If at first you don’t succeed….
In what looks like a second bite at the apple, Michael Steele’s RNC has put out a new Request-For-Proposal for the redesign of its website — after its original two-page effort was widely panned as sketchy and unprofessional.
That first RFP, which was circulating earlier this week, was so lacking in detail that one prominent right-wing blogger suggested it could mean Steele already had a favored contractor in mind, and was just going thru the RFP process for show. We offered a suggestion for who that favored contractor might be here.
The new RFP, posted by the site Tech President, is a bit longer — five pages — and a bit more specific about what the committee is looking for.
One interesting detail: the RNC says it wants a site that, in Tech President’s words “functions as the backbone of a distributed network of sites populated by state parties and campaigns — nonetheless connected back to the mothership at RNC headquarters.” It’s unclear whether that means it might subsume the state party sites, which currently are independent.
And, unlike before, there’s a budget: $250,000 for the main site, plus $200,000 for the network of sites.