MOVEON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (Independent contractors and firms)

Shopify Technical Consultant

MoveOn Overview:

MoveOn is the largest rapid response political campaigning organization in the United States. We wield independent political power by bringing millions together to take action and mobilize for a just society where everyone can thrive.

For more than a generation, MoveOn has been the homebase for millions of people who refuse to accept the status quo and are moved to take action for progress. We have consistently been a bulwark against the radical right, channeling our voices to end wars, protect democracy, and advance justice for all.

Project title: MoveOn storefront upgrades / redesign

Project begins: March 15, 2023

Project length: Undetermined, but may be up to December 31, 2023. Up to 15 hours/week at $75/hour.

Any hours given in a scope of work are an estimate and MoveOn does not guarantee a specific number of hours to its contractors.

Project Overview:

Over the past year, MoveOn has significantly expanded its paid merch operation, all of which is run through store.moveon.org, hosted by Shopify.

The MoveOn store was built many years ago at a time when paid merch offers to our members were very rare, and as such is no longer meeting our higher volume needs.

We are looking to bring on a technical contractor with expertise in the Shopify platform to evaluate our existing store and backend functionality, learn our needs and current pain points, suggest changes and upgrades, and then lead on implementing those upgrades.

The exact length of this project will be determined in collaboration after evaluating the extent of upgrades needed.

RFP submission date: Please submit to proposals@moveon.org by February 15, 2023 and put “MoveOn storefront upgrades” in the subject line.

Scope of work:

Conduct an analysis of the existing MoveOn storefront (both front and back end functionality) and propose upgrades and changes to the UX, design, technical functions, reporting, etc.
Create a project plan, including additional budgetary needs if necessary, and present to the Team Lead for approval.
Implement the changes / upgrades that have been approved. (Note: The person in this role must be able to implement all backend changes on their own, and ideally would also be able to lead on frontend design changes. MoveOn’s tech and product teams may be able to provide some support, but the person in this role will be expected to be capable of implementing technical changes on their own.)
In collaboration with MoveOn staff, conduct a full QA of all changes implemented.
After changes have been made live, conduct an audit (or ongoing audits as individual changes go up) to determine customer satisfaction, any changes to sale numbers etc.

Works closely with: Director of Online Fundraising & Merchandise and Merchandise Fundraising Senior Manager


The project manager may also work with key staff including software engineers, product managers, web designers, as well as MoveOn’s production and fulfillment vendor.

Proposal submissions:  Please submit a resume and a proposal which includes the following information below:

Background: Name, title and contact information.

Experience: Tell us about your relevant experience. A resume may be submitted in lieu of this section if your relevant experience appears within your resume. Please include examples of Shopify storefronts you have worked on in the past.

Approach: In two pages or less, Please tell us how you would approach the above scope of work.

Equity: Please explain whether and how your firm has advanced the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the firm, and state how that is reflected in the leadership ownership, and work of the firm.  Please share how you will center equity in your work for this project.

Location: RFP is open to individuals/firms based in the contiguous U.S.

Availability: Include any limitations on your availability.

References: Past clients (3) that MoveOn may reach out to as references, with contact info.

Most-favorable terms:

MoveOn reserves the right to make an award without further discussion of the proposal submitted. Therefore, the proposal should be submitted initially on the most favorable terms that the vendor could propose. There will be no best-and-final-offer procedure. MoveOn does reserve the right to contact a vendor for clarification of its proposal.
The vendor should be prepared to accept this request for proposal for incorporation into a contract resulting from this request for proposal. Contract negotiations may incorporate some or the vendor’s entire proposal. It is understood that the proposal will become a part of the official procurement file on this matter without obligation to MoveOn.
No obligation to contract

This request for proposal does not obligate MoveOn to contract for services specified herein.


Rejection of proposals

MoveOn reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject any and all proposals received without penalty and not to issue a contract as a result of this request for proposal.



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