Contract Alert! Seeking Contractors for Web Development, Design and Support


We are currently seeking Web Development, Design and Support Services as part of our collaborative sagebrush conservation partnership with the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The IWJV has a number of web service needs that focus on communicating about partner successes, habitat conservation and latest science to internal and external audiences. The key audiences to IWJV’s online and offline communications include federal agencies, state fish and wildlife agencies, non-governmental organizations (e.g., land trusts, bird conservation groups, national game species groups, etc.), legislators and decision-makers, private corporations, private landowners, tribes, universities, and more.

Please review the Web Development, Design and Support Service Requirements and Required Qualifications closely. To apply, please review the full request for proposals here and submit the required application materials addressing the elements outlined in this request to Sarah Marquart at no later than 5pm on April 7, 2017.

Possible services to be requested by the IWJV include: building websites, creating pages on existing websites, providing technical support, training to IWJV staff on website management, editing and reviewing online written and visual content, advising on communication campaigns, providing advice and support for new and existing multi-media components, etc.

Desired outcomes of web development, design and support services include:

  • Easy-to-use content management system allowing IWJV staff to manage and add content with limited training.
  • The Contractor will provide this training, as needed. Webpages and content that is intuitive for technical and non-technical users (audiences) with simple navigation and logical information architecture.
  • Strong security for all websites on which work is conducted on behalf of the IWJV. If any unauthorized entrances occur, the IWJV must be notified immediately.
  • The latest search engine optimization, mobile-friendly practices, platforms, and features.
  • A visually engaging and dynamic website for diverse users.
  • Technical support to IWJV staff throughout the term of the BLM agreement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill in web development and design with reference websites relevant to this project.
  • Familiarity with producing websites for wildlife or land conservation organizations, preferably in the western U.S.
  • Capacity to produce website within identified time frames and within budgets.
  • Demonstration of satisfied clients in web development and design and support services.
  • Experience creating content management systems for websites that allow clients to manage their own websites (platforms of interest include Drupal, Squarespace and Wordpress).
  • Demonstrated skill in developing visually engaging and dynamic social media and mobile-friendly websites.
  • Experience providing ongoing technical support, web content management advice, and training to clients.

Submitting Qualifications: To be considered, in addition to the “Proposal Requirements” listed in the full request for proposals, please submit the following:

Cover Letter (1-2 pages): Please summarize your approach to web development, design and support services, and describe how you meet the Required Qualifications of this project. Please provide at least three websites you have produced and supported that best reflect your work and relevancy to this project. Provide a list of project staff and a brief summary of their professional experience, training, and education. Provide current reference information (phone and email) for three former or current clients. Include your hourly rate in the cover letter.

Evaluation: Qualifications will be evaluated by the IWJV and scored on a scale of 0-50. Evaluation criteria include “Qualifications”, “Web Design”, and “Hourly Rate”. Notification will be provided to all respondents within 30 days of the submission deadline. Incomplete qualification packages will not be reviewed.