The Santa Clara Valley Water District – in San Francisco, California – is seeking a digital agency to develop, maintain and update a website for use by Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) staff to share information and provide updates to stakeholders, advertise grant opportunities, track grant awards, and improve coordination among Bay Area agencies and organizations.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is a public agency providing water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for Santa Clara County. It serves approximately two million people in 15 cities and unincorporated areas in the county. The cities and towns it serves are Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mt. View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. For more information about the District, visit www.valleywater.org. The IRWMP is managed by a group of local government agencies representing water-related interests of the Bay Area’s nine counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma; as well as Zone 7 in Alameda County.
The purpose of the IRWMP is to coordinate and improve water supply reliability, protect water quality, manage flood protection, maintain public health standards, protect habitat and watershed resources, and enhance the overall health of the Bay. A goal is to develop projects that are integrated and benefit as many of the water resource functional areas as possible with regional collaboration and perspective. To reach this goal, the IRWMP Coordinating Committee (CC) has collaborated in the development and update of the IRWMP. The current website has been used for posting announcements, providing meeting agendas and notes, as a platform for submitting projects through on-line forms, as a project database, and extracting the project information for review and ranking by committees. A separate listserv has been used for sending announcements directly to interested parties.
The audience for the website, the focus of the request for proposals, is broad and so it will need to serve as the basis for online routine use by agency staff as well as the landing place for stakeholders to access Bay Area IRWMP information. In general the website will be used to disseminate information, announce opportunities for involvement, and track projects submitted for grant applications (primarily for Department of Water Resources grants that make available state bond funding such as Proposition 50, Proposition 84, and Proposition 1).
More information is available by contacting Dannette Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals are due by March 4, 2016.