Monday, 25 November 2013



YWCA Moncton is seeking an agency to design, build, and launch a new organizational website and provide consultation on database- and app-related needs. This work is part of a larger project focused on using new media to engage youth and understanding how Moncton’s non-profit sector can use new media to deliver on its missions. This project is supported by the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick’s Community Innovation Fund.

The new website will also advance YWCA Moncton’s mission, which is to support and empower women – and their families – through advocacy and integrated services that foster independence, wellness, and equity for all. The website will enhancing YWCA Moncton’s communications capacities and offer information on YWCA Moncton services, initiatives, and events. The website will also address issues affecting women and boost the visibility of YWCA Moncton’s advocacy work.

A new website is also crucial for YWCA Moncton at this time as the organization has experienced revitalization and renewal over the past 4 years and our existing website no longer accurately represents our organization. YWCA Moncton requires website that captures the organization’s growth, and drives membership and fundraising. 

Consultation services on integrating database- and app-related solutions for information management, communications, etc. will enhance YWCA Moncton’s internal infrastructure, strengthening the agency’s growth.

Attached is the entire Request for Proposals (RFP) package. Any questions regarding the project should be sent in writing to by November 15th, 2013. All responses to the RFP are due no later than 4:00pm on December 6th, 2013.

Beth Lyons
Associate Director, YWCA Moncton
(506) 855-4349


Request for Proposals Website Design

Request for Proposals Website Design

Issue Date: November 15, 2013
Closing Date: December 16, 2013
Closing Time: On or before 12:00 noon 

Request for Proposal – Champlain Commemorations 2015 Committee Website Creation


The Champlain Commemorations 2015 Committee is an organization which incorporates, but is not limited to four main partners. These partners include The Township of Tiny, Town of Penetanguishene, Town of Midland and the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation. Working together as a collective whole, the Steering Committee is committed to the promotion of Huronia as a historically significant region in the creation of Canada. The committee is working towards the commemoration of Samuel de Champlain’s voyage and exploration of Huronia in 1615 through special events and legacy initiatives. 

The Champlain Commemorations 2015 Committee applied for and received an Ontario Trillium Grant for the purpose of strengthening regional tourism in Huronia by celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in the area. The grant is to support the committee in representing the three founding cultures (Aboriginal, French and English)in new and existing tourism events.

Proposal Invitation

The Champlain Commemorations 2015 Committee has initiated a Request for Proposal process to identify a vendor qualified to plan, execute and deliver the design of the Champlain Commemorations 2015 Website. The Champlain Commemorations 2015 Committee requires a vendor who has demonstrated experience in managing website projects and expertise with best practices regarding successful website design, development and deployment.

Objectives of this Project

The goal of this project is to design and implement the Champlain Commemorations 2015 website so that local residents, as well as, visitors to special events and our signature event can easily navigate content, increase interest in visitorship and make our events more visually appealing. As well, the site would need to integrate social media including Facebook, Twitter and QR Codes.

Content Management System must include:

  1. Online, login-from-anywhere administration
  2. Pages are easily administered, modified, re-categorized, etc.
  3. Event Calendars
  4. Photo galleries
  5. News Feeds or News Sections
  6. Create a fully functional, bilingual website
  7. Social Media Feeds and sharing functionality
  8.  Volunteers Section                                                       
This site would need to be targeted towards a broad audience including; press, potential vendors, investors, sponsors, as well as the general public.

All proposals should be received by 12:00 pm on December 16, 2013. Submit your proposal by email to 


Thursday, 14 November 2013

RFP - Website Design & Development of County Website Content Management System

RFP - Website Design & Development of County Website Content Management System

OWNER: County of Osceola
301 West Upton
Reed City, MI 49677


County Coordinator
301 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677

Telephone: (231) 832-6196

The County of Osceola is seeking SEALED PROPOSALS for the design and development of a County Website Content Management System (CMS).

No Vendor may withdraw a Proposal within 60 days of the Proposal due date.

The specifications and forms for the project are available online at or upon request by calling (231) 832-6196. Questions may be directed to Dan Massy, Community Developer, at (231) 832-7397.

Bids must be on County forms, submitted and clearly marked “Website CMS SEALED Proposal” by 4:00 p.m. on December 9, 2013.

The owner reserves the right to accept any or all bids, in whole or in part, and to waive irregularities in any bid in the interest of the owner.

Osceola County Board of Commissioners
C/O Susan M. Vander Pol
301 W. Upton Avenue
Reed City, MI 49677

RFP Source:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Design and Development of a New Library Website - Nov 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Design and Development of a New Library Website
The Eagle Valley Library District in Eagle, Colorado is currently seeking bids for the design and development of a Drupal website. The RFP is being issued today, November 14, 2013 and can be found here:

Any questions or comments shall be submitted in writing to Cortni O'Brien ( no later than December 10, 2013. All questions and answers will be posted here:

The due date for response to the RFP is December 16, 2013. Your response must be sent to:

Ms. Cortni O'Brien, PR Librarian
Avon Public Library
PO Box 977
Avon, CO 80461

Notice to all proposers will be given by January 15, 2014. Thank you in advance for your response.

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


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Request for Proposal: Website Redesign for Seabury Resources for Aging

Request for Proposal: Website Redesign for Seabury Resources for Aging

Company Background Seabury Resources for Aging is a large DC area nonprofit with 9 programs serving more than 5,000 older adults and caregivers each year. Seabury’s mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity. The website is

Project Description Seabury is seeking a redesign of its website. The new site should include a content management system with levels of access, mobile accessibility, and make it easy for users to contribute and volunteer with Seabury.


The budget for this project is $24,000. Seabury is funded to begin this project immediately.

Design Requirements The design should utilize Seabury’s branding guidelines.

Seabury must own, have full access to and have the right to customize site code.
Some information from the current site including sign-ups for enewsletters should be used in the new site.

The blog, currently hosted outside of the site, should become part of the site.

The site should not use clip art but photos provided by Seabury. Photos should easily be swapped out for updated images.

In addition we would like a private log in for staff and board.

Our audiences include senior service providers, older adults, caregivers, donors and volunteers.
We want visitors to easily find information about our impact, services and housing communities, volunteer opportunities, and ways that they can support our work.

Functional Requirements The site should include:

  • Drop down application for housing
  • Virtual Tour of housing communities
  • A calendar of events, ideally linked to google calendars currently in use.
  • Provide an option for volunteers to sign up for projects.
  • Make it easy for site visitors to learn about Seabury’s work and impact - it should immediately communicate what we do through the use of images and text.
  • Incorporate calls-to-action including “Donate” or “Volunteer”
  • Allow media contacts to find the information they need quickly and easily
  • Include quick links to more information about Seabury
  • Use our blog more as a communication method
  • Incorporate social media prominently into the design
  • Quick access to our menu of email newsletter options
  • Use text, video and images that indicate that positive action is taking place
  • Levels of security so that staff can make updates to the sites with approval by site manager.
Estimated Project Duration The project can begin immediately and the new site should be operational ideally by March 2014.

Assumptions and Agreements Proposals will not be returned.

Proposal Requirements:

Proposals should include:
1. Where to find examples of your work.
2. List of current and past clients.
3. Describe the major publishing, design and content scheduling tools, give the pros and cons of each, and explain which they would suggest for Seabury based on the budget and scope of work.
4. How the website will be optimized for search engines.
5. Any special features that you will integrate into the site.
6. Security features you recommend including how to verify log in’s to the site.
7. Ownership of the site as well as any copyright issues you foresee and how to handle them.
8. Your fees and payment terms as well as invoicing schedule.

Submission Information Submit proposals by November 22 to
For Additional Information or Clarification Contact Kate Lewis, (202) 414-6312 or with any questions.

Anticipated Selection Schedule The selection will be made by December 5, 2013.


Request for Proposal Comprehensive Redesign of NAHMA Website

Request for Proposal Comprehensive Redesign of NAHMA Website

RFP Overview

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) desires a comprehensive redesign of its website, To do so requires identifying and retaining the services of a contractor who specializes in state-of-the-art website design and architecture to improve all design and performance aspects of the NAHMA website, including but not limited to:

* Visual appeal, readability, navigation ease of the site
* Functionality of e-commerce and search aspects within the site
* Compatibility with mobile devices
* User friendly content management system
* Integration with NAHMA’s social media sites
* Search engine optimization
* Integration of unique existing features, such as online searchable directories tied to NAHMA’s in-house custom database, NAHMA Maps, etc.
* Redirection of old URLs to new URLs (where new URLs are implemented)
* Creation of two sitemaps (one in HTML and one in XML)
* Other features as may be recommended by the contractor and agreed to by NAHMA

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from a contractor who specializes in state-of-the-art website design and architecture to work with NAHMA on the comprehensive redesign of


NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information, fosters strategic relations between government and industry and recognizes those who exemplify the best in affordable housing. Founded in 1990, NAHMA’s membership today includes the industry’s most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies.

NAHMA is the voice in Washington for 19 regional, state and local affordable housing management associations (AHMAs) nationwide.

For more information, please visit

Scope of Work

The selected contractor must be able to meet deadlines set by NAHMA for the comprehensive redesign of that include in part: 

  1. Dialogue with NAHMA staff and member representatives on website design and functionality recommendations.                                                                                                                                     = > Currently, the website encompasses some 250 webpages, two secure e-commerce pages, hundreds of links and PDFs, and two online search directories powered by uploaded data from NAHMA’s membership database. A comprehensive inventory of the current NAHMA website will be provided to the selected contractor (in the form of an Excel matrix) at project startup.                                                                                                                                            => NAHMA’s preliminary preference is for a LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP). Also, we prefer a responsive design framework (such as Bootstrap) that will ensure the redesigned site is mobile friendly using a standardized system.                                                                                                                            => As part of the redesign project, NAHMA is interested in receiving recommendations or bids for a new host for its new website.
  2. Submission of a detailed proposal, along with a set of three proposed visual/design comps, for the comprehensive redesign of the NAHMA website within 45 days of executing a contract with NAHMA. NAHMA will provide feedback to the contractor within 30 days of its receipt of the proposal and visual/design comps. (Wireframe designs are welcome as part of the design development process.)
  3. The contractor will incorporate NAHMA’s feedback and complete the comprehensive redesign and development of the NAHMA website within 90 days of receiving NAHMA’s feedback. During this process, the contractor will stay in touch with NAHMA and seek ongoing feedback whenever the contractor has a question or concern about the redesign project.
  4. Once the website goes live, the contractor will commit to fix any design or functionality problems identified within the first year of operation.
  5. The contractor will provide full documentation of the web site using GitHub in such a manner that other developers can understand how the site functions.
  6. The contractor will release all intellectual property rights to NAHMA upon full payment.
  7. The proposal should be all-inclusive covering any stock art or other third-party consultants.
  8. The contractor will take great care with existing inbound links to insure that search traffic is not lost to broken links.
  9. Search Engine Optimization is a very important component of this project. The contractor shall use a commercially available SEO monitoring service such as to track SEO improvements and ranking increases.
  10. The contractor will integrate NAHMA’s Google Analytics account into the project.
NAHMA Support
NAHMA will administratively support the contractor as follows: 

  • Provide a comprehensive matrix outlining the current site content and layout and pages/files that are active / important. 
  • Provide ongoing feedback as requested by the contractor.
  • Assume liaison role in coordinating feedback from NAHMA member representatives during the redesign process.
RFP Procedures

RFP responses should address the following criteria, which will be carefully assessed during the review process:
  1. Contractor’s credentials and experience in comprehensive redesign of websites (see Contactor’s Qualifications, pg. 4)
  2.  Ability to meet specific deadlines outlined in the RFP and the contract executed between NAHMA and the contractor (please note, financial penalties may apply for missed deadlines)
  3. A proposed “not to exceed” cost for providing all required deliverables in the timeframe outlined in this RFP, as well as an itemized breakdown of proposed costs
  4. References applicable to expertise
RFP and Project Timeline

Date Activity
Oct. 2, 2013 RFP published and announced
Nov. 11, 2013 RFP responses due
Nov. 11, 2013 NAHMA review of responses begins
Dec. 2, 2013 Review/follow up with contractors on proposals (if necessary)
Dec. 16, 2013 Final selection of contractor
Jan. 6, 2014 Execution of contract with NAHMA
Feb. 28, 2014 Detailed proposal for redesign with three visual/design comps due from contractor
Mar. 28, 2014 NAHMA comments due to contractor
June 28, 2014 Completely redesigned website ready to go live

Through June 2015 Contractor makes any fixes required to redesigned website
Please e-mail responses to (or questions regarding) this RFP to, and please also mail a hard copy of responses to: Scott McMillen, National Affordable Housing Management Association, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Contractor’s Qualifications

Please provide answers to the following questions in as efficient a manner as possible.


1) Provide a brief history of your company, including the number of years your firm has been in business and the number of years of experience in the association website design field.
2) Describe your company’s mission.
3) Provide a brief summary of your company’s operations.
4) How many employees work for your company and how many would be dedicated to this
5) Provide a partial list of your company’s customers and the type of services that you provide them.


6) Describe your company’s experience with similar programs/projects.
7) What distinguishes your company and your products from your competition?


8) Provide a detailed description of the work plan for comprehensive redesign of NAHMA’s
9) Describe your process for responding to information requests and updates from NAHMA.
10) Please provide your proposed total fee for executing the redesign of NAHMA’s website as outlined under RFP Overview on page 1 and Scope of Work on page 2. Please present as a total proposed “not to exceed” cost for providing all required deliverables in the time frame outlined in this RFP, as well as an itemized breakdown of fees.

11) Please list the organization name, contact person and telephone number of three (3)
references for similar projects, as well as a brief description of each project.

12) Provide any other information that you believe is pertinent to this Request for Proposal.