I'm looking for some feedback, from someone with experience building complex sites, on what the going cost might be for development of a site similar to the example I was given.
The sitemap indicates the following:
10 top-level menu items
38 sub-menu items
42 sub-sub-menu items
Additionally, the site appears to contain two custom web apps, enabling users to search and apply for jobs. The job search app is located under Careers » Search Jobs
; another app is accessible from within each job listing and allows applicants to submit resumes and other info.
There's a great deal of information within this very well organized site. But, aside from the two web apps, the site strikes me as something that could could fit nicely into a Joomla or WordPress site (Joomla is my preferred CMS). And a php-enabling extension would allow the web apps to be built within Joomla -- I don't know if this is as easily done with WordPress.
I've been invited to bid on the new site, which will be similar to the one I've referenced here. I'm thinking a reasonable bid would be in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. But I've never built a site of this complexity. I'd be grateful if someone who has would weigh in on what a reasonable bid would be for a site like this.