In conversations with departments around the University, the Drupal implementation team has identified a need for consultants that users University-wide will be able to hire to help with website development, implementation, and migration to the Drupal platform.
As a result, University IT is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to enter into University-wide contract(s) as called for to assist collegiate and non-collegiate units move from their current web content management system to the University-wide Drupal platform and/or develop Drupal sites.
This process will result in a University-wide contract with a common pool of approved consultants—with negotiated rates and agreed upon terms and conditions—eliminating the need for RFPs for individual contacts up to $250,000.
Some of the consultant needs identified include:
Drupal website development
Custom Drupal responsive theme development
Drupal website design
Custom template design
Drupal best practices implementation
Migration from current web content management solution to University-wide Drupal platform
Incorporation of usability and accessibility features in website design
Design websites for mobile devices
Design websites with integration with social media
Quality Assurance (QA) design and testing
Database incorporation in website design
Build websites capable of being efficiently maintained in-house after migration has been completed
We are working to identify the timeline for completing this process, and more information and updates will be posted on the Web CMS/Drupal Initiative web site as they become available.
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-- John Starr Business Analyst Office of Information Technology University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (612) 624-3668