Haliburton County and two lower-tier governments are looking to have work done on their websites.

Last week, the county, as well as Highlands East and Minden Hills, announced that all three are going in on a request for proposals to redesign two websites and create a third.

Highlands East and the county are looking for someone to redesign the current sites. The Township of Minden Hills is looking to have someone design a tourism-focused website to operate separately from the current municipal one.

According to the RFP, the goal of creating a second site for Minden Hills is to “streamline the content onto two platforms”. If the second site gets created, the municipal one would be the main source of information on news, council updates, volunteer information.

The tourism site would “celebrate local businesses, highlight events and experiences unique to the Minden region, and feature local photography and cinematography to highlight Minden Hills as a destination to discover.”

Although the three sites are going to be different, the RFP suggests that all three have over-arching goals that need to be accomplished. They all need to be user-friendly with information accessible within the “three-click industry standard rule”. All of them need to reflect the municipal branding, have frequently accessed information in a predominant location, and be easily adaptable based on user feedback.

The full list of requirements can be found by clicking here.

If you are going to send in a proposal or need more information you can email the Haliburton County IT Director, Mike March, by emailing mmarch@county.haliburton.on.ca

The deadline to apply is May 9th at noon.