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RFP: Review of the Airport Cooperative Research Program Website

ACRP 11/12 Task 01
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to obtain proposals from professional services firms to conduct a review of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) website, and develop a plan to make appropriate updates, including the removal of deadlinks as well as the removal of unnecessary and duplicative pages.

Background
As part of the NAS, the TRB provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation. TRB convenes more than 200 standing technical committees with more than 8,000 active committee and panel members and annually hosts 20,000 attendees at different conferences. To manage the thousands of TRB’s members, TRB has implemented Aptify’s membership management software and customized it to fit the business needs.
The ACRP, a program within the TRB, seeks to identify solutions to airport industry issues and challenges. ACRP’s website, on the trb.org domain, is an integral component of our outreach strategy and ability to communicate with our practitioners. The current version of the ACRP website has been in use for at least the last five years. In actuality, several pages are probably much older than that. There have frequently been new pages added, both professionally designed as well as simple pages that were added by TRB staff, and major updates made to the most-visited pages. Numerous pages are poorly designed, contain out-of-date information, have duplicative information across more than one page, and/or contain dead links in several spots.

Objective
The objectives of this RFP are to obtain proposals from professional services firms to conduct two tasks: (1) Review ACRP webpages and develop a plan to update those pages, and (2) provide a roadmap, template, and/or guide for ACRP staff to manage ACRP web content.

Statement of Work
Task 1: Review all ACRP pages to identify those requiring updating.
The contractor will review all pages hosting information on ACRP webpages and provide a plan to update those pages. At a minimum, dead links will either be fixed or removed, pages with duplicative information will be consolidated, and poorly designed or edited pages will be improved.
Task 2: Provide a roadmap, template, and/or guide for managing the ACRP webcontent.
The staff responsible with maintaining the ACRP website are not web-designers. Contractor shall provide easy-to-use templates (no more than 5 templates) that would guide staff with
adding new pages to the ACRP website. Additionally, a roadmap and/or schedule that staff could follow for ensuring that webpages and the information included on them are kept current, will be developed for at least a single 12-month period following the conclusion of the contract.
Any design changes will need to conform with ACRP design standards.
Contractor shall not have access to TRB’s content management system but ACRP staff will assist with providing any back-end information necessary to conduct the review. Contractor shall develop pages within TRB’s design guidelines.

Proposal Schedule
The following schedule for soliciting and evaluating Offeror proposals:
August 11, 2021
Issue RFP
September 28, 2021
Offeror’s proposal due by 5:00 p.m. ET
October 22, 2021
Offeror Selection
Please note that NAS reserves the right to amend this schedule at its sole discretion.
Electronic copies of Offeror Proposals shall be uploaded via this link https://www.dropbox.com/request/mY5wcS9Gosg3TRT9Nzon. Proposals are due not later than 5:00 p.m. ET on September 28, 2021.

For additional questions, please contact Matt Griffin at mjgiffin@nas.edu or Marci Greenberger at mgreenberger@nas.edu.

This Summary Last Modified On: 8/16/2021

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