We just got wind of an RFP from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (LRC) which manages the US Code — the codified version of our federal public laws. You should think about it as an opportunity. This is an opportunity for smart developers and designers to do something amazing. The LRC is asking for someone to:
- Provide a searchable version of the United States Code that can be used by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (“the Office”) to maintain and publish the Code.
- Provide the public with access to the same tools which the Office uses for searching the United States Code.
- Support the expedited release of the classifications of statutes to the United States Code for the benefit of the Office and the public.
- Provide information to the public about codification legislation drafted by the Office. Support the public download of Code materials in multiple formats.
- Provide information to the public on the nature and purpose of the Office.
- Provide tools for the collection of public feedback on the work of the Office.
Wouldn’t it be great if someone from our community managed to pull that off?
The bad news is that the proposals are due in six days. The opportunity is remarkable– redesigning the interface for how people view and interact with laws online, and may be worth considering for the people in our community. Check out the rfp and the vendor Q&As for more information. Consider bidding on it.