Request for bids on designing and creating a website, including some graphic design elements
We understand that you are not getting paid to bid on the project, so give us a level of detail in the bid that you feel is reasonable. We can go for more detail as we move through the selection process. However, the completeness of your bid will also affect the selection process.
We are looking for a design team or individual who can create a fairly complex, full featured website, along with some graphic design of a few key elements. We want the bidder to have design experience in most or all of the functions, features and elements of our proposed website. With your bid, please provide examples of any sites you have built in the past which show some of the type of features and design elements we are interested in creating. Please provide an overall time and a cost estimate with your proposal. The costs should also be broken down to some level of detail, i.e. costs for different features or sections of the website design, as well as graphic/logo design. Do this in a way that makes sense in terms of how you would structure your design work. If you see something in our proposal that you think can be improved, or something that is too ambitious/costly in our project, then please let us know what you would change and how. We are somewhat flexible in how we ultimately achieve our intentions. We would like to have the website completed in about 2 months or less from project start (we also have some flexibility here). Although our budget range is $3000-$5000 for this project, we also have some flexibility here as well.
Please also provide a recommendation for who would best host our website, and tell us why you recommend them.
In addition, recommend who would best serve us in accepting credit card payments and why.
If you see some obvious mistakes, omissions or have any questions at all concerning these specifications, please direct them to us and we'll clarify our requirements to the best of our ability.
We will be considering the following (not in order of importance) in selecting the winning bid:
* Proposed time and cost estimate with detailed breakdown
* Previous direct design experience in the features we need
* Feedback rating, testimonials and talks with previous clients
* Review of functioning websites, logos, and graphics you have designed in the past
* Suggestions for improvement and/or cost reductions
* Phone interview
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS