The groundwork has been set for the development and design of Jacksonville’s new website.
Karla Stice, representing the City’s Web Committee, kicked off the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night with a recommendation to hire Revize Software Systems for the job.
Stice says the committee reviewed 10 company proposals in almost a year’s time, but in the end unanimously agreed that Revize had the best value for what Jacksonville wanted in a website.
“That included on-site training and consulting. That is very important to us. They offered more in terms of further cost at a reduced rate. Two to three percent would be recurring cost, which includes maintenance, upgrades and support. All the other companies were looking at five percent. We did not seek them out, they sought us out. ”
According to Stice’s presentation, the Troy, Michigan company specializes in municipal government website designs and will perform extensive research on the city before starting the project and deliver a customized site design that improves the layout, navigation, usability and contact of the current site.
Revize’s five year agreement at $29,800 was approved by City Council later in the night.
Stice hopes Revize can create a clean, simple and contemporary website that is informative, interactive and fresh.