Dream Project or Nightmare?

I’ve recently acquired over 2 million feet of 16mm film shot in the 80’s for a nature program. The material is fantastic and I have a work print copy with a flatbed viewing station and the master stock stored in a film vault. However, my company cannot justify the expense of purchasing a high end scanner without a better idea of what the digitized material will look like. I am looking for someone to help us evaluate, test scan and possibly contract with us to collaborate on this project. I thought there maybe some folks here who could help.