Web Application Development Professional Services

Web Services manages maryland.gov - the State’s Internet portal - as a central location for citizens to access services provided by enterprise state agencies. Web Services operates an enterprise content management platform for hosting of agency websites. The division administers standards and guidelines for agency web sites, accessibility, graphics, social media and statewide web applications.

Shared Website Development Services (Microsoft SharePoint)

Service

 

Description

The Maryland Department of Information Technology offers public facing websites that deliver a consistent and intuitive experience to citizens who interact with state government on the web and via mobile devices. Shared website development services include professional planning, design, site configuration, hosting and maintenance support below market rates. Websites are configured and optimized to run on the state’s enterprise web Content Management System (CMS), Microsoft SharePoint and customers are offered hands-on access to publish content, documents, images and more...

Features and Benefits

  • Cost savings from standard design and common technology platform
  • Rapid deployment from standard design and common technology platform
  • Responsive web design
  • Non-Visual Accessibility (NVA) compliance
  • Reliability and scalability on the state’s enterprise cloud-based platform
  • 24 x 7 x 365 website availability and customer access to CMS
  • High availability and performance during high traffic timeframes and planned maintenance
  • Access to testing and development environments
  • High capacity storage
  • Security management of intrusion detection, user authentication, and user licences
  • Server administration including all server software upgrades, patches and hotfixes.
  • File system backups and server snapshots to meet recovery time objectives and Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Monitoring of website availability, performance and supported services including:
    • All network traffic
    • Administration access
    • Anti-virus software by DoIT Security Services and Cloud Infrastructure via web application firewall (WAF).
  • Planning, migration, redesign and new site development
  • Troubleshooting and fixes of standard features and functionality

Department Owner
Web Services

Service Owner
Andrea Greer
andrea.greer@maryland.gov
410-697-9485

Support Contact
DoIT Service Desk
service.desk@maryland.gov
410-697-9700

Status
Currently offered

Eligible Customers

 
Enterprise Agencies Yes
Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Agencies Yes
Counties Yes
Local Municipalities No
Public No

Notes:
N/A

Service Prerequisites

 

Before service can be provisioned, the customer must meet the following requirements:

DoIT Provided Services
  • Use of DoIT maryland.gov Domain Registration Services (DNS) is required.
  • DoIT Server and Storage allocation
  • DoIT security standards for all websites
  • Subscription to networkMaryland services
Technical
​​N/A
Non-Technical
  • Customers approve and sign Statement of Work (SOW) and service agreement(s) prior to project kick-off
  • Provide three (3) customer contacts to be used as contacts for this service.

Notes: N/A

Scope of Service

 

This section outlines the area of responsibility between the provider (DoIT) and the customer.

In Scope
  • Public websites that are able to be hosted in SharePoint or WordPress.
  • Replicated large datasets stores that may be imported on a scheduled basis.
Out of Scope
  • Websites that are not able to be hosted using SharePoint or WordPress.
  • Intranet/Extranet hosting.
  • Integration or direct connections to resources (databases) inside customer networks.
  • Storage of Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
Customer Responsibilities
  • Shared services websites will adhere to agency website guidelines.
  • Provide at least one content manager to be trained by Web Services.
  • Maintain a list of all users and permissions to the website
  • Notify DoIT Web Services of any changes to the list of content managers
  • Review all content and approve publishing in a timely manner.
  • Supply all existing source code, databases, system documentation, and access to site analytics of any existing website.
  • Not upload sensitive, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to public websites. (See Service Catalog listing - Web Application Development for options)
  • Report any request for service to the DoIT Service Desk.

Notes:
N/A

Service Level Agreements

 
Category Enterprise Customer Standalone Customer
Availability
​99.9% Uptime, excluding planned maintenance
​99.9% Uptime, excluding planned maintenanc
Capacity
​See Pricing Guide
​See Pricing Guide
Support Hours
​24 x 7 x 365
​24 x 7 x 365
Maintenance Schedules
  • Websites will be available during planned maintenance windows, however, content changes will be frozen
  • Planned Maintenance notices are sent 2 weeks in advance
  • Wednesdays between 9PM - 12AM, or Sat/Sun 12AM – 6AM or 10PM - 1AM
  • Planned Maintenance notices are sent 2 weeks in advance
  • Wednesdays between 9PM - 12AM, or Sat/Sun 12AM – 6AM or 10PM - 1AM
Upgrades and Refreshes
​Estimated every 2 years
​​Estimated every 2 years

Notes: N/A

Pricing

 
Setup Fees (One-Time)
Unit Unit Price
Enterprise Customer Per site
  • Small - $1,000.00
  • Standard - $3,000.00
  • Complex - Custom SOW
Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Customer Per site
  • Small - $1,250.00
  • Standard - $3,750.00
  • Complex - Custom SOW
Annual Fees
Unit Unit Price
Enterprise Customer Per site
  • Small - $15,600.00
  • Standard - $54,500.00
  • Complex - $81,500.00
See Shared Website Development Services Unit Price Matrix for details of what is included in this price.
Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Customer Per site
  • Small - $17,160.00
  • Standard - $59,950.00
  • Complex - $89,650.00
See Shared Website Development Services Unit Price Matrix for details of what is included in this price. (Below)
Shared Website Development Services Unit Price Matrix
SML STD CPX
Access to content management X X X
Forms (Contact Us, Survey) X X X
Calendar X X X
Site Search X X X
Analytics X X X
Total pages and documents (up to 5,000) X
Total pages and documents (5,000 to 10,000) X
Total pages and documents (more than 10,000) X
Enterprise plugins, web parts (FAQs, export to Excel) X X X
Custom plugins, web parts X
Custom page layouts X X
Custom workflows (content approval, data transformation) X
Searchable datasets (up to 5,000 records) X X
Searchable datasets (more than 5,000 records) X