To develop a networking site for industry-specific professionals that will share functional similarities with LinkedIn.com. Features to include would be: Directory of public contacts/information, with user addition capability, search/sort functions Individual user/company registration and profile creation with contact information, agency/representative contact information, work history, and function for others to add references - option to be listed as public or private for contact preferences Group registration function - professional organization, alumni, etc. Section where notes can be written about a user's contact that can only be viewed by that user. User calendar indicating availability to direct contacts. Tool to synch contacts from Outlook or other PIM. For example - search to determine whether contacts are already on network. If so, option to automatically invite them to connect - if not, option to send an invitation via the contact's email address. Instant messaging/in-network email function between direct contacts. Future expansion to include VOIP (Yahoo messenger) so that calls could be made directly to a contact online. Search function by name, credit/work history, title, location, references, etc. Contact search function according to name, credit/work history, title, location, etc. Team creation function with an option to include users that are not direct contacts, but are desired participants. For example - a department head should be able to create a general candidate list using the information on this network, determine the availability of the people using the calendar function, & determine how they can contact/be introduced to the people. Ability to send out a bid request to a group of individuals/companies listed in the public directory Ability to use/view/synch site information on/to a handheld/smartphone. We anticipate this being a multi-step project and would like to discuss the options/functionalities with interested bidders to determine the best course of action.