Mobile Data Collection App Overview
June 3, 2020
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
Anjanette Davenport Hatter
Introduction & Background
In 2015, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) designed the Breastfeeding Club Data System, which collects data to inform service delivery and utilization. The current web-based system collects participant demographics, participant maternal child health data, and meeting statistics with reporting capabilities. It serves as a complement to Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club that began in 2008. The Breastfeeding Club Data System launched in 2016 and has shown some success by improving BMBFA’s ability to collect intake demographics, and social and health data.
The objective of the project is to identify gaps in available data and opportunities for improvements in data collection, and construct a mobile application to address those gaps. The purpose of this request for proposal is to secure a full service web and app developer with a specialty in mobile app design and development to create a mobile app (Apple/Android compatible) that can allow for participant interaction and the use of data collection to inform and improve service delivery for maternal child health and early childhood programs.
BMBFA and Club members have benefited from the use of the current system, however greater gains can be made with the use of a mobile app. With the development and implementation of the mobile app, BMBFA along with other group hosts can improve its service delivery and participant interaction, thus positively impacting maternal-child health outcomes.
Key tasks for our technical partner include: Workflow/user journey mapping, design, web application development, mobile application development & white labeling.
We imagine the app will have the following features: user/administrator accounts, database, badge/reward system, encryption capability, and participant ability to look back at their data. We expect to work collaboratively with the development team to refine the feature set.
Application Submission Guidelines & Requirements
The following submission guidelines & requirements apply to this Request for Proposal:
- Black women in tech are highly encouraged to apply.
- Only qualified applicants working in groups or teams of 2 or more with prior experience on projects such as this should submit proposals. This includes experience in mobile app web and design.
- Applicants must have the capacity to complete the project.
- Please email a proposal with a cover letter from your organization that is signed by the authorized official to Anjanette Davenport Hatter at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26, 2020.
- Applicants must list at least 3 projects that are substantially similar to this project as part of their response, including references for each. Examples of work should be provided as well.
- A technical proposal must be provided that is not more than 2-3 pages. This technical proposal must provide an overview of the proposed solution as well as a proposed schedule and milestones, as applicable.
- Resumes of all key personnel performing the work must be submitted.
- A price proposal must be provided that is not more than 1 page. This price proposal should indicate the overall fixed price for the project as well as hourly rates and an estimated total number of hours, should BMBFA decide to award a contract on an hourly rate basis.
- Please submit your standard set of terms and conditions (if applicable) with your proposal. All terms and conditions will be subject to negotiation.
- Proposals must remain valid for a period of 60 days.
- BMBFA anticipates selecting at least two teams/groups to have more in-depth discussions with, and will make an award decision accordingly.
- For additional information to support the proposal, please contact email@example.com by June 19th with subject line “Mobile App RFP”
RFP & Project Timeline
The Request for Proposal timeline is as follows:
|Request for Proposal Issuance
|June 3, 2020
|Proposal Due Date
|June 26, 2020
|Response to Applicants
|July 3, 2020
|Week of July 13, 2020
|July 20, 2020
The need-date for project completion is October 31, 2020. Applicants may propose a date earlier or later, and will be evaluated accordingly.
About Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)
BMBFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2007. BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for black families. The mission is carried out byway of direct service, training, advocacy and social movement. Nationally, BMBFA is a recognized leader in the field. Amongst other distinguished work and awards, BMBFA served as a contributing expert for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by providing recommendations for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. BMBFA is nationally accredited by HealthConnect One for its community-based doula program. Its signature work, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club (BMBFC) is nationally replicated and has run without interruption for over 10 years. Furthermore, BMBFA is the anchor organization for the Black Breastfeeding Caucus, co-leader/creator of Black Breastfeeding Week and the Black Infant Remembrance Memorial. For more information visit www.BMBFA.org.