Request for Proposal
Status: RFP is Closed

Seeking Experts in Mobile App and Web-based Software

Request Number
Due Date
Mar 7
Program Manager


Call for experts in mobile app development and software programming for a web-enabled, web-based information platform


Activity beginning Q1 2019


Funding, commensurate with proposed activity, to cover fees for service and materials, to be negotiated

RFP was closed on
Mar 2019

RFP Title


Seeking Experts in Mobile App and Web-based Software
RFP Description

NineSigma, on behalf of, seeks experts in software development to help them refine their platform and improve robustness, and to enable a smart-phone app.

Background, one of the winners of the Challenge Phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, has developed a website that connects a person in immediate need to reentry and recovery services, based on the individual’s physical location.  See website at for more information. wants to make their system more robust and to enable versions for smartphones (Android and iOS). is currently working to expand their platform to cover all of Ohio (as illustrated below)


NineSigma’s client,, is a non-profit organization.

Key Success Criteria

Experts in software development should have demonstrated skill and experience with either mobile app development or web-enabled, web-based software platforms, or both. 


The goal is to enable development of a standalone mobile app that:

  • Ideally, operates in both Android and iOs platforms
  • Takes advantage of smartphone-based capabilities including but not limited to GPS location, mapping, and messaging
  • Uses memory/resources efficiently
  • Enables collection of key metrics and data to help improve future versions of the app
  • Allows for providers to self-manage their information for quick, efficient updates for key items like bed capacity  


The goal is to enable a web-enabled, web-based software platform that:

  • Operates in a Linux environment
    • RFP sponsor would consider translation to another environment
  • Is compatible with all the popular web browsers including, but not limited to:  Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari
  • Enables efficient system scaling to larger data sets (to enable access to providers in a larger region)
  • Enables collection of key metrics and data to help improve future versions


Ideal candidates will also offer the following demonstrable skills:

  • Preferably, speak English as primary language
  • Focus on applications for consumers
  • Strong understanding of optimizing the User experience (UX)
  • Robust code development and debugging
  • Ability to provide consistency between mobile app and web platform deployments
  • Scalable application architecture
Items to be Submitted

Your response should not contain any confidential information.


If you are submitting an interest to participate as a consultant, your response should:

  • Describe relevant background and experience with software development
    • Describe your specific experience with system requirements and skills listed in Key Success Criteria
  • Indicate your preferred method of interacting with customer (client)
  • Include a copy of your CV or resume or other relevant team description (you can upload attachments)


Appropriate responses to this Request

Responses from companies (small to large), consultants, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome.  For example:

  • You are a professional offering software development services as a consultant.
  • You represent a company or university that offers requested skills in software development.
Preferred Collaboration Types
Area of Interest