Clarification 1 - Advt. No. EUPA/03/13. Provision of the European Union Programmes Agency Portal.

To all prospective bidders, Advt. No. EUPA/03/13. Provision of the European Union Programmes Agency Portal. Clarification Number 1

To all prospective bidders,

Advt. No. EUPA/03/13. Provision of the European Union Programmes Agency Portal.

Clarification Number 1

Reference is made to the above-mentioned tender, for which the deadline for submission is on Monday, 25th March, 2013, at 10:00am.

Hereunder, please find a set of clarifications, which are construed to form an integral part of the Tender Document.

Question 1 – I have a query regarding the content management language specification,  would .Net be an option or is it strictly PHP that is required for the CMS?

Reply 1 – Reference is made to section “4.2 Specific Activities” of the tender document. In this section, the contractor specified that a multi-lingual WordPress-based Content Management System (CMS) is a mandatory requirement. Hence, the requirements illustrated in the above-mentioned section have to be provided without altering the core functionality of the WordPress CMS, more specifically securing a smooth version upgrade available from time to time.

Question 2 – Is it strictly important that it must be WordPress-based?  Can it be based on a custom-build CMS which would be tailor-made based on your requirements, and will include all the required features?

Reply 2 – Please refer to reply 1 above.

Question 3 – I have gone through the document and I have a few questions regarding the “prototype designs” that are required for the business proposal

It states that it requires:

• Development of concept and main page. Design Template pages should be developed to accommodate a variety of page style, including both static pages and interactive pages.

• Eight templates are to be included in the business proposal

In another section it then goes to say:

• Develop complete prototype web site design templates for review as part of the proposal preparation and submission

These seem conflicting to me.  Do you require 8 pages of various design  including the main page design?  Or do you require the complete site design?

Reply 3 – The prototype design to be presented as part of the tender submission is a total of eight templates including an appealing main page design. The various templates are to host different content types in line with requirements specified in page 35 – article 4.2.

It is also pertinent to note that on page 36 – article 1.1, reference is made to the creation of a number of sub-sites each having an individual look and feel that is consistent in terms of design.