The Preferred Web Development contracts for Mizzou were awarded in March, 2023 and expire in March 2028. Specific information about the contracts and the processes for selecting and working with vendors is detailed here.
Campus units are highly encouraged to use one of the vendors pre-approved by these contracts. By choosing one of these vendors, you ensure work adheres to campus standards and significantly expedite your project’s timeline by eliminating the need to go through a formal RFP process with procurement.
If you opt-out of using the vendors, you will need to contact procurement to begin the RFP process. More information can be found on the Supply Chain website.
Current Vendor Contracts
Working with vendors
Contact Digital Service
Contact Digital Service for a consultation. We’ll go over your goals, discuss your needs and provide direction and feedback. Some vendors may suit your needs better than others and our team is prepared to assist you in the selection process.
Scope of Work
Define the type of work you’re looking for in a scope of work document. The document should provide as much information as you can about what you’re looking for. Be sure to include:
- Introduction and summary information
- Project description
- Goals & objectives
- Expected timeline
- Primary contacts
- Specifications (websites included, required deliverables, explicit responsibilities)
- Estimated budget
Digital Service will assist you in creating a scope of work for your project.
Request estimates from vendors
The Digital Service team will work with you to request estimates from vendors. Vendors will be given an opportunity to review your scope of work and schedule a meeting to discuss and ask questions so they can give you an accurate estimate.
Evaluate and select the vendor
Based on the above meetings and vendor responses, Digital Service will assist in evaluating which company best meets the University's needs. There are many criteria to consider such as:
- does the company provide the services required to satisfy the scope of work;
- does their body of previous work match the needs of your project;
- does the estimate fir into your budget for the project,
- can the vendor deliver in your required timeframe.
Once the project terms are agreed to with the vendor, contact Procurement for help executing a "Purchased Service Agreement for Web Development (PSA)". Some PSA's have language specific to a vendor, so download the correct form from the vendors list above. The PSA must be completed and approved before work begins on your project.
Keep Digital Service involved
After selecting your vendor, Digital Service will stay involved during the process. Each vendor is required to coordinate with us when it comes to campus standards and processes. Keeping us in the loop as work progresses will insure the final project can be approved and completed on time. Digital Service will work with each vendor to review designs, mockups and technical architecture along the way to ensure the new websites will meet all brand and technology standards for Mizzou.
Questions and feedback
We are committed to helping you through this process. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Digital Service.
Director, Digital Service