HARC Website Redesign Phase 1 RFP
HARC, the Houston Advanced Research Center, is a research hub that provides independent air, energy and water analysis to people seeking scientific answers, invites written Proposals from interested organizations or individuals (hereinafter referred to as “Proposer”) to the RFP as described herein.
In 2013, HARC underwent a complete rebranding and shifted its research focus to three content areas: air, water, and energy. Cross-sectional themes in our program of work include resilience, our living lab – the Woodlands, Texas headquarters that serves as a case study for sustainable building design - and our Geospatial & Analytics research. HARC also is building a climate research program focusing on climate risk in urban and coastal systems.
All initiatives and programs of work support and realize our mission: to provide independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers and to operate as a research hub focused on finding solutions for a sustainable future.
Our audience is changing and HARC’s online presence needs to respond to the more tech-savvy generation that is accessing our website. HARC seeks to reposition its web presence with a cleaner, more user-friendly experience with streamlined navigation and an enhanced, intuitive informational organization. There is content to be organized, a legacy to be honored, and our revised website needs to answer to today’s rapid-fire distribution of information with simpler communication strategies. We need to be able to share mile-wide content and expertise with an inch-deep dive.
The purpose of this RFP is to identify a fully qualified web designer and strategic marketer. Proposers are encouraged to include additional “value-added” services in their proposed lists of services to be provided, such as previous work with Isuu, previous work with Wix, SEO, video, animation, and various CRM functionality. HARC will evaluate the proposals that are received to select the Proposer best able to provide the scope of services per the requirements of this solicitation. HARC will rely on Proposer’s ability, expertise, and demonstrated knowledge of the requested services. Proposer shall be obligated to exercise the highest standard of care consistent with professional standards in performing its obligations. Proposer shall demonstrate to HARC’s satisfaction that it is of sound financial condition and is adequately bonded and insured, if requested.
*These dates are not binding and may change depending on the number of proposals received, staff availability for oral interviews and other intervening events.