Software development company to develop a custom software system for the new DSD NPO database web application.


To develop, in cooperation with the Department of Social Development (DSD), the new web-based NPO database system to replace the current system.

  • Create a functional and a technical specification based on the User Requirements Specification Document (URSD) which has been completed.

  • Develop a custom software system to satisfy the URSD under supervision of third party project manager.

  • Thoroughly test the system against all specifications.

  • Compile any necessary documentation and manuals as may be required.

  • Complete a rigorous end user training and user acceptance testing protocol.

  • Migrate all data in current system to new system and take system to production.


  • Experience working with government, specifically DSD.

  • Experience developing functional and technical specifications documents.

  • Experience in website design.

  • Experience in developing, launching and maintaining database driven web applications.

  • Experience in web application content development and editing.

  • Experience designing reports.

  • Experience in software development, specifically with .net/C sharp and Microsoft SQL.

  • Experience in software testing life cycle (e.g. requirements review, test case design & execution).

  • Experience in systems integration in terms of database and interface.

  • Experience in drafting user and operational manuals.

  • Ability to work under pressure and commitment to work to a tight time frame.

Please submit comprehensive proposals that address the requirements of the RFP electronically to Daniel Bakken at [email protected] by 2 December 2011 at 17:00 (5pm) South African time. Late submissions will not be considered.

Please ensure that the subject line states - APPLICATION - NPO WEBSITE/DATABASE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. The complete Request for Proposals (RFP) may be found at

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