Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority
Announcement of Upcoming Procurement:
Colorado.gov Portal Integrator
May 20, 2013
The Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain a qualified Contractor to serve as the Portal Integrator for the Colorado.gov portal. The RFP is anticipated for release in June 2013.
The purpose of the RFP is to solicit competitive proposals from proposers who may serve as the Portal Integrator, which encompasses current online government services and the deployment of new online government services. Current services include the operations, maintenance, and enhancements of government websites for those customers who currently have agreements with SIPA for this service. The Contractor will also be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying new websites as additional government entities and initiatives require the Portal’s services.
Another Contractor responsibility for the portal is to provide payment-processing capabilities for current and future payment-processing customers. Additionally, the Contractor will develop specialized applications, using agreed upon task orders, to support the growing demand for online government services. Finally, the Contractor will need to manage 3rd party service providers for the delivery of certain applications and services. The service delivery approach will be financially sustainable through a revenue-share model between SIPA and the Contractor.
The current portal model has been highly successful and has exceeded goals outlined in the original strategic vision. There continues to be broad opportunities for innovations, new approaches, and successes through e-Government. By continuing the public-private partnership model, the portal will build upon past successes and provide the opportunity to enhance service delivery to Residents, Businesses, Tourists and Government Entities.
The intent of SIPA is to award a Contract for an initial five-year period effective May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2019, with the option of extensions up to a total of four years (in increments of one to four years) to be executed through one or more contract amendments.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you. For more upcoming information regarding this RFP please watch our website www.colorado.gov/sipa or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your time and consideration.