Global Patent Index - EP 1228475 A4

EP 1228475 A4 2002-11-13 - A SYSTEM FOR COMPETITIVE PRICING PROCUREMENT OF CUSTOMIZED GOODS AND SERVICES

Title (en)

A SYSTEM FOR COMPETITIVE PRICING PROCUREMENT OF CUSTOMIZED GOODS AND SERVICES

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR BESTIMMUNG VON WETTBEWERBSPREISEN UND ZUM EINKAUFEN VON KUNDENSPEZIFISCHEN WAREN UND DIENSTLEISTUNGEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME PERMETTANT DE FIXER DES PRIX CONCURRENTIELS ET D'ACQUERIR DES BIENS ET DES SERVICES PERSONNALISES

Publication

EP 1228475 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99960604 A

Priority

  • US 9928166 W
  • US 38337199 A
  • US 45002399 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0115032A1] An apparatus and method for selecting a lowest bidding vendor from a plurality of vendors (8) of a customized good or service, including receiving a set of vendor's attributes from each of the plurality of vendors (8) representing their respective capabilities, and receiving an invitation-for-bid data from the buyer (6) defining a custom job for which the buyer (6) desires price quotes or bids. The vendor attributes or the invitation-for-bid, or both, are received through a web browser (10). The invitation-for-bid is compared to each of the vendor's attributes according to certain standard or optional selection criteria to generate a vendor selection pool of vendors (14) qualified to bid on the job. Each vendor in the vendor selection pool receives a vendor's invitation-for-bid. A bid is received from at least one vendor in the vendor selection pool, the lowest price bid is identified, the buyer (6) is informed of the identity of the selected vendor, and solicited for approval of the selected vendor. Upon receipt of approval from the buyer (6), an order is issued to the selected vendor. The non-selected vendors in the selection pool are informed of the bid prices and of the selection results.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No Search
  • See also references of WO 0115032A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0115032 A1 20010301; AU 1746500 A 20010319; CA 2382988 A1 20010301; EP 1228475 A1 20020807; EP 1228475 A4 20021113

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-30 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030529

2002-11-13 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20021001

2002-11-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-08-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020326

2002-08-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE