We would like a website developed that implements an online forum, similar to a freelance coding forum - companies will register, in a couple of different categories, and then users will be able to connect to the site and perform searches to find those companies, or browse through a directory of them. Each company will have a page describing them, user configurable, containing information and embedded video clips. Users can register for free to get basic searching ability or can purchase a membership through the site for additional search functionality. There will be a dashboard for companies to adjust their profiles, and another for client users.
We were thinking that Joomla might be well suited to this project, but are open to any solution that will run on a Linux/Apache web server against a MySQL database. In your bid, please specify what you would code this site in. Also, we would like to find a team that is able to start shortly, because we would like to get the site built as soon as possible.