Request for Proposal

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide some context/understanding as to why this is a 6 week project? That timeframe severely limits what can be achieved. For example, we would estimate to be a 4-5 month undertaking given that user testing alone can take 2-4 weeks to adequately test, review, and compile findings, plus stakeholder meetings, and other requirements.

We realize that this timeline may not be feasible and are willing to discuss, but would prefer the quickest turnaround.

The RFP does not overtly state (in the functionality breakdown on page 2) that there is a need for GIS integration or building a non-linear guided data exchange, or the use of SMS technology. Are you expecting these to be included in the site as part of this scope, or are you looking for partners with relevant experience for future projects/undertakings? 

GIS integration or the use of SMS technology is not needed for this RFP, but may be needed for future projects/undertakings.

Do you have a budget range in mind for this project? 

Not at this time. Upon receipt of proposal(s) and dependent on evaluation, LSLA Management will make a decision on the most reasonable price for the service being provided.

Can you confirm what is meant by “work with multiple organizations and stakeholders” — we would need to manage and drive consensus among these groups? Can you also confirm that we would have a primary point of contact for day to day interactions? 

Clarissa Ayala is the primary point of contact for day to day interactions. The only organizations or stakeholders with interest in our website are our partners and funders. Clarissa Ayala will take the lead on making sure that all grant/funder/partner requirements are fulfilled. Clarissa can be reached via email at cayala@lonestarlegal.org.

Has LSLA set an initial budget for this project? If so what is that?

Not at this time. Upon receipt of proposal(s) and dependent on evaluation, LSLA Management will make a decision on the most reasonable price for the service being provided.

Has LSLA set an ongoing support budget for this project? If so how many years is the contract renewable for?

Not at this time, but would appreciate that cost being part of any proposal.

How many content administrators are there expected to be within your organization after the site launch?

Right now we have 7, the capability for 10 would be great.

Will a Q&A be issued on your current site?

Yes.

For the current site can you provide the number of page views per month?

In the last 28 days, we have had 10,513 page views.

What is the average bandwidth usage per month?

Less than 5GB per month.

Can you provide current storage requirements?

200 GB of storage or more.

The RFP requests a great amount of information and in our experience of responding to both non-profit and government RFPs, we would generally need more than 10 pages for our response. Is the page count firm? 

No, please send us your proposal.