price.

F. Each proposal will include references, preferably from recent installations with public organizations. Reference information must include a link to the live website, contact phone number and mailing address, and identification of the length of the relationship with each reference, at a minimum.

G. Each proposal shall identify and include the professional credentials of the project manager and other team members assigned to this project. H. Four (4) copies of each proposal shall be provided.

I. Contract terms, if any, that proposer will require if its solution is selected.

VIII. Evaluation Criteria

Representatives from the Amherst Town Library will use the following evaluation points, and possibly others, in the selection process.

A. Experience of provider and assigned personnel with similar projects.
B. Total cost, one-time and recurring.
C. Potential to impact internal operations.
D. Potential to impact public use of web services.
E. Ability to meet minimum functionality expectations.
F. Scalability to accommodate future growth.
G. Availability of support and maintenance services

IX. Information
(603) 673-2288

All questions are to be directed to:
Sarah Leonardi, M.L.S.
Head of Circulation & Public Services
Amherst Town Library
14 Main Street
Amherst, NH 03031
Phone (603) 673-2288 Fax (603) 672-6063

Friday, 19 April 2013

Oregon Strawberry Commission - Request for Proposals Website Redesign

The Oregon Strawberry Commission (OSC) is soliciting responses to its request for a proposal (RFP) to provide website redesign services.

OSC’s intent for this RFP is to award a Personal Services Contract.

I. OSC Background

The OSC is a commodity commission created in 1967 under ORS 576 and representing 90
producers in the state of Oregon. The OSC is funded by grower dollars and is administered by a board comprised of five growers, one handler, and a public member. State law authorizes the commission to fund commodity promotion and marketing (not branded), education, and research activities related to the commodity.

As an Oregon Commodity Commission, the OSC collects an assessment from strawberry
producers. Commodity Commissions are state agencies and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) conducts oversight of the commissions. All contracts are reviewed by the ODA and, depending on the amount of the contract, the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ). Commodity Commissions are audited and budgets are established each year in a public hearing process.

Commodity Commissions follow Oregon’s public meeting and record laws.

The Oregon strawberry industry is comprised of approximately 90 growers and 10 handlers who produce strawberries on 1,900 of acres in the Willamette Valley. The majority of Oregon strawberries are sold as processed berries.

V. RFP Timeline Estimated completion dates
A. RFP released ............................. Monday, April 15, 2013
B. Proposals are due by .................... Noon on Friday, May 10, 2013
C. Review of proposals and interviews ... Monday, June 3, 2013
D. Notification of contract award .......... Tuesday, June 4, 2013
E. Protests must be submitted by Noon ...... Monday, June 10, 2013
F. Contract formulation begins .............. Friday, June 14, 2013
G. Work begins upon final approval of contract ..........Monday, July 1, 2013

RFP Source Link:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Website Redesign for Trinity Lutheran Church and School Portland

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Website Redesign for Trinity Lutheran Church and School Portland

  • Date of Issue: April 10, 2013
  • Closing Time and Date for Applications: Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Applications must be emailed to:
  • Deadline for Questions: Monday April 29, 2013
  • Questions by email:
Contact Person: Ime Etuk, Chair, Marketing and Recruitment Action Committee
Trinity Lutheran Church and School
5520 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97218


Trinity Lutheran Church and School has provided top-quality services to meet the educational, spiritual, and physical needs of the community for 122 years. It is the third oldest continuously operating private school in the Portland metropolitan area. The school offers elementary education through the 8th grade as well as Kindergarten and 3- and 4-year-old Pre-School and extended care. The church has a strong outreach program to the Latino community of the Cully Neighborhood and offers traditional, contemporary, and Hispanic worship services every Sunday.


Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Portland, Oregon ( is seeking to improve its web presence to provide a more inviting and helpful web site for prospective and current students and their families as well as prospective and current members of the congregation, alumni, and friends. The overall goals for the organization website are:

• To facilitate awareness on the part of the greater Portland metropolitan area of the educational, spiritual, and community services offered by Trinity.
• To improve and expand the marketing of the school to prospective students, thereby increasing enrollment.
• To promote better information to current students, parents, teachers, congregation members, and other interested parties concerning current and future activities.
• To further establish and grow a community of people working in or interested in Trinity’s mission of sharing the love of Christ with our community in whatever way we can.
• To expand resource and financial development opportunities for the organization.
• To expand the number of community members who are able to take advantage of the services Trinity offers. This would include content in languages other than English, especially Spanish.

Website Re Design RFP Source Link:

Request for proposals - Website redesign and branding

Issue Date: April 11, 2013
Closing Date: May 10, 2013
Closing Time: On or before 12:00 noon

Douglas Luker
Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Tiny
130 Balm Beach Road West
Tiny, ON L0L 2J0

Redesign and branding of the Huronia Economic Alliance (HEA) Website:


The HEA comprises the four municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene Tay and Tiny. The
Alliance was formed in 2011 to pool both resources and efforts to strengthen the capacity of the area to develop and deliver a comprehensive and strategic economic development

The Vision Statement of the HEA:

By 2020, Huronia will become a well balanced open community linked closely to the Georgian Bay waterfront and economically founded upon education-led innovative industrial base, a world class (four season) tourism experience and health care services.

Areas of effort are currently focused on building community capacity in: education,
manufacturing, tourism, healthcare and agriculture-bioscience.

The HEA applied for and received a Provincial Grant for the branding and redesign of the
organization’s website . The website is currently hosted by Simcoe
County and is seen as the critical component of the HEA’s economic development
strategy/program to build awareness, promote business opportunities and brand the greater community as a location for the retention and attraction of business.

The intention of this RFP is to contract a web designer to build upon the foundation of the
current website, enhance and create the required content and links to support a fully
functioning economic development website.

RFP Source Link: