We have a website project based on PHP/MySQL
The project is a portal searching in the internal database for entries matching the query (postal code, company name, check boxes, etc.)
The result will be displayed in a list (with graphicall representations for the checked fields etc.)
From the list view a further detailed view can be accesssed, providing complete information of the company.
A statistical tool will be required, which logs the queries (what regions, etc. where most searched, etc.) and the entries listed (how often which compny was listed in a certain time frame)
A user access is required, which allows members to enter or modify data. (Also the user activities have to be logged to honor active members, etc.)
However the query functuonality should be provided to everyone - new users, revisiting users and members (a cookie should remember recent data entries)
Since the site will later be international, a multilingual feature must be prepared.
For the Text content an integration of a CMS would be helpfull for the site management.
In a later stage also a multiplatform is previewed (Smartphone, WAP), therefore a three-tier architecture for the database access and presentation should be previewed.
As you can see from the description this is amulti-phase project and we are looking for a reliable partner to work long term. With the initial project we will need you to install the system on our hosted site (PHP5/SQL5), since we are no programmers (However experienced in SW projects Management and Database designs).
We are open for suggestions (easiest to use CMS- phpCMS, Mambo,Nuke, Typo3 etc), however we will need