SJI is seeking an experienced vendor partner to carry out a refresh project for the SNAP to Skills website (Drupal), a product of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.
Responses due: June 24, 2022 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Founded in 1997 as a program of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003, SJI is an outcome- and equity-focused regional workforce intermediary. Nationally, SJI is an expert on program development utilizing federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) with 31 states and their partners over the past 15 years, including our 7-year partnership with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to operate the SNAP to Skills Project.
SNAP to Skills (S2S) offers states the technical assistance, tools, and resources they need to build more effective and job-driven SNAP E&T programs. SNAP E&T is a federally funded, State-administered program that provides SNAP participants with the skills and education they need to find a good-paying job that leads to self-sufficiency.
Scope of Work and Core Responsibilities
In collaboration with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP Office of Employment and Training, the overall objectives of this effort will primarily be to:
- Increase website readability and narrative flow while ensuring the site follows the latest accessibility best practices.
- Modify current page structure to increase visual elements, including variable hero image capabilities and default widget options.
- Clarify homepage navigation, with a style update to the rotating carousel section.
- Increase pathways within the website to increase discoverability of new and existing content.
Tentative Project Timeline
- Project team engages web developer/project launch (July 2022)
- Web development (July – September 2022)
- Test and launch (October – November 2022)
SJI estimates the work will begin the week of July 5, 2022. The vendor budget is estimated to be a maximum of $25,000, depending on final contracted scope.
An introduction letter highlighting qualifications, experience, prices, and capacity as it relates to the scope of work as well as accomplishments and relevant work examples. Portfolio links are required. Please email Hanna Welch, email@example.com.
Please note if you are selected, a federal background check may be required. Also, SJI will require proof of business license and insurance. If your company is operating out of the home, SJI requires homeowner’s or renter’s insurance and standard general liability insurance. If your company operates out of an office that is not a home address, standard general liability insurance is required. This is required to comply with Federal, State, and local grant requirements. SJI can provide assistance in meeting these requirements.