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Request for Proposals


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Performing Arts Readiness

Performing Arts Readiness Project Online Tools Development – Request for Proposals

South Arts, (provider of the of ArtsReady online planning tool) and the Northeast Document Conservation Center, (provider of the dPlan online planning tool), are collaboratively seeking a development/design team or firm.

Firms/teams specializing in web-based application design and development are encouraged to submit proposals to develop a brand new online readiness and emergency preparedness planning tool that will serve as a major upgrade and re-envisioning of dPlan and ArtsReady. The new tool will provide users with the guidance, resources and support they need to respond when a crisis hits, to manage their response, and to quickly recover afterwards. This development project is part of the Performing Arts Readiness Project.


December 4, 2017 - Request for Proposals Opens

December 11, 2017, 2:00PM EST and December 12, 2017, 9:00AM EST – Webcalls for any interested proposers to talk with project staff. Call 712-770-4010, passcode 362647#

January 5, 2018, 5:00PM EST – Proposal Submission Deadline

January 22, 2018 – Contract Awarded

March 1, 2018 – Project begins

August 1, 2018 - Launch

A more detailed timeline is in the Request for Proposals Document

It is recommended that all proposers contact Frances Harrell, NEDCC, at, prior to your submission in the event that additional information or amendments to this RFP are available. Please also check this page for any FAQs that may emerge prior to the submission deadline.


Can I set up an account and try out the ArtsReady and dPlan platforms?

ArtsReady: Please contact Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, South Arts, at and request a provisional account.

dPlan: Visit and set up an account. Email Kim O’Leary, NEDCC, at with questions or issues. 

Download the Request for Proposals HERE