This is a bid for a complete site designed and constructed for a price comparsion company.
Basically we are opening an online site that will directly price compare leading retailers with which we have an affiliate contract. These listings will allow the consumer to select the lowest price and be directed to the retailers site at the product in question (with our affiliate ID).
This site will be similar to [[url removed, login to view]] or [[url removed, login to view]] , however it will be for a more specialized market.
We want a user friendly, simple site designed with allowances for preferred affiliates (which will place their links above all others).
Basically the site should incorporate a bot or software tool of some sort that will search predefined sites for items based on categories and copy the information into a database listed on our site. Then it will check other retailers and if the same product is found it will put their pricing in the same list as the other retailers, providing a comparison between stores on the same products. If a product only has one retailer, it will still be listed but with just that retailer.
Perhaps this bot will run on a time delay or on some other schedule, I look to your expertise for advice on this.
Any site design modifications you would recommend are welcome, please bring any suggestions to our attention.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Needs to be viewable by the majority of US consumers, which likely means in Internet Explorer at 1024x768 resolution.
The program used to code (ie: ASP, PHP, SQL) is up to your discretion.