eBusiness Application: I'm only looking for serious bidders who will accept payment after completion of my Pre-Defined Milestones, which will be provided to firms that I choose to have bid. I will also be looking for status reports weekly along with conference calls to discuss. My project is described in detail and will include flow charts as well as data fields that will be captured under the various areas of the system. WARNING: I WILL NOT SETTLE FOR HALF HEARTED WORK, LACK OF COMMUNICATION OR ANY BS. I am a good person to know who can bring other customers to the right firm through my business contacts. But I absolutely won't deal with incompetency, so don't apply if you don't have a polished and professional group of developers as well as a solid project manager. Here is what I need:
We wish to develop a bill review platform that takes in billing data either in electronic format or data entered, while scrutinizing the data based on pre-conditioned underwriting rules that are constantly being added. Some underwriting rules will be applied in real time and others are applied during batch runs. The outliers or pre-conditioned rules will determine where the bill goes. We'll have reporting (internal and external) as well as billing that occurs on the back-end. Here's the specifics of the desired systems technology:
Microsoft Web Server; C/C++; ASP; mySQL; XML.
This is a complete enterprise system that requires solid development groups only. I will also want to know that my pages look as professional, attractive and clean as the back-end functionality. We will own the code after the project and it is not to be replicated. We will require documentation of the coding so that we're not tied to anyone after the fact. While we'd like to continue working with our partners, we don't wish to be held hostage. Please provide your backgrounds, experience, your sample clients OR ACTUAL SITES where you've developed similar platforms (I want a demo on the functionality that you've coded in the past for your relative cases); communications mode; hours of operation; management approach toward development; delivery timelines; sample coding documentation.
I WILL NEED ALL ENCOMPASSING QUOTE AND THEN BREAK THAT UP BY MILESTONE ALONG WITH HOURS REQUIRED FOR CODING AND YOUR TIMELINE FOR COMPLETION. MISSED TIMELINES WILL BE SUBJECT TO 10% PENALTY OF THAT MILESTONES COST FOR EACH WEEK LATE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WERE TO ASSIGN $30 COST (JUST AN EXAMPLE) TO TIER 1 AND YOU WERE TWO WEEKS LATE, YOU'D RECEIVE $24 AT COMPLETION OF THAT MILESTONE TIER ($30-$3-$3). THEREFORE, I'D ADVISE YOUR FIRM TO BE REALISTIC, TRUTHFUL AND NOT OVER-PROMISE TO GET THE WORK.
ALL MILESTONES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH PROPER DOCUMENTATION OF THE DATABASE AND CODING. I USE PAYPAL FOR PAYMENTS SO YOU'LL NEED TO LET ME KNOW IF THAT'S AN ISSUE OR PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT SOURCE THAT MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE AND I'LL REVIEW THEIR FEES FOR PAYMENTS.
Send me information on your firm, other recent eBusiness solutions that you have developed entirely, how many employees, how many employees at your home locations, project managers background or resument and your standard business process including client communications, project management style, who would be developing the code and their backgrounds and experience. I'd also like to know how many weeks support you provide after the project is completed for bugs that they may come up. From there, I will select my firms of choice and submit much more detail on the project thereby requesting a bid. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO A QUALITY GROUP THAT CAN COMPLETE THE PROJECT IN A TIMELY MANNER.