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Release of Vendor RFP for Website Design

The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (Foundation) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) in order to identify one or more qualified vendors to design and develop a new website tool that effectively presents compostable plastic resources to a municipal audience.

The website toolkit is a key deliverable for a national grant, and the web tools will be posted at the US Composting Council website at  All of the content materials, as well as some user survey data have been collected by the planning team, and will be provided to the successful consultant.  A sample table that includes the types of resources that will be included in the toolbox, as well as a short summary of the survey data and the successful grant application are posted with the RFP as available resource documents for the grant proposal submission.

The successful designer will develop site architecture and navigational tools that will facilitate ease of use for municipal staff throughout the US, who are both well informed about compostable plastics, as well as those who will need support in determining the resources that they might need. The designer will be supported by the grant steering committee, as well as the Foundation’s webmaster, who will post all of the documents within the site design, and receive any training needed to maintain the site after design.

Key dates for the RFP include the following:

  • RFP Release              September 6, 2013
  • Proposal Due             September 19, 2013 by 3pm EST
  • Selection Complete    October 3, 2013
  • Notice to Proceed       October 10, 2013
  • Final Toolkit Posted    February 28, 2014

Download the RFP here.