It is apparent no one has an off-the-shelf solution for what I need, and while the original bid request was for developing specifications, I have gone ahead and tried to document the requirements for this booking system. They are now attached in a Zip file.
We need to build a travel booking system for accommodation and tours, with ability to be used on 'portals' (ie. a collection of a number of operators available for booking)
An example of the sort of system required is [url removed, login to view] Each individual listing shown should also be able to be fed to external sites via RSS / included script.
The system will need to be built in PHP / mySQL (and ideally use some smart Web2.0 interface for user interaction. Ideally we will include : - ability to include a Google map reference - integration with Google Checkout and PayPal - inventory management (availability) - pricing including ability to enter special offers and 'last minute' offers - RSS feeds of special offers - ability for operators to be paid via a centralised portal, or paid individually to their own Paypal or Google Checkout account
We therefore need to :
a) Identify your past experience in developing similar systems b) Outline your suggested plan for providing the outcomes required (identify the included and/or excluded functionality based on the attached Specifications document)
c) Provide a bid for the delivery of the suggested system
1) Proof of similar systems developed in the past including reference sites and (ideally) clients 2) Specific description of the functionality which will be delivered 3) Estimated costs for the suggested project 4) Note development for stage 2 is to be undertaken in PHP/MySQL There is no problem reusing pre-existing code and programs if you have rights to them, as long as the eventual source is owned by the client following completion of this project PLEASE NOTE - only bids which specifically address proof of capability and links to similar work will be considered
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Tuesday Sep 25, 2007 11:45:51 PM:
Hi all In response to requests for greater information about what I am seeking to achieve, coupled with the fact few bidders have any obviously similar applications, I have produced a rough Specification document, and changed this bid request to cover programming and delivery of the required solution. The zip file is contained at the base of : [url removed, login to view] If I can provide further supporting information once you've had an overview of that document, please let me know Kind regards Carl
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Monday Oct 1, 2007 5:02:39 AM:
Hi everyone I have extended the bidding deadline to allow time for providing questions or feedback on the additional document I added for clarification. Please let me know via the message section if you have any queries Kind regards Carl
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Sunday Oct 7, 2007 7:50:07 AM:
Extended yet another week to allow everyone time to review the details submitted for this bid Thanks :)
PHP / mySQL / Web 2.0 (AJAX) optional