RFP for Website hosting, maintenance, & development Services

RFP addendum of Q&A’s was updated on 5/22/24.  See below for link.

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (the “Partnership”) is a nonprofit corporation, established under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code for the purpose of promoting and developing industry, commerce, and economic development in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis, creating high-quality business and employment opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life by advancing long-term, diversified growth throughout the St. Louis region.

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership developed a website to inform the public of its activities and accomplishments (the “Website”). For more information regarding the Website, please visit www.stlpartnership.com. The Partnership issues this Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) from qualified firms to host and maintain the Website, including 24/7 technical assistance, and to perform various development projects related to the Website as directed (the “Services”). The requested Services shall be for a one-year period with two successive options for the Partnership, at its sole discretion, to renew for terms of one year each. The contract issued pursuant to this RFP may include a period of up to three (3) years

Scope of Services
Pursuant to this RFP, the Services shall include, and the successful firm shall, at a minimum provide the following tasks for the Partnership’s Website:
1) Website Hosting
o This shall include, but is not limited to: (a) maintenance of a secure server, (b) regularly scheduled backups, and (c) regularly scheduled security scans.
2) Website Maintenance
o This shall include, but is not limited to: (a) WordPress core security updates, (b) WordPress plugin updates, (c) browser compatibility updates, and (d) 24/7 technical assistance.
3) Website Development, as directed by Partnership staff
o This may include, but is not limited to: (a) performing page edits, such as adding additional pages and a newsletter setup to the Website, (b) adding social media capabilities to the Website, (c) creating menu edits, and (d) performing sidebar edits.
o Trainings to educate Partnership staff on updating the final Website.

RFP has been updated as of 5/22/24 with Q&A answers – see the RFP with the addendum Q&A here.

Proposals Due By:
Friday, May 31, 2024, at 3:00 PM
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Erika Castillo
120 S. Central Ave., Suite 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(314) 615-7663
[email protected]