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RFP Webinar Presentations 2016


Request for Proposal for Webinar Presentations 2016

  1. Organizational Overview

The Legal Services National Technology Project (NTAP) is housed at the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle and serves a nationwide audience of legal aid organizations. NTAP helps nonprofit legal aid programs improve client services through the effective and innovative use of technology. To do this, we provide technology trainings, maintain information, create online tools, and host community forums such as the LStech email list and a YouTube channel.

  1. Request Overview

NTAP is responsible for providing the community with at least 10 webinars in 2016. NTAP is requesting proposals from interested vendors to host one or more structured online interactive web based trainings or webinars. These Webinars should cover topics, both cutting edge and in use currently, that will enhance the legal services community’s use of technology. The webinars should be 60 to 90 minutes in length with at least 15% of the time left for open questions and answers from the attendees.

Webinars can be presented using NTAP’s account or other on-line conferencing software. These webinars are free to the attendees.

NTAP is open to proposals that incorporate new ideas and technologies. Recordings of past webinar series can be found at our YouTube Channel: Do not let the past limit the proposals though. 

  1. Target Audience

Legal Aid professionals including:  lawyers, paralegals, executive directors, support staff and technology staff

  1. Required Deliverable

OPTION A – Vendor Provides All Technical Aspects

1) Screencast: The online training must be recorded by the vendor for long term archival and use by the community. It must be done in a format that is easily transferable to YouTube or other publicly available video sharing sites.

2) Materials: Vendor is responsible for collecting course materials and slides from all speakers and providing them to NTAP to be posted online 1 week before the Webinar.

OPTION B – Vendor Contributes Some Technical Aspects

1) Screencast: Vendor may contribute to screencast. NTAP will handle the backup recording.

2) Materials: Vendor may contribute course materials and slides, but NTAP will ultimately handle materials.


1) Survey: After each training, vendor will work with NTAP on a short survey to judge the communities reaction to the webinar and gather feedback on how to improve future trainings. (NTPA will conduct the survey using survey Monkey)

2) Licensing: All training content must be eligible for an open license, like a Creative Commons By Licenses, that allows the community to reuse and build upon the resources created from this project

3) Final Reporting: Each vendor must submit a short report, less than 5 pages, on how the trainings performed. NTAP will conduct surveys after each training and share the results with vendors.

Proposal that do not include all required deliverables will be considered on a case by case basis. NTAP is open to new ideas.

  1. Topics:

Topics may include:

  • Online Intake
  • Expert Systems
  • Disaster preparedness and Backups
  • Free Tech/legal Resources
  • Tech Tips
  • Github & online sharing
  • Video production & Sharelaw Video
  • Business Analytics for Legal Services
  • Usability and Accessibility
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) & Technology
  • Translation Tools
  • Case Management Systems
  • Mobile Apps for Legal Services
  • Data Visualization
  • Basic Tech trainings in core technologies (office, google, ect)
  • RSS for advocates
  • Business Process analysis
  • Social Media use in Legal Services
  • Privacy & Security
  • GIS Mapping 

We are looking for new applicable topics that will aid legal services offices, improve their technology infrastructure, as well as client services. Feel free to propose topics beyond this list.

  1. Required Proposal Format

The proposal must contain a (1) a cost section (2) a technical section and (3) an experience section (4) references (5) outreach plans.

  1. Cost Section

Vendor must provide a budget with cost possession. NTAP has a limited budget and must host at least 10 trainings this year.

Please specify the number of trainings you are interesting in developing and presenting. All webinars must be presented during 2016.

  1. Request for References

Vendor must include contact information for at least two references for similar work.

  1. Outreach Plans

Vendor may include any relevant plans for contributing to outreach, such as email, blog posts, or other use of social media to promote the trainings.

Submission Deadline

January 28th, 2016

Submit Proposal To:

Via Email to

Brian Rowe

National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator


For Additional Information or Clarification, Contact:

Brian Rowe

National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator

(206) 395-6094


Basis for Award of Contract

Cost, feature offered, and past experience.


Award Date

February 4th, 2016

Request for Proposal for Webinar Presentations 2016.docx