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Request for Proposals to Operate the APBS Website

Request for Proposal (RFP) Announcement

Deadline: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Submit: by email, to gretchen.hess@apbs.org

Detailed Guidelines/Instructions (PDF): Full Request for Proposal Document


The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) has operated an organizational website through a variety of contracts since 2005. Historically APBS has relied on volunteer work and additional contributions and in-kind resource leveraging in order to accomplish the many tasks associated with the daily operations of the Association. This history included operation of the APBS website, which has been supported through external contracts with various universities. The contract amounts awarded have increased gradually across years. The current contract runs from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

Structure and Size of Projected Award

Given the nature of operating a dynamic website, proposals should be written to cover a three year window of time commencing in year one of the awarded contract (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020) and ending with the final contracted year (April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022). The size of the award will be for $57,000.00 per year over three years (total = $171,000.00 over three years). The awarded entity will enter in to an annual contract with APBS that is consistent with the language in the funded proposal. Contract renewal from year to year within the awarded time frame will be contingent upon the satisfaction and needs of APBS. It is the intent of APBS to put forth a similar RFP prospectively with the timing of said RFP to facilitate website operations. The funded entity may re-apply for additional 3 year funding cycles in response to any/all RFPs issued by APBS.

Proposals must be submitted electronically to Gretchen Hess via email to gretchen.hess@apbs.org by 4:00 P.M. EST on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The selected proposal will result in a one-time contract. The contract will start April 1, 2019 and run through March 31, 2020. For more information regarding the request for proposals, including scope of work details and evaluation rubric, please see the attached document: RFP: APBS Website Management. Information about the principles and practices of Positive Behavior Support, can be found on the apbs website at http://www.apbs.org/new_apbs/general-introduction.html. Please share this information with vendors or individuals you know that might have interest in submitting a proposal to develop, manage, and maintain the APBS Website.

Questions Received on this RFP with Answers from APBS

Please note: As questions are asked by parties interested in submitting a proposal for this RFP, APBS will publish both the question on the RFP and our answer in the space below.