Bids and Contracts

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of Stanton!

Current Bids and Proposals:  

Request For Proposals for Website Redesign   
Issue Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Deadline for Questions: Monday, June 22, 2020, by 6:00pm
Proposal Due Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020, by 6:00pm
Presentation/Interviews: TBD

The City of Stanton (the “City”) is soliciting proposals for a comprehensive website redesign. The City has one primary website ( to provide various avenues of communication and direct specific information to a variety of audiences. Any eventual system must not only meet the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal (RFP), but must also be flexible and scalable in order to meet the City’s future business and technology needs. 

The purpose of the RFP is to provide interested vendors with sufficient information to enable them to propose and submit proposals for the scope outlined within the RFP. 

For the full proposal, please click here. 

For more information or for questions please email 

Questions & Answers

Updated 6/15/2020 at 5:00pm

Can you share any insight into pain points with the current DNN solution?

Our current DNN solution is difficult to stylize without knowledge of website coding and html. We are also limited in terms of modules available.

Is there a specific CMS or technology preference?

Wordpress is preferred, however, the City is open to top user friendly CMS such as Joomla and Drupal.

Do you anticipate that all existing content will be migrated to the new CMS?

We anticipate that most content can be migrated. Anything out of date can be removed as long that it does not breach the data retention rules.

Can you share any existing brand guidelines or style guides?

The City is currently updating our Style Guide for an anticipated launch August 1, 2020. Please email for a sample of the current draft. All items on the sample draft are subject to change.

Can you share an example of the classification for personalization related to the calendar?  

Classifications would be event categories such as Council and Commission meetings, special events, classes, etc. We would like all users to have the ability to view calendars based on these different categorizes.

The RFP mentions the ability to communicate with other City systems and applications to exchange data, can you share a list of the systems and applications that may have a need to exchange data with the website?

Potentially, the website would need to communicate with the following applications:

  1. Plan Check Center (
  2. Business License Forms (
  3. Graffiti Reporting App. (

Can you share a full list of sites/applications that are expected to be incorporated into the new site via iFrames?

iFrames is used to stream our City’s public cable channel. We are willing and are open to other options and moving away from iFrames if needed.

The RFP mentions multilingual capabilities. Will translated content be provided or are you looking for vendors to present translation service options?

Ideally, we would like to have vendors to present translation service options. We understand that Google Translate is no longer in service for websites but we would like something like that to translate our sites if needed for our visitors.

Can you elaborate on the expectations for the open data portal?

The “open data portal” will be used as an all-inclusive space where the public can access different types of information. Eventually, we hope to be able to provide links to our GIS so the public can use interactive maps to find the information they may need. Examples include: budget documents, maps (district maps, zoning maps, etc.) and other public records.

Can you provide details on the expected workflow needs (i.e. number of approval levels)?

We expect primary staff members to be able to post without approval, but will have one user group that will require one level of approval before information goes live.

Has a budget or budget range been defined for this project? If so, will that information be shared with vendors?

The City does not have a predetermined price range, but rather is looking to compare competitive bids that meet all of the requirements of the RFP.

“… does the city have a budget or budget range expectation for the project?”

The City does not have a predetermined price range, but rather is looking to compare competitive bids that meet all of the requirements of the RFP.

“Also, is there any specific feature or service that, if a vendor could accomplish it, would be a major boost to their chances of being selected? Assuming they provide quality service in all other areas of their proposal…”

The City will compare proposals and make a selection based on the vendor’s ability to efficiently, effectively and creatively meet the qualifications and services provided in the RFP.

Would you be open to considering an all inclusive CMS created specifically for local gov that wasn’t based on open source?

Yes, we would be open to an all inclusive CMS that was not based on open source.  

Has the City identified any websites it likes the overall look and feel of or looks to for inspiration?

Some examples of websites we look to for inspiration:

  1. Newport Beach, CA -
  2. Coon Rapids, MN -
  3. County of Hawaii -