I won't mince words in this email, so here's some vital info:
The link to the scope of work is here: http://www.alphabeads.com/rfp/1.htm
WHAT I NEED DONE:
1. show clients how much of what we have.
2. provide clients a method to tell me what they want.
I need a VERSION 1.0 site. There are a million whistles and bells I know you could offer, but I don't need all that. Just stick to the simple bare-bones scope of work.
I don't care what language you use, as long as it works in the server hosting the site, and the goals are met.
I don't think this should cost too much, as I know that someone proficient in perl/php/etc. should think these are a simple tasks to accomplish. I'm looking forward to your quote. Time will have a lot to do with how much I'm willing to spend. Getting everything working in a week would command a higher amount than a month.
Please feel free to discuss this with anyone you like in the office there. I hope after reading and checking out the pages I made you'll conclude that I know how sites like this work - I just don't know how to do it myself (yet).
I'm the Vice President and decision maker for our family owned company, Indoexpo, Inc. While I live full-time in Indonesia, all of our business transactions happen in the USA. I will be available via email virtually every morning until lunchtime, and have no problem calling your office from my office in Indonesia to discuss the project. In fact, I prefer this from time to time. Email is great, but sometimes a discussion can clear things up faster and easier.
One final note: I'm very serious about getting this done in the next month or so.
Please respond as soon as you can.
I'm looking forward!