Menges Group Website Development, Hosting, Support & Maintenance Proposal
The Menges Group (MG) is seeking to engage Brandit, LLC (Brandit) to help the MG team create, launch and maintain a modern and easily-maintained WordPress-powered website that follows the MG’s branding and design guidelines, as well as the most modern design trends and multimedia design practices. This website will be built with a WordPress page builder and visual editor that can be easily edited and maintained MG’s internal team, and has built-in ADA compliance tools to ensure broad usability across all devices.
Brandit is a full-service website design & development company that specializes in building best-in-class websites using a validated WordPress platform built on scalable AWS hosting containers.
Our company started over 5 years ago after our founder struggled to get a basic website built. He found that in the world of website development, a large portion of service providers are building websites that are either built on proprietary platforms that lock clients’ into expensive hosting plans, or they are built with hard-coded templates making them extremely difficult to edit by your internal team without coding knowledge.
This motivated our team to create a WordPress platform that empowers internal teams to edit their website easily while leveraging a powerful cloud platform and WordPress framework. Our websites combine WordPress’ most widely used page-builder with a validated framework of plugins that are tailored to your business goals. This framework is easy-to-use, SEO optimized and capable of producing some of the most advanced design elements available on the web today. We also offer fully-managed hosting plans that run on dedicated AWS and Digital Ocean containers which are capable of scaling to millions of monthly users. You can also view our team resumes by clicking this dropbox link.
Approach & Technical Response
Based on the initial discussions, we are proposing the following approach:
The site should launch 90 days from the initial discovery meeting. Timing is subject to approvals and content being provided in a timely manner.
Statement of Work and Estimates
Price estimates are based on initial objectives and may change as mutually agreed upon tasks and objectives change. Cost estimates and payment schedules are provided in four milestones.
Total Estimated Development Cost: $23,500
Total Estimated Hosting: $450 Setup + $200/month
Optional Yearly Content Development: $1500/year or we can provide estimates per project
Milestone 1 – Discovery, Wireframes, Content Strategy and Scope of Work
25% Deposit ($5,875) of Total Project Fee is Due to Start Work
Brandit and the Company team will meet at least once and follow-up with phone and emails to iron out remaining details.
Milestone 2 : Primary Design and Development Sprint
We’ll begin work after 50% of the total project fee ($11,750) has been deposited.
Week 4-7 – Design
Weeks 5 – 8 Site Development, Internal Page Design, 3rd Party Integrations & Content Development
Customize and configure the theme, user experience and content organization based on the approved wireframes and designs. Mobile views of the website design will vary based on the screen size and platform. The site will not look exactly the same for all users, however it will be fully mobile responsive.
Milestone 3: Revisions, E-Commerce & API Integrations, Browser Testing
We’ll begin work after 75% of the total project fee ($17,625) has been deposited.
Weeks 8 -12
Milestone 4: Website Launch, Google Analytics Configuration, Google Search Console Submission, Post-Launch Setup and Training
We’ll begin work after 100% of the total project fee ($23,500) has been deposited.
Weeks 12 -14
Enterprise Website Hosting, Support & Maintenance
Total Cost for 6 Months: $4550
Brandit’s managed hosting solution uses a scalable fully-managed WordPress Cloud hosting infrastructure that is built on an AWS or Digital Ocean backbone and uses industry-standard optimization and security practices.
Our all-in-one solution provides Cloud Hosting, WAF, Stage and Testing Environments, Code Optimization and Security enhancements and Monthly Support Plans that give you the peace of mind that your application is there for users when they visit.
Optional Hosting items may be added at anytime. WordPress Support plans may be cancelled or modified at anytime with 30 days notice.
Hosting & Security Setup One-time Fee: $450
MG Website Hosting & Security: $200/month
Design and Build of 2 Pages Per Year: $1500
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