Problem/Opportunity Statement ??" Existing custom character based accounting application for lumber manufacturing company completed in 1997 needs to be rewritten into contemporary GUI interface using mainstream PC-based multi-user relational database. Original system was developed using Oracle 7.3.4 on SCO Unix 3.2 OpenServer 5.04 O/S platform utilizing SQRibe’s SQR reporting tool v220.127.116.11.
• Objectives ??" Develop set of bid specifications for a re-write in order for Company to put project out for competitive bids. New application would reside in a Windows environment. Database front and back ends to be determined by successful bidder.
• Functionality ??" Bid package would outline modules, reports, functionality and enhancements necessary to replace existing system.
• System Overview ??" Existing System has the following basic accounting modules: AR, AP (No PO System), GL, PR. It also has the following custom modules specific to lumber manufacturing: Lumber Inventory, Lumber Sales & Shipping, Logging Contractor Payment, Timber Inventory, Wood Chip Shipments by Rail, Shavings Shipments by truck, and Fuel Distribution (Diesel & Gasoline). Total users 6-8.
• Special Consideration ??" Current application would be available on a dial-up basis order to facilitate specification package development. Additionally, Company will provide copies of all reports and explanations necessary to complete project.
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).