Invitation to tender: a new website for WFD

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Invitation to tender: a new website for WFD

February 17th, 2021

WFD is issuing an Invitation to Tender to procure the design and delivery of a new, fully accessible website at WFD.org, including: 

  • migration of existing website content
  • a new Content Management System with bespoke and dynamic functionalities
  • design of templates to improve user experience and ensuring full accessibility.

The closing date for bids is 23.59 GMT on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

For more information, please read the Invitation to Tender

Queries

What is the ideal launch date for the new website?

1 September 2021

What is the budget for the project?

£15,000 – £25,000

Which CMS is WFD currently using and why is it unsuitable?

The current CMS is WordPress.

The challenges WFD faces with the current CMS are:

  • Stability, integrations and maintenance – the core CMS installation does not fulfil our needs. It has been supplemented many third-party plugins to complement functionality. However, the different pace of updating each component and the CMS itself, mean the CMS needs constant maintenance and there is a high likelihood some front-end functions will be impacted by unforeseen plugin incompatibilities arising from core CMS upgrades.
  • Delegation, customisation of back-end, and security – we need to delegate tailored access to streamlined workflows for specific colleagues and WordPress and available plugins have not allowed us to do this easily, and, importantly, in a secure way.
  • Ease of use – As it is currently configured, the backend is confusing and difficult to navigate.

Does WFD have a preference for the new CMS at this stage?

No. We do not have a preference as to whether the CMS is  open source or enterprise

Where on your site where you are currently using Power Bi or Knack for data?

We are using Knack for data on the homepage in the ‘live data’ sections

Can you elaborate on “gov.uk levels of security”?

The site must meet the Government Digital Standard: Make things secure – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Who is multi-factor authentication intended for? 

It is intended for web site administrators and staff adding content

Are you looking to redevelop tracker.wfd.org or simply move it from its current subdomain into the main site?

We are looking to adapt the tool and develop a new tracker with different indices and data points

How much of the existing content will be migrated compared to new content (approximate split)?

Approximately 80% improved or modified existing content; 20% new content.

What would you describe as the key drivers behind this project?

Accessibility to differently-abled users and website visitors; ease of and delegated access to the backend; improved structure to better reflect priorities, approach and campaigns; high-level security

Where do you see the biggest challenges for this project?

Ensuring the needs of different audiences/users are met

What are the top 3 success measures for this project?

Website meets or better exceeds WCAG standards and is fully accessible; multiple colleagues have delegated access and feel confident updating the site; audience and user needs are fully met

How many suppliers are you planning on shortlisting?

At least 3-5, in line with our procurement policy

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