We are working with analysts who are in need to current pricing on various commodities. For example, price of a particular cola from 50 different sources. What we are looking for is a web spider that will seek information. Once the information is found, it is presented (via a web interface) where an analyst can click off things he will need. He can then import the information to a spreadsheet.
The above is a very generic overview. The application eventually needs to learn particular requests and gather information on it's own based on the selection that the analyst keeps. Furthermore, the application needs to evolve to do more than gather pricing, but maybe data on other commodities (ie, drunk driving deaths in Illinois, red light camera tickets in particular city, prisoners in specific state).
This project would be a 3-6 month and then ongoing with support.
More details will be provided based on conversation with analysts and programmers. We are at very early stages of design and will need help from programmer