[Air-L] For information: Call for Bids on Redesign of ICANN.ORG

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 16:49:36 PST 2010

Hi, I am sharing this for information only should you have any links
with contractors/vendors interested in working on a $100k value
ICANN.org redesign project. The ICANN RFP Details and Q&A for vendors
and contractors can be read below and also found on:

Fouad Bajwa

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From: Scott Pinzon <scott.pinzon at icann.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 5:06 AM
Subject: Call for Bids on Redesign of ICANN.ORG
To: Scott Pinzon <scott.pinzon at icann.org>
Cc: Marc Salvatierra <marc.salvatierra at icann.org>

Dear Web Development Professional,

I’m sending this email to you to solicit proposals for the redesign
and redevelopment of the flagship website of the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN): http://www.icann.org.

ICANN is a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the
world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and
interoperable.  It promotes competition and develops policy on the
Internet’s unique identifiers (primarily, domain names, IP addresses,
and port/parameter numbers).

ICANN existed for 11 years with no formal communications department.
This year ICANN at last formed a dynamic new communications and
marketing department. But when you look at ICANN.ORG today, you can
see that the site grew organically and without a master aesthetic. As
a result, visitors to our site cannot always complete their tasks. We
are hoping that your organization’s skill and talent might provide the
solution to this problem.

The attached Request for Proposals conveys the results of our research
into who comes to ICANN.ORG and what they try to do. We seek a new
role-based navigation scheme that plays to six main visitor personas
we’ve identified. In addition, volunteers do most of the policy work
that ICANN is known for. Our redesigned site should provide a hybrid
platform that allows ICANN staff to use a CMS for authoritative
content, while our volunteer community can also collaborate and
contribute content by using wiki software.

Our RFP is attached in two parts: the RFP itself, a Word doc that also
contains our “Tone and Vision” requirements as an appendix; and an
Excel file that lists our detailed requirements. We’ve tried our best
to communicate our vision and detailed requirements in these
attachments. Please feel free to ask me any clarifying questions and I
will convey them to the appropriate parties for response. (In most
cases you will be interacting with Marc Salvatierra, ICANN’s Manager
of Web Development.)

We ask for your detailed responses to our RFP by 17 January, 2011.
(Note that due to ICANN’s international holiday hours, we will not be
available to interact with you from 24 December to 3 January.) We’re
excited at the prospect of having an appealing new website in 2011 and
hope you bring your best skills to bear on your proposal to us. Thanks
for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,

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Scott Pinzon, CISSP
Director of Marketing and Outreach

+1 (310) 279 2655

Fouad Bajwa

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