Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 07:15:21 -0400
From: Robert Hettinga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: NIST Joins CommerceNet...
Don't you just love sunshine laws?
Notice they effectively call CommerceNet "the only" "consortium which
develops and maintains an Internet-based infrastructure for electronic
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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 06:41:48 -0500 (CDT)
To: <other people>, email@example.com
[Commerce Business Daily: Posted April 15, 1997]
>From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access
PART: U.S. GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENTS
CLASSCOD: D--Information Technology Services, including Telecommunication
OFFADD: National Institute of Standards & Technology, Acquisition
& Assistance Div., Bldg. 301, Rm B117, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
SUBJECT: D--MEMBERSHIP IN A CONSORTIUM WHOSE MISSION IS TO CONDUCT
GROWTH IN INTERNET-BASED ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.
POC Trena N. Bercaw (301) 975-6324// Fax (301) 963-7732
DESC: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
has a requirement to become a member of an existing consortium
which develops and maintains an Internet-based infrastructure
for electronic commerce. NIST requires interaction between
industry leaders, in the research and development of a next
generation infrastructure for electronic commerce. The consortium
shall be able to accelerate Internet-based electronic commerce
by identifying and working to resolve key industry issues,
providing a global, multi-industry forum for collaboration,
and serving as an advocate through public policy and education.
This membership shall be for a period of one (1) year. It is
the intent of the Government to negotiate with CommerceNet,
of Palo Alto, California, under 41 U.S.C. 253 (c)(1), as the
only responsible source able to fulfil the requirement of this
agency. No solicitation package is available. Inquiries may
be faxed to (301) 963-7732. See Numbered Note 22 and 26.
LINKDESC: NIST Contracts Homepage
EMAILDESC: NIST Contracts Office
CITE: (W-105 SN062439)
All rights reserved.
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