Applicant Deadline: December 4, 2023
Start Date: Mid December 2023
Completion Date: February 2024
Seeking consultants to design and develop a visual and structural website re-vamp for the Inter-Council Network and Spur Change.
Send any questions to:
Mateo Gomez, Communications Officer, ICN (Inter Council Network) (email@example.com)
John Kunicki, Communications and M&E Lead, Spur Change (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send proposals to:
Solange Mudohogora, National Program Manager, ICN (Inter-Council Network) (email@example.com)
Andréanne Martel, Director, Spur Change (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About ICN and Spur Change
The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, and represent more than 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. For more information about the Inter-Council Network, please visit https://icn-rcc.ca/en/
Spur Change is a program of the ICN. The Spur Change program is a 5-year pilot initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, aiming to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations (SMOs) to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main outcomes of the program are to increase the engagement of Canadian SMOs in international development and increase the engagement of Canadians, particularly youth, as global citizens. For more information about Spur Change, please visit: http://icn-rcc.ca/spurchange/
About the Project
As Spur Change’s 5-year timeline comes to a close, the ICN and Spur Change are looking to create a re-vamped ICN website which a) updates the ICN’s visual identity to better reflect its work across the councils and internal programming, as well as updates the website structure and user experience; and b) integrates Spur Change’s current website into a legacy space where information about Spur Change’s work and programming can still be accessed.
Currently, Spur Change’s website exists as a subsection of the ICN website (https://icn-rcc.ca/en/spurchange/), as well as the Spur Change Resource Library (https://spurchangeresource.ca/en/) and RBM101 (https://spurchangeresource.ca/en/training/rbm101/). Both the Resource Library and RBM101 are managed externally from the ICN website structure, but maintaining their access from the re-vamped ICN site is vital. The re-vamped ICN site will need to be updated to reflect current accessibility standards, as well as continuing to be fully available in English and French.
Seeking website development consultants to design and develop a visual and structural website re-vamp for the Inter-Council Network and Spur Change.
In summary, our updated website will need:
Full accessibility in English and French.
Integration of existing ICN logo and branding with improvements suggested as necessary.
Integrating the current Spur Change website pages into a legacy space on the ICN website.
Ability to link location points to media-rich stories including text, videos, photos, and other information and data formats.
In alignment with best accessibility practices for users with disabilities.
Intuitive navigation, internally within the ICN website and to the Spur resource library.
Mobile responsive design.
Clean and focused design.
All applicable content imported from current site.
Optimized with SEO best practices.
Integration with G4A analytics software.
Clear path to conversion/lead generation.
Social media / YouTube integration.
Directs traffic to the ICN’s website for further engagement.
Possibly work in collaboration with other consultants to integrate a pre-existing HTML self-paced course (RBM101) (currently hosted on a different platform).
Please include the following in your proposal response:
Confirmation of availability in the timeframe indicated;
Information regarding the consultant (or team), ability to working English and French would be an asset
Concept note including A) Proposed option(s) of platforms; B) Proposed initial visual ideas(s); C) Proposed changes to website structure; D) Outline of your website design & development strategy; E) Proposed timeline from kickoff to website launch;
Preliminary budget, daily rate, and estimate level of efforts (number of days);
Recent design & development examples;
Any key differentiators about you?;
List any assumptions of internal support from the ICN (time, expertise, access to digital tools or resources) to ensure the completion of the deliverables on time and budget proposed.
Thank you for your interest in responding to this RFP with a proposal for our new website. We look forward to your response.