KAIELA ARTS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT – REQUEST FOR QUOTE

KAIELA ARTS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT – REQUEST FOR QUOTE.
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Kaiela Arts is seeking a consultant to develop a highly functional WordPress website that will maintain cultural integrity and user experience envisioned in a complete prototype that is currently in development.


The developer will be required to deliver according to the supplied prototype’s design and interaction details to preserve the intended user experience and to ensure a user-friendly content management system that enables easy updating and management of multimedia elements.

The full website prototype will be supplied to the developer as a Figma file for conversion to HTML and CSS by Monday 3 June 2024. The developer will have access to the designer throughout the development process. The desired date of completion of the website is Monday 15th July 2024.

First Nations businesses are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Please see below for a detailed project brief and instructions on how to submit a quotation.

Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 7th February 2024

KAIELA ARTS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT 2024 BRIEF & REQUEST FOR QUOTE

Kaiela Arts is seeking a consultant to develop a highly functional WordPress website that will maintain cultural integrity and user experience envisioned in a complete prototype to be supplied to the developer as a Figma file.

The developer will be required to deliver according to the supplied prototype’s design and interaction details to preserve the intended user experience. The prototype will envision a responsive and interactive design that optimises fast load times and overall performance of a content rich website – a universally accessible platform for diverse audiences across various devices. This may include interactive features like virtual tours to enhance user engagement with our artworks, and implementation of SEO best practices tailored to promote Aboriginal art/culture. The developer will need some understanding or arts and creative practices and to be culturally competent, engaging with Aboriginal staff, artists and community members in a process of iterative testing and feedback to ensure the website’s content is presented with respect and accuracy.

The website will need to provide a user-friendly content management system to enable easy updating and management of multimedia elements, as well as integrating social media platforms to promote sharing and engagement. We will require post-launch support and analytics to track user behaviour and make informed improvements. Provision of training to staff on managing the website, and content management, will be essential for smooth ongoing operations.

The full website prototype will be supplied to the developer as a Figma file for conversion to HTML and CSS by Monday 3 June 2024. The developer will have access to the designer throughout the development process. The desired date of completion of the website is Monday 15th July 2024.

First Nations businesses are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Required Skills and Experience

The developer must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • 1. Technical Proficiency: in front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP.
  • 2. Custom WordPress Development Experience: to handle specific design elements and functionalities.
  • 3. Security and Performance: knowledge of security best practices and performance optimisation for WordPress sites.
  • 4. SEO and Accessibility: familiarity with SEO with a focus on promoting cultural and art-related content including local SEO to increase the gallery’s visibility in searches related to Aboriginal art. Detailed understanding and application of web accessibility standards.
  • 5. Experience with Design Prototypes: a strong track record in accurately implementing design prototypes into functional WordPress websites.
  • 6. WordPress Expertise: including extensive experience in theme and plugin customisation.
  • 7. API Integration Skills: proven experience in integrating external APIs, especially with platforms similar to Stories. Art. Money.
  • 8. E-commerce Capabilities: ability to implement a secure and user-friendly e-commerce system.
  • 9. Social Media Integration: ability to embed features that enhance engagement and reach and facilitate easy content sharing.
  • 10. Attention to Detail: a keen eye for detail to ensure the website aligns closely with the prototype in design and functionality.
  • 11. Communication and Collaboration: effective collaboration skills and excellent communication skills.
  • 12. Problem-Solving and Testing: strong problem-solving abilities and thorough testing across various devices and browsers.
  • 13. Cultural Competency and Engagement: a demonstrated understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture and a willingness to work closely with cultural consultants and/or Aboriginal community representatives to ensure the website’s content is presented respectfully and accurately.
  • 14. Ethical and Sustainable Practices: preference for developers who can demonstrate sustainable and ethical practices in their work.
  • 15. Support and Training: post-launch support and training for staff to be included in services.
  • 16. Portfolio and References: relevant examples of past work and in particular, experience with culturally significant projects or art-related websites.

Quotation Evaluation
The proposal will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • demonstrated understanding of the project brief and required skills and experience.
  • capability and previous experience working with First Nations and creative organisations
  • proposed outcomes, work methodology, and delivery timeframes

Kaiela Arts will apply the following fundamental best practice principles to the procurement within the overall context of providing the best value for money outcomes:

  • open and fair competition
  • accountability
  • risk management, and
  • probity and transparency.

Value for money is considered to be the optimum combination of quality levels, quantity, risk, performance standards, timeliness, environmental impacts and cost for Kaiela Arts on a whole-of-life basis however Kaiela Arts is not bound to accept the lowest or any quotation.

Response to Brief
The response to the brief should:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of the brief
  • set out proposed outcomes with an appropriate methodology, timeline, proposed activities and budget for completing the website development;
  • provide examples of previous work and project team CVs or bios,
  • declare any conflicts of interest

How to Submit
Please email your proposal and any supporting documentation to Anita Larkin anita@kaielaarts.org.au by 5pm on Wednesday 7th February 2024.

If you have any questions please email anita@kaielaarts.org.au or phone 0434 195 040.

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