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Caterpillar enhances RFP website

Caterpillar has launched an expanded and enhanced version of to help governmental buyers build well-...

Caterpillar has launched an expanded and enhanced version of to help governmental buyers build well-defined Requests for Proposal (RFPs) quickly and accurately, with minimal editing. Caterpillar introduced the online business tool for North American governmental entities in 2002.

The new allows fast access to current information on 12 product families and 108 models. The site presents technical specifications and downloadable brochures for all of those products, with more models on the way. All information can be downloaded, stored or printed.

An expanded financing section includes information on eligibility, purchasing options and governmental-specific finance plans. A redesigned newsletter and in-depth "Help" features provide the user with tutorials, tips and solutions to common problems facing governmental agencies. The new site also offers intuitive navigation: the most popular bid specs can be accessed from the homepage, and multiple paths allow the user to navigate quickly. As users click through the site, they create a "crumb trail" of links at the top of the page, making it easy for them to find their way back through the site. is an efficient tool for all users, regardless of their computer expertise or prior experience developing RFPs. It incorporates easy-to-follow navigational tools and a guide through the RFP-writing process, plus a glossary of technical terms. General information about all product families is available from the home page. Detailed technical content for each model is presented in a logical hierarchy that includes both standard and optional features.

All technical specifications are written in bid-language format, reducing the time and effort required for developing a custom bid request. Quick access to product and financing information also quickens the proposal development process.

The versatile site enables a governmental entity to view or download Cat machine specifications in PDF format, locate the nearest Cat dealer or request a quote from the appropriate dealer. These features, combined with the comprehensive technical information and easy-to-use format, make the site a valuable tool for North American governmental buyers at the city, township, county, state or provincial level. For more information about, visit the site or talk to your Caterpillar dealer.

The Jackson Group
c/o Mr. Kris Shorter
5804 Churchman By-Pass
Indianapolis, IN 46203-6109

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