InternetWeek and Doculabs Solicit Responses to RFP on Behalf of Partminer

Top Three Supply Chain Solutions Will be Unveiled at the InternetWeek Transformation Conference October 29 - November 1, 2000

Oct 11, 2000

CMP Media's InternetWeek, the source for IT and corporate professionals who are applying Internet technologies and strategies to transform their businesses, today announced it is partnering with Doculabs, an independent industry analyst firm, to solicit solutions for Partminer as part of a Live RFP (Request for Proposal) program that will be showcased at the InternetWeek Transformation Conference, October 29 through November 1, 2000 in Laguna Niguel, CA. InternetWeek and Doculabs are now accepting vendor responses to the published Partminer RFP at All entries must be submitted by October 15, 2000.

InternetWeek and Doculabs will evaluate the proposals and choose the top three Live RFPs-those organizations that meet the RFP criteria including: design, installation, and maintenance of an Internet-based supply chain management system solution to complement Partminer's existing financial and manufacturing data systems. The winning RFP solution will be presented to the entire InternetWeek Transformation Conference audience. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for their top solution and compare it to the experts' winner recommendation.

"We are constantly hearing from the InternetWeek constituency that they really want to know what works and what doesn't and why," said Wayne Rash, InternetWeek's Editor of Events. "By partnering with Doculabs, we'll be able to bring the attendees into the Live RFP process and work them through many of the issues involved in developing Web-enabled supply chain management solutions."

"We're excited to be working with InternetWeek on this Live RFP program," said Cyndi Lauda, analyst for Doculabs. "These sessions are designed to be highly interactive, allowing attendees to participate in a real-time evaluation of vendor responses to technology RFPs that are built around real- world customer situations."

Vendors interested in responding to the RFP should do so by October 15, 2000. Choices will be narrowed to 3 vendors who will be invited to present their solutions at the InternetWeek Transformation Conference. For more information about this RFP please contact Rebecca Kopf at Doculabs, 312-433- 7793.

About Doculabs

Doculabs, Inc., an independent industry analyst firm, is a leading source for research and strategic advisory services on the emerging technologies that drive e-business, including e-commerce, e-content, e-fulfillment and delivery, and e-business infrastructures. Based in Chicago, Doculabs' offerings include project-based services for the end-user and software provider communities, product benchmarking, and publications. For more information about Doculabs, call 312-433-7793 or visit the Web site at

About InternetWeek

CMP Media's InternetWeek is the news and analysis source for 275,000* IT and corporate managers applying Internet technologies and strategies to transform their businesses. With a history of innovation and thought leadership, InternetWeek is the only newspaper with an Internet/IT editorial focus-meeting the informational needs for Transformation Agents charged with building e-businesses and driving business to survive in today's competitive marketplace. According to the most recent Simmons and IntelliQuest readership studies, InternetWeek delivers the most powerful audience- it is the best-read and maintains the highest reader loyalty of all newspapers in its category.

  * Circulation as of December 4, 2000

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Contact: Gail R. Griffen of CMP Media Inc., 516-562-5634,; or Rebecca Kopf of Doculabs, 312-433-7793,