I am looking for a Bangalore-based company that can devote 120 work days between 2 Feb and 27 April for a set of 12-14 projects. The team needs to have strong skillsets in the following areas:
-PHP script customisation
I will be coming to Bangalore for 3 months to ensure fast development of the sites. I already have designers based in Bangalore and would be spending half a day at designers', half a day with the coders. I am looking to take a close role in the project management, supporting your team to ensure that there are no delays due to communication. I have a small UK business that I am seeking to rapidly expand with relatively limited capital. But the potential for future expansion is significant.
The different kinds of websites you would be working with me on developing include
-digital ecommerce site with custom CMS for admin to post content
and determine pricing
-facebook-type social networking
-blog-type publishing software, but highly customised
-RSS aggregator, highly customised for speed and appearance
-website SMS gateway with send/receive functionality
-website that automatically updates a Quark Express or InDesign magazine template with images and text uploaded by visitors to the site and also displays the images and text onsite in a searchable and usability-friendly way
-digital ecommmerce website
with customised functionality around pricing
-sms gateway with the ability to automatically read and search sms text received for specific information
-freelance jobs site
For all of this web development work, I estimate a requirement of around 150 man days
, all to be covered between 2 Feb to 27 Feb. For this level of resource I am prepared to pay a fixed fee of $4000 USD, and this should cover all of the work on all of the sites until they are completed. Likely overruns should be stated within the first 2 days of each project otherwise the fixed price for all projects applies regardless of when the project is completed by.
In effect I'm looking for the equivalent of 2.3 of your staff over 65 working days. Note however that I will need specialists in each of the technologies above, rather than two assigned staff members. As an out of practice MCSD, I am also keen to learn more of the technical detail of the programming.
I am looking, therefore, for a company that has a great depth of expertise in all the technologies listed above, has a very customer-centric culture and is willing to accommodate this approach to business development because it values long-term client relationships very highly.
Also location within easy reach of Airport Road would be ideal.
If you are interested then I would request the following from you:
1) an example, specifically for *each* of the above technologies (AJAX etc) and site types (eg digital ecommerce), of a site that you have built
using that technology or site type
2) details of the staff you would be assigning - their educational backgrounds and level of experience
3) facilities you have onsite and whether you have capacity to accommodate me on your premises during working hours as I will need a working base
4) availability of staff who can assist with website specification writing and scoping
5) your office address in Bangalore
6) the total number of employees you have in website/software development in the Bangalore office
Thanks for your interest.