Call: Provision of digital communication services & web development
Contracting Authority: UN Secretariat, Geneve
Deadline for EOI: 15/3
Contract for a period of 3 years
Requirements: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) Secretariat flagship website (http://www.unsceb.org/) serves the needs of a wide audience, including the general public, journalists, academia, researchers, Member States and UN system colleagues. Public content includes reports, background material, statistics and publications. Some content remains hidden behind a password as it serves internal coordination and collaboration among UN system organizations in management and programme areas.
CEB Secretariat seeks support in the design, development and maintenance of their flagship website. An all-round solution is sought, whereby a digital communication agency will assume certain tasks associated with the following website lifecycle processes:
- Graphical design, usability & responsiveness
- Development & testing
- Information security (hardening & monitoring)
In response to evolving functional requirements and incoming change requests, CEB Secretariat may request interventions that require expertise in website usability, design and development.
Specific requirements: Current website is built on the Drupal platform. Drupal is open source software maintained and developer by a large community of active users and developers. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or “GPL”), which means it is free to download and share. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a well-supported platform incorporating the latest technologies that the web has to offer. The Drupal project’s principles reflect CEB Secretariat needs for functional modularity, application of universal standards, collaboration features and usability. This project supports CEB Secretariat in the design and development of a revised website and thereafter by assuming a more operational role that addresses standards compliance and security.