Hi Ladies and Gents,
There is a well known trade site called Alibaba. This site has a niche in that it particularly focuses on trade with mainland China. We are looking for a similar site replicating to a large degree what this site does but particularly focused on trade with the African continent.
This is basically an **open Request-For-Proposal** to construct and develop a similar site with similar or improved functionality ?€" the above site is basically your benchmark and project spec. Our company has its own source for clients (+35 000) and would therefore populate it or commence populating from that perspective. The above site is rich in content and functionality ideally this is where we would like to be your Proposal will indicate how much of the core functionality is immediately possible and how many of the other ?€œBells and Whisstles?€ will be added as later phases. Also view the Trade Manager functionality offered on the site which is important. Our company will have a dedicated ?€œTrade Desk?€ acting as both deal moderator and trade advisor. The admin reporting functionality is important these are mostly Sql statements with some page displays to trained individuals. We have a lot of African continent content that we can provide or alternatively we have to link to or frame the information of such content providers sites.
Our objective is a secure site, in PHP, using mysql. This could be longer term project with several enhancements to follow based on your own initiative and participative proposals and recommendations. We look forward to your participation.
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Tuesday Jul 8, 2008 5:08:04 PM:
Ladies and Gents, Thank you for a fantastic response. We will be evaluating all the bids that we have received and will respond to each individual bid within the week. Very Best Regards Julius Steyn
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Sunday Jul 13, 2008 9:27:43 AM:
Hallo Ladies and Gents, we needed to reopen the bid request not for additional bids but to finalise our decision. Please be patient we wish to announce the winning party soon. Best regards Julius