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Opportunity Notice

Moodle Development and Support Services

Opportunity Information

This opportunity will close in less than 20 hours.


Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7

Organization Address:

Box 4000
4601 - 63 Avenue
Barrhead, AB T7N 1P4

Reference Number:


Solicitation Number:    


Solicitation Type:

Request for Proposal

Posting (MM/dd/yyyy):

02:31:23 PM Alberta Time

Closing (MM/dd/yyyy):

12:00:00 AM Alberta Time

Last Update (MM/dd/yyyy):

01:23:31 PM Alberta Time

Agreement Type:


Region of Opportunity:


Region of Delivery:


Opportunity Type:

Open & Competitive

Commodity Codes:

U008N: Training and Curriculum Development
Category: Services
Potential vendors (bidders) may view the bid package here.

Interested vendors (bidders) who wish to submit a response to this opportunity should register their interest by downloading the document(s) from the bid package.

Response Submission:

Response Contact:

Thiesen, Colleen
Assistant Coordinator of Projects and Contracts
Box 4000
4601 - 63 Avenue
Barrhead, AB T7N 1P4
Tel: 1-866-774-5333, ext 5122
Fax: 780-674-7593
Email: colleen.thiesen@adlc.ca

Response Specifics:

Opportunity Description:

Purpose of Request for Proposal

Alberta Distance Learning Centre is seeking proposals from interested vendors to provide development services and management support for our customized Moodle environment. This includes the core Moodle install (currently 3.1), 16 custom themes, integration with our Student Information System (S.I.S.) and various locally developed plugins. The successful vendor, under the direction of the Coordinator of Information Technology, will be supporting the ADLC Learning Management System team. This agreement will begin as soon possible and will conclude on February 28, 2020. The agreement will be awarded on the basis of an initial interview and completed reference checks. Submissions should include company history, specific expertise and portfolio, and a Statement of Work including project description, scope, deliverables, timeline, and cost quote.

ADLC is the premier distance learning partner for primary and secondary education in Alberta. Since 1923, ADLC has worked with students, teachers, and administrators to provide distance education at any time, any place, and any pace. Operated by Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7, under a service agreement with Alberta Education, ADLC offers print and online educational opportunities to students in Grades 1-12 and adult learners.

Expectations of Service:
-Provide additional support to the in-house LMS development and support team
-Create/update plugins for large projects
-Supply copies of all code fixes that pertain to ADLC intellectual property
-Assist in upgrades to newer versions of Moodle, including fixes to custom plugins
-Ability to develop plugins and fix existing custom plugins for the Atto editor
-Attend occasional meetings (in-person or virtually) as requested
-Work in tandem with the ADLC Learning Management System team and other contractors

Qualifications, Experience and Requirements:
-Extensive (or previous) experience with Moodle, Javascript, PHP, CSS Bootstrap 2
-Five+ years of experience in the field
-Knowledge of industry standards
-Adherence to specific performance expectations
-Ability to work independently and off-site
-Adhere to ADLC confidentiality standards
-Strong communication skills across different modalities (i.e. telephone, email, Skype, Hangouts or other)
-Willingness to work as part of a team
-Use of own computer equipment

Proposal Requirements:
-Background and relevant experience and service options
-Pricing quote based on expectations of service
-List of three references with permission for ADLC to contact them.

For further information, please contact Ron Estabrook at 1-866-774-5333 ext. 5217 or ron.estabrook@adlc.ca.

We thank all vendors for their interest. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Submission Criteria
This posting will remain open until a suitable vendor is found.
Please submit by email your proposal and any supporting documents to:
Colleen Thiesen, Assistant Coordinator
Contracts & Communications
Alberta Distance Learning Centre

-This is a term contract with the option of renewal at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or Contract Administrator.
-Original Criminal Record Check (dated within one year) must be provided prior to employment.