USPS to update automated forms
- By Florence Olsen
- Jan 27, 2006
The U.S. Postal Service wants to convert its automated forms into intelligent documents that can validate data, perform calculations and accept digital signatures.
A new solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site asks vendors to submit proposals for converting USPS’ old forms and developing new ones using Adobe LiveCycle Designer. USPS has a library of 752 forms in Adobe PDF format and 138 automated forms created with Adobe Form Client Version 5.0 software.
Forms converted with LiveCycle Designer can be rendered as Adobe PDF files or HTML documents and be digitally signed.
USPS officials say they plan to award a time-and-materials contract based on best value rather than lowest price.
Proposals are due by Feb. 27, according to the notice.