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Date Posted: May 03, 2011

Questions Due: E-mail questions to the Contracting Officer, Vanne.Tugbang@USPTO.GOV by May 18, 2011, 5:00 PM, EST

Responses Due: June 01, 2011, no later than 5:00 PM, EST

Objective: This RFI seeks to obtain information from interested parties, including the vendor community, about potential solutions to the problem of converting legacy documents to XML format.  The Office is exploring a wide range of possible solutions for several different but related needs.

The aim of this market research is to find solutions for this project at different stages. (1) initial processing with ad hoc collections with a very short time frame to make a September 2011 deadline to convert about 5,000 documents,  (2) a path towards a fully automated system for converting legacy online documents into fully structured textual format, to begin approximately Sept 2011 and continue for approximately two years, and  (3) when the new end-to-end system becomes operational, the intention will be for most information to enter the system as structured text or as text-backed documents, but there will continue to be a need for scanning and conversion of certain documents, so a solution that can accommodate this work going forward is also sought.

Details and specific response instructions for this RFI are included in the following documents:


Primary Point of Contact:
V'Anne Tugbang, Contracting Officer
Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Procurement
600 Dulany Street, MDE, 7th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450
or email: Vanne.Tugbang@USPTO.GOV.


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