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The International Press Association/Association de la Presse Internationale in Brussels is seeking proposals from a qualified website developer to build a new website using WordPress, the current site (www.api-ipa.org) is based on the JOOMLA content management system. The website should support bilingual functionality in French and English and maintain the existing layout.

Design and Development
Create a visually appealing and user-friendly website design that aligns with the current layout of the existing site. It should be responsive and compatible with different devices and screen sizes.
Implement bilingual functionality to support content in French and English. The translations will be done by IPA, so there is no need for automated translation.
Integrate necessary plugins and widgets to enhance site functionality and user experience.
Optimize the website for fast loading and search engine visibility, including link to Google News.
Ensure cross-browser compatibility and validate the website against W3C standards.
Resolve any bugs or errors encountered during the testing phase.

Content Migration
Migrate the existing content from the current website to the new site. Please indicate if there is a separate cost for migration.
Ensure that all content is accurately transferred and displayed correctly in both languages.

Hand over and maintenance
Create a straightforward user manual for in-house ongoing maintenance and updates.
Offer ongoing technical support for a period of six months after the completion of the project for a set fee.
Provide a maintenance service, including security updates and bug fixes. This could be in the form of a small annual fee. We may choose to opt out of this at a later date.
API/IPA will maintain all ownership of the domain and website.

Timeline and Deliverables
Submission Deadline: 9 February
Selection of provider: 16 February
Completion of Website Development: 23 February

The International Press Association will take into consideration the experience and not just the lowest offer, though that is an important consideration given our fiduciary duty to use our members’ fees wisely.
Interested parties are requested to submit their proposals, including the following information: Company/personal profile and relevant experience of WordPress, TVA/VAT number, all relevant contact details.

Please reply to: secgen@api-ipa.org

If you have any questions about requirements, please contact Catherine Feore:

Disclaimers: The International Press Association reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to modify the selection criteria, or to terminate the tender process at any stage. This tender does not create any binding obligation on the Association to award the project to any party.

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