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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Web Redesign Project

Web Redesign Project Timeline, RFP Sent to Vendors

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The Web Redesign Request for Proposal (RFP) has been sent to nine vendors, all of whom have extensive experience working with higher education institutions as well as in other industry verticals, including healthcare, travel and tourism, nonprofits, governmental, among others.

Projected RFP, Vendor Selection and Project Timeline

We anticipate a 9-15 month project timeframe with site launch occurring during a semester break, either over the summer (May-early August or during January winter break).

Please Note: This is an anticipated project timeline that is subject to change.

RFP distributed
Feb. 6
Deadline for submitting questions   Feb. 18
Responses to questions provided         
Feb. 25
Proposals due
March 6
Notification of interview
All firms will be notified of their status, whether
they have been invited for an interview.
March 13
Video conference interviews with finalists March 23-27
Onsite presentation by finalists April 22-24
Firm selected
The project will begin as soon as possible after
selection, pending contract and statement
of work completion.
April 30
Possible site visit to firm’s office by
AVP for Digital Strategy
May 4-7
Onsite discovery
Two days of onsite discovery meetings or
workshops with campus stakeholder groups.
June 1-5
Discovery phase complete July 17
Anticipated website launch
The website would be launched at the end of
the academic year and following campus
commencements ceremonies.
Summer 2021

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