November 24, 2020

Library of Congress Awards $2.7 Million Contract For Congress.gov Improvements

The Library of Congress has awarded a Artemis Consulting based in Vienna, Virginia a contract worth $2,748,662.01 for “Web Content Delivery Improvements” of the Congress.gov resource.

The solicitation was first published on October 22, 2014, formally awarded one week ago, and announced on Monday.

Here’s what LC asked for/what Artemis Consulting will provide:

The contractor shall deliver completed web application code for three major releases of Congress.gov, an initial release of administrative tools to support Congress.gov and legislative information processing, systems architecture documentation and plans for two iterative releases of Congress.gov, and provide day-to-day technical product management of the development of Congress.gov.

The contactor shall also provide development of mobile libraries and frameworks to support future mobile development for Library content, and provide overall technical support for content management systems, development tools/environments, web graphics development, mobile applications, and web content integration.< The contractor will work with Library staff to integrate their efforts into the existing Library systems, workflows, and infrastructure. The contractor will work from existing Library specifications and standards for development, coding, content management, and design. The contractor shall follow web development industry standard best practices for scheduling, risk management, requirements management, and project monitoring and control documentation. Congress.gov, the replacement for THOMAS, launched out of two year beta last September.

For those who want to learn more, here is the original solicitation document and another doc with info architecture examples. Even more info via Fed Biz Opps.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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