This project has 2 distinct parts to it:
-- integrate Mambo, a CRM [e.g. SugarCRM], a Workspace [e.g. NetOffice] and a Helpcentre into a one-login seamless Groupware Implementation
-- increase functionality to attract and capture details of potential clients and partners
Bidders must meet the following requirements:
-- proven track record of integrating proposed packages
-- knowledge of integrating Mambo and MySQL
-- understanding of dotProject & Subversion
Further details can be found in the attached documentation. Suggested reading order is:
-- Kikkup - A Brief Overview
-- Agile Project Management Framework
-- Source Version Control Procedures
-- CW Project - Groupware Implementation Tender
-- CW Project - Website Content
Our aim in providing these documents is to give as full an overview as possible, so please read them from start to end before submitting a bid.
[at the time of posting these documents have not been fully finalised, but will be posted on this site by the end of the week].
Kikkup operates within the Agile development methodology and so are happy to receive proposals from companies who wish to bid for one part of the project as outlined, but not the whole package. We're therefore also interested in hearing from people who feel their expertese is in the "Speculate and Explore Parameters" section of the "CW Project - Groupware Implementation Tender" document.
Ultimately, Kikkup would like to develop "pools" of trusted third party freelancers through whom web-based products can be administered and refined as time goes by. We seek to implement best-of-breed solutions and so expect only the best-of-the-best freelancers will apply, no matter how narrow their focus.
Bidders should be aware this project will be publicised on other sites as well as this one.
In addition to these please also see attached documentation.
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).
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Friday Jan 13, 2006 11:49:16 AM:
Thank you very much for your interest in this project.
During Monday 16/01 (UK time) I shall be conducted a shortlisting across all bidders from all sources.
General criterea will include value for money so you should be aware the average confirmed bid across all suppliers is $3500 for 8 weeks.
Criterea will also include a demonstration of understanding of the projects requirements.
So, in order to gain automatic shortlist selection bidders should ensure
a) they provide value for money
b) they have at least given a recommendation concerning the CMS/CRM/PMS packages to be used (or accepted our initial thinking) and preferably detailed how they would implement the single login [seperate database, patched code to one database, sycynchronisation of databases, etc].
Exceptions to this will be at my discrestion alone.
Following on from shortlist further PMB convers ations will be entered into resulting in the award of the project towards the end of the week.
Website using Mambo CMS with SugarCRM and NetOffice integrated in. All running on Linux.