Council members heard from the three finalists for nearly an hour and half for the contract to build the website, which is budgeted for the 2013-14 fiscal year for a $50,000 upgrade.
The website was last designed in 2002.
According to staff reports, the decision to narrow from six proposals down to three recommendations to the council was based on several factors including functionality of the website proposal, the company’s qualifications, cost, system infrastructure, training, and how completely the company responded to the written request by the city. A request for proposals was first announced July 25 and proposals were due August 22.
The idea, according to the report is to have a new website up and running by July 1, 2014.
The three vendors making the cut included Civica of Newport Beach, Vision Internet of Santa Monica and Civic Plus of Manhattan, Kansas. Civica quoted a price of $54,530 with an ongoing maintenance annual cost of $4,910. Vision Internet quoted a first year price of $32,765 with a $6,600 a year subscription and a 5 percent annual increase for ongoing web services. Civic Plus quoted a figure of $33,792 with a $3,927 a year charge for ongoing services. Civic Plus’ yearly rates would go up 5 percent annually after the third year.
Contact Nick Rappley at 892-6187, ext. 31 or email@example.com.