Hi. I've joined this forum specifically for assistance in the process of tendering and appointing a database designer. I'm the part-time administrator for a small charity that already has a database, designed for purpose (a) but now needed for purpose (a) plus purpose (b) and purpose (c). Some of it doesn't work well, and so we've done a complete review. I've got a specification, and now need to find a few database engineeers, companies, etc, and select someone to work with us on this.

I'd love to chat with others who've done this before, or who have been on the receiving end of tenders.