ThomasNet, an online industrial marketplace, has made available free purchasing tools for users, through an exclusive partnership with Source One Management Services, LLC, a procurement service provider. The new capabilities, known as ThomasNet's Purchasing Tools, provide the users of www.ThomasNet.com with free access to tools for issuing requests for information, proposals and quotes (RFx), as well as reverse auctions. The tools are available to buyers who register through the MyThomas section of the ThomasNet site, which is also free to all users. Buyers can create and send requests for quotations, and analyze sellers' information in a preset format, via a secure online tool. Functionality includes single or multiple line-item listings; the ability to upload unlimited attachments, including specs, drawings, documents and presentations; multi-currency support; secure online storage of RFx events, and the ability to copy and rerun events. ThomasNet users include corporate, government and military buyers, who can search for and purchase a wide range of items from more than 607,000 suppliers.
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