Ok here's the deal, I've got 30 available, I need someone provide the best recommendation other than Joomla / Mambo / Typo / Wordpress.
the features I need:
support for up to 20 groups (each group can have multiple users and users can be in multiple groups)
Admin group and Superadmin group.
users virtually unlimited (based on server capability, currently only about 75 users and would never realistically be over about 10000 users)
each group should be tied to a "department" allowing the department head to manage users for their department only, as well as edit their page(s) and files, and their gallery.
the superadmin-group should be able to edit any department info.
each group needs the following:
a seperate files directory
a seperate page and link from the main page (should also have a submenu if they have more than 1 page active).
a links management area (general links for the group only).
should be template based with the same footer and header for all groups.
should be seo friendly (htaccess)
each page should have option to use "generic" or page specific keywords and other metatag data.
web based admin obviously or it wouldn't be a cms.
now I understand that this is not a 30 dollar project and am willing to pay more, but if possible provide a demo to something similar to this.
I have also started coding this from scratch so if you have something ready that would be great, also if you know of another CMS that can be made more "anonymous" I would also be interested.
if this works, consider us partners as this should be leading to at least 5 - 10 more sites nearly identical with only a template change needed.
request for support option (only to logged in users), and would be set up by the superadmin as to the possible issues, etc... I can trouble ticket system that can be modified for use as well (I'm currently working on one for on sourceforge).
admin side should be based on user access level and group access level.
there will not be any sort of commerce ever added to the cms, and should not ever need a payment gateway.
if this works out, I will also be working with the same person (or whoever the winning bidder recommends) for template design and graphics design.
winning bidder will be given more details.
currently the site we are focusing on replacing is one that was done back in the day of frames. header frame, body frame, footer frame.
this needs to go and must be replaced with something more user friendly.