The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a call for tender for the provision of electronic application system software. The purpose of the proposed contract is the development and supply of electronic application system (EASY) software for the electronic preparation and filing of European patent applications. A prototype EASY software has previously been developed in Visual Basic and was tested with users. To ensure improved performance, stability, and maintainability, the new EASY version should be developed in Borland Delphi. It should be built around a database back-end and re-usable components to facilitate the future development of filing software for other intellectual property procedures. Tender documentation and clarification of the procurement documents may be requested from: Procurement Department Mr A. J. van Putten Patentlaan 2 Postbus 5818 NL-2280 HV Rijswijk (ZH) Fax +31-703403975 E-mail: email@example.com or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tender documentation will be forwarded upon written request (letter, facsimile or e-mail).