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

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Tue Dec 21 20:30:54 PST 2010

I was kinda hoping this was a call to redesign ICANN itself.....


Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, BS in Information Science & Technology Program
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
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On Dec 21, 2010, at 6:49 PM, Fouad Bajwa wrote:

> 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:
> https://community.icann.org/display/WebRedesign/Home
> --
> Regards.
> --------------------------
> Fouad Bajwa
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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,
> -- sp
> .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
> Scott Pinzon, CISSP
> Director of Marketing and Outreach
> +1 (310) 279 2655
> --
> Regards.
> --------------------------
> Fouad Bajwa
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