We need to build a Sharepoint site that helps employees of a company order the lowest priced computer hardware from approved vendors.
Part 1 (Overview):
The employee will log on to the site and select their requirements (cpu, memory, hard disk etc.) and the prices from vendors will be shown accordingly.
Approved Vendors will be able to log on to the site and update their prices manually and via EDI (such as bulk upload or XML).
Part 2 (Overview):
If the employee has specific requirements outside of the normal order process they can use the system to put a description of their requirements together. This description will then be sent out to approved vendors who will have the chance to respond by clicking on a link in email and submitting their details.
That is the overview, added to this are the usual tracking, email alerts, role based security etc. Please see the attached specification for more information.