a) Our website, [url removed, login to view], is getting more and more traffic. It is mambo based, and starts to get really slow (especially due to lots of database access with SEF (search engine friendly) URLs.
b) Customers do not find the relevant information to products, the reason is simple, the structure needs a slight overhaul. Should be more "standard" (like, for example, linksys)
c) the content is up-to-date and accurate.
d) for security reasons, it could make sense to make the website "static" (not using a database and dynamic page generation like with mambo, but instead making a copy of the site after doing changes and publish only the copy).
e) we do need the capability to update the website with new documents, news, files in regards to products etc without the need to write extensive HTML (so some form of cms should be used).
f) slight changes to the graphical representation are accepted, the menu structure must be somewhat changed to make the navigation more "standard".
The project you bid on here is the "pre" project. We expect you to bid for analysis, suggestion of structural changes to make things better findable, explain which tools/CMS you want to use, and also provide a quote for the "main" project, transforming the website as per your suggestions. we also would like to see a "teaser" as a result of this pre-project - the menu structure, one language, some pages. You should indicate the quote for the main project already when you bid for this project, at least a range.