My business partner and I are designers. We were/are currently building a site for a large trade organization and the coder we were working with has become unavailable to work on our project anymore, leaving us in a bit of a tight spot. What we need is a content management system that will allow articles/news/lists etc. to be input into a database from a web-based interface (which we will create with you.) The input requirements for different kinds of articles and news etc. are different, so the system needs to be able to handle that. (i.e. - every kind of information input into the system will not neccessarily follow the same format.) The information in the database needs to searchable. The system needs to be able to feed the information from the database to a web front-end. The system must also automatically create archives of past material input into the database. We are looking for an EXTREMELY short development lifecycle. If you live near/in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we would like to meet with you to go over the specifics and answer any questions you may have.
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).
The server that the website of this trade organization is running on is a windows machine, so the system must be written in ASP/ASPX and use Microsoft SQL. (or anything else that would work in this environment.) We have no control over the server or the software installed on it, so switching to, say, PHP/MySQL is not an option.