Threshold: Request for Tender - Redesign and Development of Website

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Threshold – Request for Tender for Redesign and Development of the Threshold website


Threshold is a national Housing charity, founded in 1978, with regional advice centres in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Threshold provides frontline advice, advocacy and support services to those facing housing problems in Ireland and operates the national Tenancy Protection Service. Threshold promotes policy and legal change in housing provision through research and evidenced based solutions.

Our current website is:

We do this by:

  • Campaigning for suitable housing delivered on a rights-based approach
  • Analysing existing problems and seeking innovative approaches and solutions through quality research and informed by evidence from our services
  • Providing independent advisory and advocacy services
  • Working in collaboration with others for those disadvantaged by the housing system
  • Providing long-term solutions for people who are homeless

We are currently inviting Tenders for the redesign and development of Threshold website.

The Website:

The Threshold website is a key communication and fundraising tool for the organisation. It plays an important role in providing access to support and assistance, engaging donors and all our stakeholders.

The Project Organisation/Consultant will:

  • Actively engage with the Threshold project team to scope the following:
    1. Goals and Objectives.
    2. Target audiences.
    3. Information architecture.
    4. Design.
    5. Functionality.
    6. Content and Copy.
    7. Task responsibility.
  • Develop a comprehensive yet concise website, focussing on ease of use for users which comprises the following elements:
    1. Content Management System.
    2. Online Donations Portal.
    3. Integration with Social Media.
    4. Search Engine Optimisation.
    5. Integration with CRMs and APIs (e.g. Olark, Calendly).
    6. Integration with online payment providers and systems (e.g. Stripe, Paypal).
    7. Robust cyber security features.
    8. Content publishing.
    9. User acceptance testing.
    10. Testing and launch.
  • Include a proposal to provide fully managed hosting and cyber security solution.
  • Demonstrate the technical and professional ability to deliver the project.
  • Demonstrate a track record of delivering similar projects and provide references.
  • Have robust Quality Assurance Procedures.
  • Have full regard to COVID-19 measures and amend all relevant policies in light of measures in this area.
  • Ensure work facilitates consistency, clarity and equality and that the website reflects the culture and values of Threshold.

Tender Submission

The submission should include a table of contents, a summary of the consultant’s previous experience and qualifications, contact details of referees, a timeline for all work activities, the duration of days to carry out the work, estimated timeframe for completion, details of costs and relevant appendices.

Tender assessment will be based on the following:

  • Applicant’s ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the tender request.
  • Applicant’s understanding of Threshold, the NGO sector as a contractor, and the need for relevant stakeholder consultation.
  • Experience of having previously conducted similar projects.
  • Quality of the tender document submitted, with clear and realistic timelines and project plan.
  • The project’s value for money and price competitiveness


The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 pm, Monday, April 12thth, 2021.
The desired target for project delivery is November 1st 2021.


A full breakdown of costs associated with the different elements of the development of the website should be provided together with the proposal, including VAT where relevant.
The fee will be inclusive of all costs (for example, administrative costs, VAT and travel)
Price increases during the term of contract will not be accepted.
Please include two references from a similar recently completed projects.

All enquiries should be directed to John-Mark McCafferty, Chief Executive Officer at –


All parties agree to hold confidential all information, documentation and other materials received, provided or obtained arising from their participation in this process.

All the information requested from you and collected by Threshold during this Tender application process is necessary and relevant to the performance of the process. Threshold will treat all information you supply with the utmost confidentiality and in line with current data protection law.

If you have any questions about the use of your data during the Tender process, or wish to know how your data will be treated if you engage in this process with Threshold, please contact our Data Protection Officer at (data protection queries only).

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Mar, 2021
Expiry Date
12th Apr, 2021