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Request for Proposals: Website Design/Build

Project Overview

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD or District) seeks a contractor to design and build a newwebsite that will provide a rich, engaging, and successful user experience within the proposed timeline.The redesigned website will reflect MCWD’s brand identity as a leader in sound science and buildingpartnerships to implementing high-impact water quality projects and policy change that integrates landuse and water planning. MCWD desires a website that is visually compelling, easy to navigate, accessibleto all users, integrates MCWD Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)/web services, and is easy toadminister and maintain. In addition to the website development, the contractor will bring holisticdesign support and create content (written and visual) to best show and tell the organization’s story andmeaningfully present water and project data. This project is Phase II of MCWD’s website rebuild processand will use the Phase I audience research and Content Strategy from 2019-2020 as a foundation toinform the design/build and content creation. The new website will launch in October 2022.

Proposal and Project Timeline

• RFP released December 17, 2021

• Letter of Interest + Questions due January 7, 2022 by 11:59pm CST

• Answers returned from MCWD by January 11, 2022

• Proposals due January 19, 2022 by 11:59pm CST

• Finalist interviews January 31, 2022 – February 4, 2022

• Contractor selected by February 24, 2022

• Project kickoff March 2022

• Launch of updated site October 2022


All questions, letters of interest and proposals must be directed via email to: Helen Schnoes, Outreach Manager at: