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Method for electronically publishing a single organization's requirements in an electronic publication

United States Patent

August 12, 2008
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A system for electronically publishing the requirements of a buyer that reduces the time and paperwork required by vendors to transact business with the buyer. The electronic publication includes one or more categorized lists of items that the buyer is seeking to procure. Each listed item includes the name of the item, a brief description of the item, the name of a contact person within the buyer's organization, and one or more dates relevant to the item. The name of the item is presented as a hyperlink that leads to a detailed description of the item and a list of electronically editable forms required by the buyer. The name of the contact person is also presented as a hyperlink that leads to contact information for the contact person. Within the electronic publication, vendors can register with the buyer regarding any listed item(s). Registered vendors receive automatic updates relating to items for which they registered. An administration section, accessible only to the buyer, allows the buyer to organize information and forms submitted by the vendors.
Cannella; Timothy Patrick (Yorktown, VA), Brown; Zopalla Deyar (Newport News, VA), Leverenz; Julia B. (Williamsburg, VA), Danforth; Teresa Marie (Lanexa, VA), Kyte; Shannan Dyan (Williamsburg, VA), Dempster; Karen Congiu (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates (Newport News, VA)
10/ 663,276
September 16, 2003
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER40150 from the Department of Energy.