An interesting RFP for a Network of Networks: HASTAC.org
The primary goal for the new hastac.org is to be simple and flexible. We are an organization that is always changing, and we expect our web site to be able to evolve along with us as we expand, experiment, and learn together. In our request for proposals we outline a number of specific approaches that we think will help us accomplish our mission effectively, but no single feature is as important as the need to keep the site easy to manage and simple to change in the future. We ask that developers state which features will be included in their proposals and which features should be delayed or reconsidered to keep both cost and complexity at a minimum.
Full RFP: http://www.hastac.org/drupal-rfp-2010
we need FLEXIBILITY AND SIMPLICITY more than anything else [...] We hope soon to be in the hands of an able Drupal developer who can make our plans into reality and so we can do even more, in the future, to strengthen our network of networks, all of us who are trying--as our motto goes--to learn the future together.