Fresno Housing Authority Issues Website RFP

Fresno Housing Authority Issues Website RFP

Fresno Housing (FH) is seeking a web-based solution that will allow staff to create, edit, and maintain the website (fresnohousing.org). The goal of this project is to update content and formatting on the current website to allow ease in an update, compatibility in multiple platforms and responsive design. The project also requires a solution that allows FH staff to create, edit, and maintain the website. Prior to submission, vendors must have successfully performed and/or completed updates and redesigns of other entities’ websites in the last year.

Background:

The Fresno Housing Authority (hereinafter, “the Agency”) is a public entity that has served as an affordable housing provider throughout Fresno County for over 75 years. Today, the Agency provides housing programs to 17,000 families under a variety of programs including Low Income Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Migrant Services, Farm Labor Housing, Emergency Housing, and others.

The Fresno Housing Authority consists of the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of the County of Fresno, each of which is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. The City Board is appointed by the Mayor. Five of the seven commissioners are appointed to four-year, staggered terms. The other two members are appointed to two-year terms from among the residents of housing owned by the Housing Authority. The County Board of Commissioners is structured in the same manner, except that the County Commissioners are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors.

Fresno Housing’s Vision: Make Fresno an engaged county, where all residents have access to quality housing that contributes to vibrant communities, and where all residents are empowered to achieve their educational and economic goals.

Fresno Housing’s Mission: Create and sustain vibrant communities throughout Fresno County.

Fresno Housing’s Strategic Goals: To accomplish its mission, the Agency focuses on four primary strategies as it works toward its broad, community-building mission:

– Place: Develop & expand the availability of quality affordable housing throughout the city &    county of Fresno by growing & preserving appropriate residential assets & increasing housing opportunities for low-income residents.

– People: Respect community needs & knowledge – by listening, learning, and researching – &   respond to issues compassionately, intelligently, & intentionally – by developing exceptional programs based on shared expectations.

– Public: Build support for housing as a key component of vibrant, sustainable communities through public information, engagement, and advocacy that promotes affordable housing &    supports the advancement of Fresno’s low-income residents.

– Partnerships: Collaborate to strengthen the Housing Authority’s ability to address the challenges facing Fresno communities.

Scope of Work:

Fresno Housing (FH) is seeking a web-based solution that will allow staff to create, edit, and maintain the website (fresnohousing.org). The goal of this project is to update content and formatting on the current website to allow ease in an update, compatibility in multiple platforms and responsive design. The project also requires a solution that allows FH staff to create, edit, and maintain the website. Prior to submission, vendors must have successfully performed and/or completed updates and redesigns of other entities’ websites in the last year.

This project does not include website hosting services as the current site is hosted on an off-site server farm. The current Fresnohousing.org (fh.org) site launched in 2011 built on a WordPress Content Management System (CMS). The website content has been updated numerous times, while WordPress has only upgraded a few times before reaching its current version of 4.9.6.

The current website has an audience that includes; 50,000+ FH residents, 250 FH staff, potential investors, community partners, media, and interested parties throughout the nation.

Most editing and configuration of fh.org is done via the FH Communications department. FH intends to distribute this responsibility throughout all of the FH departments (ten). For this reason, FH does not want limitations to the number of content editors allowed.

It is the intent of FH to select a vendor to provide services in each of the following categories: 1) Professional services, from concept to post-implementation review, for designing, developing, and implementing an updated FH website; 2) Knowledge, skills, and experience to implement the objectives; 3) Transfer of knowledge to the FH Staff; 4) A system solution for administration, development, publishing, editing, and management of fh.org by FH staff.

Fresno Housing utilizes its website (www.fresnohousing.org) as the primary platform for public communication with residents, elected and appointed officials and staff; other governmental agencies; the legislature; the media; the business community; internal staff and organizational committees; regional partners; project consultants; and the general public.

  1. The vendor will provide services to design, develop, and implement a new website for Fresno Housing.
  2. The system will be a responsive design to display properly on various devices, such as smartphones, PCs, tablets, etc.
  3. The system will provide multiple design style/template options with font/color/layout that maintain a consistent look and feel but provide variety for content editors.
  4. The public site will be ADA Section 508 Standards Compliant for viewing by visually or physically impaired individuals.
  5. OPTIONAL: Please describe your ability to provide for the creation of our own templates for use by content editor staff.

Due Date:

December 20th, 2018.

Address:

Fresno Housing Authority

Attention: Lyric Aguigam

1331 Fulton Street

Fresno, CA 93721

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