Website Development Services
The Eagle Valley Library District (“Library District”) invites qualified applicants to submit proposals for web development services.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL
Proposals may be submitted by email to email@example.com, to be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2022. All correspondence should be marked “WEB DEVELOPMENT SERVICES”.
Any questions concerning the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) should be submitted via email to:
Eagle Valley Library District
600 Broadway Street
P.O. Box 240
Eagle, CO 81631
The Eagle Valley Library District was established November 3, 1992, by a vote of the Eagle County electorate. The Library District operates under the laws of the State of Colorado and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners. The Library District is comprised of three libraries; Avon, Eagle and Gypsum. The population within the Library District boundaries is approximately 42,000 and 65% of households have access to the Internet at home. The major industry in the area is skiing. Vail Ski Resort is adjacent to the Library District and Beaver Creek is within the service limits. Like many resort areas the population increases significantly during the ski season resulting in the libraries serving many visitors, seasonal residents, and second homeowners in addition to the year-round population. The Library District offers a wide array of programming and materials to serve citizen and visitor needs including a collection of 294,744 items, adult, teen and children’s programs, public Internet access stations, Wi-Fi access, a literacy outreach program, maker space and meeting rooms. The total door count of library users for all three locations in 2021 was 230,690 and the circulation (checkout) of materials totaled 335,293.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Library District intends to engage vendors to provide Web Development Services as described herein for the duration of the project.
The current version of the Library District’s website was launched in 2015 and is running on Drupal 7, which will reach its end of life on November 1, 2023. The site was developed by Electric Citizen and is hosted by Marmot Library Network. Exhibit A includes a comprehensive breakdown of 2021-2022 site usage. Considering the website has become a lifeline and a first point of contact for many patrons, it is critical for the site to integrate with library platforms, while also providing easy navigation and searching.
To keep pace with the growth of digital information access, the Library District is looking for updated and forward-thinking Information Architecture (IA), User Experience (UX) and Content Strategy. The vision is to greatly simplify discoverability and provide optimal UX for patrons, while having proper tools for content management and continued growth. This project should result in a website that promotes the dynamic and evolving services the Library District offers and provides simple and effective staff tools to keep the website up-to-date and inviting while providing an easy, user-focused experience.
The Library District wants to increase customer engagement, both on and off the website and be able to make informed decisions on content. To do that, it is critical for the Library District to have constant access to reports concerning expired links or ADA compliance, as well as have access to the site’s analytics.
Access the full RFP including goals and objectives of the project here.