Request for Proposals: Software Engineering Services for Web Monitoring System for Invasive Species

Jun 22, 2016 | News and Announcements

Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016, at 1:00PM Eastern   |   


The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) invites proposals from qualified applicants to provide software engineering services to develop updates and enhancements to an existing web-crawling software system. The existing system – Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR) – searches the web to identify websites offering invasive species for sale. These services will be provided as part of an overall project for which the GLC has received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative program ( The requested services are expected to be completed by January 31, 2017 with maintenance as needed through January 31, 2018.


Up to $100,000 is available for the requested services.

RFP Process and Deadline

Proposals must be submitted via email in PDF format to Erika Jensen ([email protected]) at the GLC by Friday, July 22, 2016, at 1:00PM Eastern (12:00PM Central).

A one-hour conference call will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 9:00AM Eastern (8:00AM Central) to answer questions about the proposed work. Interested parties should contact Erika Jensen at the GLC (734-971-9135, [email protected]) for more information, including instructions on how to participate in this call.

Who Should Apply

Independent consultants, firms, universities and other interested parties (or consortiums thereof) with documented experience in computer software engineering, web technology including data mining, text analysis, and other relevant fields. Web data extraction experience is also a plus.


Erika Jensen, Project Manager, Great Lakes Commission
2805 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: 734‐971‐9135 x139, Email: [email protected]

Please refer to the complete RFP for further details.


For media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected].

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