Five years is a lifetime when it to comes to new technology. And it’s one of the reasons the city is reinventing its website. The first step in the process began in the summer when the City put out a call for proposals. At 124 thousand dollars, Ontario based eSolutions wasn’t the lowest bid, but having designed more than 200 municipal websites led to it being selected as the most qualified bidder. Only one local company put forth a proposal.
The work to redevelop the site begins next month when the City launches a survey. As part of the survey, the public will be offered the chance to have a more in-depth role in the redevelopment by signing up to become part of focus groups.
Officials say the new website will offer more functionality and will be a key tool in the marketing of Prince George now that Initiatives Prince George has been closed and it’s role brought into City Hall.
The new website is not expected to be online until 2017.