Government of Canada

Upgrade of a Large Data Portal to Drupal 7

BuyAndSell.gc.ca is a public-facing portal with information about the Government of Canada's procurement process

Government of Canada - Procurement Website

 

BuyAndSell.gc.ca is Public Works Government Services Canada's procurement information portal. It includes important information for businesses and government employees about doing business with government departments. In 2012, we undertook a project to migrate all the content from Drupal 6 site into an overhauled Drupal 7 site. The new site complied with the latest federal government branding and accessibility requirements, and included advanced search integration with newly released contract history datasets to further the organization's open data initiatives.

The Solution

  • Migrating content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7
  • Creating custom entities to model contract data
  • Importing contract data into Drupal 7
  • Customizing Search API to search contract data
  • Setting up a testing framework
  • Following the WCAG 2 AA Accessibility guidelines
  • Incorporating the Government of Canada's common look and feel