LifeinAsia - 3:42 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
If that's the priority, stick with the original coders. They built it, so they should know the code best. Anyone knew is going to have to spend quite a bit of time looking through the code to get a feel for things.
Id just like to get the site back up and running.
Then again, if it was written 3 years ago, the original coders may need some time to get back up to speed on the project. Also, is it the same company you used before or the exact same people who wrote the code in 2008? If it's just the same company, it may end up being different coders (the old ones may have moved on to another company).
Remember, there are 3 options when coding: price, speed, quality. Consider yourself lucky to be able to get 2 out of 3 at any time.