The project is a "proof-of-concept" for a unique social networking portal and it has to be live by 20/10/08 with continual tinkering/ improvement from thereon. The realistic solution is to heavily customise a ready-made CMS/ portal system. We are open to any solution that is secure, scalable, robust and cutting edge ( plan for user base of millions!).
The front-end/ GUI has to be very impressive and specifications will be given as to the desired layout output. The back-end is not of any real concern right now as this only represents a concept and underlines our business plan to potential investors.
The winning bidder will present their offering (whether PHP, Python, Ruby-on-Rails, etc) and clearly outline the reasons for the choice.
The demo site will be hosted as a subdomain, say [url removed, login to view], on either lunarpages or glowhost. The winning bidder will have to promise and deliver high quality solutions.
Every serious bidder is expected to be able to unscramble and expand these basic tenets of programming... RYD and VCM via a Private Message.