As an early phase, research firm, we seek assistance in converting our current Excel spreadsheets into a more functional relational database. We do not have the time, nor cash-flow, to work with inexperienced software personnel. We will develop a series of milestone with the successful candidate in order to allow us to continue our research, while additional functionality is programmed into the database. As a former software development house executive and programmer, I have been tasked with overseeing the development and implementation of this project. Should the contractor perform well, we will send additional projects to them.