September 7, 2022

APANO and APANO Communities United Fund RFP for Website and Design Agency

Our two affiliated organizations, APANO and APANO Communities United Fund, are seeking to hire a design agency for the redesign of our brands and websites. We are seeking to update our assets to reflect our brands and their work, and create websites that better help us reach and connect to our communities and furthers the missions of each organization.

Interested vendors are asked to respond to this request with a proposal to accomplish the task that includes timeline, cost, and deliverables (see Section 9: Submission Instructions). Proposals received by Wednesday, September 28, 2022 will be prioritized for review. The following RFP includes a background of our organization and describes the purpose of the redesign, its desired functionality, and specific requests relating to the proposal. We understand that details may be subject to change upon vendor recommendation and/or research of more optimal solutions. In your proposal, please feel free to suggest alternatives where noted.

Seeking Values Aligned Vendors

APANO is seeking applications from vendors who are values aligned and we would like to collaborate with a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned business on this project. See APANO's Mission, Vision, and Values.


RFP Release Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Vendor Selection: Friday, October 14, 2022
Anticipated Start date of Project Kickoff: Monday, November 14, 2022
Launch Date for Websites & Social Media Accounts: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Vendor Selection
Vendors should expect to be notified of our decision by Friday, October 14, 2022. APANO will follow up to schedule an initial meeting. In addition to RFP submission requirements, our selection process includes the prioritization criteria below, a vendor that is:

  • values aligned
  • BIPOC-owned
  • knowledgeable and experienced in creating an accessible website
  • based in Oregon

Project Kickoff and Launch Date
Project work will begin November 7, 2022 or at a date mutually agreed upon by APANO and the selected vendor in order to meet the go-live date of July 1, 2023 with website and brand redesigns.

For full RFP see here!