Patents Assigned to Proposal Technologies Network, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6356909
    Abstract: An integrated web based system for generating electronic request for proposal (RFP) forms and responding to the generated RFPs over a secure communications network. Using a web site interface, the present invention enables users to request specific information for goods and services from specific vendors, automates the process of responding to the RFPs, and automates the process of reviewing, analyzing and presenting the results. Potential vendors are notified via e-mail when the RFP is completed, and have the option to respond to the RFP by using information stored in the associated online databases or by providing new information that is then stored in the online databases. The system remembers links from questions to all appropriate responses and prompts vendors to add them to their response form. Analysis on completed forms is automated and enables the users to evaluate RFPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Proposal Technologies Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Spencer