I'm currently in the process of writing a business proposal for a polytechnic. The guy we spoke with told us that he would like an asset management system that would tell him when things like furniture need to be renewed, repaired, cleaned, and what its current value is, etc. He would like to put small bar code stickers on some of the furniture so it can be scanned and accessed quickly in the system.
If the client accepts our proposal, then we'll develop the system in Java and create C/C++ modules for interacting with the bar-code scanner & printer.
Only problem is we don't know what price quote to give to the client, nor what software license we should propose. There is a chance that we will need some of the source code again for future projects.
Any help would be greatly appreicated, and if this is not the right place to ask these questions could someone please point me in the right direction. Thank you.