Call for tender - Web development services

Organisational Context

The Architects' Council of Europe is a non-profit organisation founded in Treviso (Italy) in 1990 by the merger of the former Liaison Committee of the Architects of the United Europe (CLAEU) and the former Council of European Architects (CEA). Since then its governance has steadily evolved in order to achieve its aims and objectives. The working structure of the ACE is devised in such a way that it maintains and ensures a high level of effectiveness within the realm of European architectural and professional policy.

ACE’s objective is to promote architecture in Europe, advance the architectural quality in the built environment, support the sustainable development of the built environment and ensure a high standard of qualification for architects.  Advocating quality in architectural practice underpins the organisation’s goals. By fostering cross-border cooperation, ACE can support the free movement of architects and architectural services throughout the European Union and act as the single voice for architects in Europe while respecting the architectural profession’s rich diversity and cultural identity throughout Europe.
 
To this end, a new organisational identity and typeface have been developed to further the inclusive nature of ACE. Within the new visual identity, everything is connected to everything else. The logo to the logotype, the logotype to the typeface, the typeface to the grid system, the grid system to the graphic system, the graphic system to the visual and verbal language.  The new identity embodies the what, why, how and purpose of ACE. Read more here.

Web design, development and maintenance services
 
ACE use their website (https://www.ace-cae.eu) as a primary means of communication with their members, European governing bodies and of course the wider public.  A new website is now required to simplify and extend how ACE interact with members of the organisation and the public.

Objectives of the new website

  • Improved Search Functionality
  • Improved Design and User Experience
  • ImprovedInformation Architecture
  • Improved Navigation
  • Inclusivity (languages)

ACE will rate proposals based on the following factors: 
●    Responsiveness to the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal
●    Relevant past performance/experience
●    Samples of work
●    Cost, including an assessment of the total cost of ownership
●    Technical expertise/experience of bidder and bidder’s staff 

ACE reserves the right to award to the bidder that presents the best value as determined solely by ACE in its absolute discretion.

Deadline for technical proposal and relative quote: 20 May 2022

Kindly send your technical proposal and relative quote to julie.deutschmann@ace-cae.eu

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