The Automated Evaluation Software Web application was created using Java Enterprise technologies, which provided capabilities for dynamic report generation and Microsoft output. The Tomcat Application server makes the application robust, fast, and reliable. HTML 4.0 was used to create the user interface, making it compatible with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. The application takes advantage of the Jakarta Struts framework, making a proper Model View Controller design. The Struts framework provides the ability to change the navigation and presentation without changing the underlying data model, and vice versa.

The application allows Source Evaluation Boards to enter, modify, and rate different vendor proposals against a Request for Proposal (RFP). Many of the Source Evaluation Boards have complemented the application with other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. Use of the software and the number of users are unlimited at no cost to the Source Evaluation Boards.

This work was done by the Enterprise Services Division, Code 750 of Goddard Space Flight Center. For further information, contact the Goddard Technology Transfer Office at (301) 286-5810. GSC-16544-1

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