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Facebook App Development Services (Independent Contractor)

Metro (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, CA , USA


Submit proposal requirements via email only as outlined above for consideration by Friday, January 18, 2013 5PM PST

Request for Proposals:Facebook Application Development Services (Independent Contractor)

Metro is seeking the services of a talented and motivated developer to implement Facebook applications on a project to project basis. You will work with Metro's interactive web design staff and others to design Facebook apps geared towards transit ridership, ridesharing, and community outreach to support Metro agency goals.

We are looking for someone who is highly organized and thrives on solving problems. We seek someone with deep technical knowledge of the Facebook SDK and API, web and desktop applications, and modern web technology (CSS, JavaScript, JS Toolkits, UI Libraries, and UI Toolkits).

Services will be provided as an independent contractor and do not include employee benefits. We are seeking a minimum commitment of one year with option to renew annually.

Scope of Work

  • Develop and implement various Facebook standards-compliant applications for Metro.
  • Produce wireframes and flowcharts to demonstrate user flows and interactive components.
  • Create functional application prototypes for demo and testing purposes.
  • Use best practices to create ADA/Section 508 elements, optimize your web files, and use web authoring tools (Adobe CS Suite).
  • Documentation: Capture web guidelines / best practices and project status using a wiki tool.
  • Attend meetings and perform work at Metro's downtown Headquarters building as required.
  • Collaborate with team to ensure all requirements are met

Sample of Deliverables

  • A Facebook app that allows customers to place their face onto an existing photo. Sample -https://www.facebook.com/MissTrafficLA/app_139514872861823
  • A Facebook app that allows customers to 'check in' to Metro Destination Discounts. Sample -http://www.facebook.com/appcenter/yelpyelp

Compensation & Terms

  • Independent Contractor's compensation shall commensurate with qualifications and experience and subject to negotiation with Metro.
  • Metro will pay against submitted invoices per terms of the contract.
  • Insurance is required to work at Metro; specifics will be discussed at time of selection.
  • Services will be provided as an independent contractor and does not include employee benefits.

Period of Performance

  • Independent contractor shall complete work by December 30, 2013, unless this Contract is terminated earlier or extended by Metro, as provided in the Contract.
  • Metro may extend the Period of Performance at its sole discretion by exercising up to two one year extensions by issuance of an appropriately funded modification to the Contract.
  • Funding for this Contract is based upon availability of funds as determined by Metro's fiscal budget which runs from July 1 through June 30 of each fiscal year. If funding is not approved for any subsequent fiscal year during which the Contract is in effect, Metro will issue a stop work notice.

Submittal Requirements

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following materials via email only:

  • Letter of Interest (why you are interested and why you would be the most qualified proposer)
  • Qualifications and experience (resume and references)
  • Samples of work (portfolio and links)
  • Schedule of availability and proposed hourly rate of compensation


Produce Facebook standards-compliant interactive content for use in Metro's social media endeavors. Examples of project by project deliverables are:

  • Develop interactive content that allows visitors to add their own photographs or videos to Rideshare-themed images and compose a final image that is shared on visitor and Metro's walls using creative from Metro's Design Studio; and
  • Create interactive content for Miss Traffic, Go Metro 10 and Destinations campaigns for use on Metro Social Media properties.

Evaluation Criteria

Note: the most highly qualified candidates may be invited for an interview.

  • Fee Proposal (30%)
  • Designer Skill Set & Experience (30%)
  • Portfolio of work (including websites, coding, process, etc) (30%)
  • References & and availability (10%)

Proposal Deadline

Submit proposal requirements via email only as outlined above for consideration by Friday, January 18, 2013 5PM PST.

Attn: Lan-Chi Lam, Interactive Design and Strategy Manager Subject: Interactive Design Services (Independent Contractor) Email: laml@metro.net Questions: You may contact Lan-Chi Lam with questions via email.

Please, no off-shore or job placement services.

Candidates only! It is NOT OK for recruiters or others to solicit this company.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation's transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country's largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people - nearly one-third of California's residents - live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.

Metro’s design program, built and maintained in-house, engages our audiences with a friendly voice, bright color and richly varied imagery, important elements in one of the country’s toughest markets for public transit. Here, where American car culture was born, Metro’s design has bolstered a 50 percent increase in public approval between 2002 to 2008.