Help a small organization upgrade its software inventory
we have a number of purchased software that we have not upgrade for at least 3- years. They are software COTS (off the shelves) that we purchased licenses for.....example, SQL, ABBYY, Textpad...etc After so many years, we decided it's time to do inventory and decide what to upgrade etc. Before we can proceed, we need help researching and document the impact on the organization for each application. For example, what is the new versions, what's new, platform supported, cost, etc...? Anything that can help us makes the best decision about which software to upgrade.
Anyway, I collected a list of COTS and have started documented some information in a table. I am not looking for too many details, simply enough information to help us decide. Most of the information could be found form the vendor's website.
I am ready to provide the qualified person with a list of COTS and a sample of what I have started
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).
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I have modified the bid and included a list of the COTS...only half of it(in excel). I have also included a word doc that contains a sample of what I have started (Textpad is a sample COST we used daily) - You don't have to follow my format but at least provide something similar. The goal is help us decide what to upgrade in our organization based on the report on each COTS - we will examine the report and decide if it's beneficial to upgrade our inventory based on upgrade information you will be able to provide. Info/support must be latest, accurate, etc. We need a good accurate report, because we don't want to upgrade something and later it brakes our system. After we receive report, my team will carefully examine it. Thanks -I will start selecting bids tomorrow - please let me know if you are still interested in doing this project