Respondents to this tender will be required to provide Drupal (and other Open Source technologies) Services and Support. The successful tenderer will engage directly with the Information Systems (IS) Department in Dublin City Council.
They will also work with the business owners of the application, and with User Interface/ Web Design consultants. Any future development of the website(s) will be designed by these consultants.
Dublin City Council will require a range of services including, but not limited to:
a) Full Server Support for existing LAMP Stack in a VMWare Environment.
b) Application Support on a fixed price basis for Drupal including customisations carried out for DCC. Application Support will include maintenance and patching of the core Drupal product. It will also include support for the customised components of the Drupal install. The www.dublindocklands.ie website re-used some of the customisation work that was carried out for www.dublincity.ie.
c) Application Support for other Open Source applications including WordPress and Moodle/Totara. This support will include ensuring that the core product is maintained and kept up to date.
The customised component of the WordPress application is maintained by a third party. There is a requirement to provide access to the WordPress install for this third party to facilitate work and upgrades to the customised component of the WordPress application.
The customised component of the Moodle application is in scope for this RFT.
d) Project work and change requests as required. We anticipate carrying out further developments on our existing codebase under this Framework.
e) Future Proofing – We would like advice for each application to ensure that the application install we are using is future proofed. This will include upgrades to future versions of Drupal/WordPress/Moodle)Totara), new functionality and optimisation of security and accessibility.
For further information, please refer to attached documents.