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CALL TO GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Request for Proposals for Website ReDesign and Development

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CALL TO GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Request for Proposals for Website ReDesign and Development


The Sonoma-Mendocino Economic Development District (SMEDD) is initiating a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor qualified to plan, execute, and deliver an ADA-compliant website for SMEDD built on the WordPress platform.

SMEDD requires a vendor who has demonstrated experience in managing website projects and expertise with best practices regarding successful website architecture, design, development, and deployment.

SMEDD seeks a vendor that will provide a dedicated Project Manager, messaging strategist, UI/UX designer(s), and expert WP developer(s) for the following services:

  •  Project Core Elements:
    o Research and discovery, including kick-off meeting
    o Client portal that acts as a one-stop shop for the project team, schedule, creative index, additions to the project and more
  •  Content and Messaging
    o Brand exploration and key messaging
    o Content development
    o Training on how to use the website
  • Website Core Features:
    o Design process (sitemap, wireframes, moodboards and style guide, and mockups) built on the WordPress platform
    o Responsive design and development so the site works on mobile and desktop devices
    o Best practices in code for Search Engine Optimization
    o Header/footer, home page, and core page builder elements
  • Website Pages:
    o 4-6 key pages (i.e. About Us,Goals and Objectives, Board Documents, Contact, etc…)
    o Social media Integration
  • Advanced features that integrate with the whole site or key features:
    o Multi-language options
    o General site announcement
    o Mailing list sign-up integration and/or form
    o Compliance with ADA and Cookies (GDPR and CCPA)
  • Launch
    o Quality assurance and testing across multiple browsers and devices
    o Verify: sitemap.xml, Google Analytics, 301 redirects, forms
    o Server/DNS configurations and customer support
    o Launch the website
  • Optional Ongoing Services:
    o Hosting
    o WordPress Software Updates
    o Monthly retainers for design or development needs

The projected budget for the redesign and launch is between $25,000 and $35,000.

Proposals due September 6, 2022

See full details HERE