$5,000 to $15,000
Feb 1, 2024
We are seeking an IT Consultant on behalf of our client, a healthcare-focused nonprofit based in Colorado. The role involves migrating a local SQL database to Azure SQL and ensuring system compatibility with existing processes. Applicants should be skilled in Azure SQL, Microsoft Access, and cloud database migrations. Responsibilities include cost analysis, terminal server evaluation, phased migration planning, execution, and documentation of maintenance procedures. To apply, please email responses in PDF format to email@example.com. The deadline is March 1, 2024. Full details are below.
A healthcare-focused nonprofit based in Colorado is inviting proposals from experienced IT consultants for the migration of its current case management system from a local SQL database to an Azure SQL database. This project involves an evaluation of its existing system, implementation of necessary upgrades, and provision of detailed documentation for ongoing maintenance.
The nonprofit currently uses a local SQL database with Microsoft Access as the front end to manage volunteers and client data. The SQL database is hosted on a server located at its headquarters in Denver, CO.
Thirty employees and several non-employees from across the country use this SQL database daily. These users access the database via remote connection to a terminal server. The goal is to transition to a cloud-based solution to improve data management, sustainability, accessibility, and security.
Provide an estimate of the costs for implementing and maintaining an Azure SQL database tailored for a nonprofit organization.
Evaluate the compatibility of existing Microsoft Access components with Azure SQL.
Terminal Server Assessment and Replacement
Assess the need for replacing the current terminal server with Azure Virtual Machine (VM). If needed, set up an Azure VM to replace the terminal server.
File Attachment Management
Propose solutions for managing file attachments currently stored on the local server.
Phased Database Migration
Plan and execute database migration to Azure SQL in phases to minimize disruption to users.
Access Connection Deployment
Deploy updated Access connections to all users.
Database Schema Updates
Perform basic updates to the database schema based on a list of requirements. This may include creating 1-2 additional tables and adding or modifying existing fields.
Document key aspects of database maintenance, including database diagram, Access connection instructions, field modification guidelines, and peculiarities with the setup.
The nonprofit is seeking a qualified vendor for the immediate requirements of this project and is interested in exploring the possibility of extending the relationship into ongoing database maintenance and/or general IT support. While the current RFP focuses on the specific tasks of migrating and upgrading its database system, they recognize the value of long-term, consistent IT support to ensure the continued efficiency and security of their technology infrastructure.
Proposals should include:
Proposals will be evaluated based on: