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Blue Book Partners With ASA

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has become The Blue Book's first BB-Bid Affiliate Partner. The partnership will enable ASA members to search The Blue Book's online directory of more than 800,000 qualified vendor listings and access BB-Bid from asaonline.com - without paying any registration, application, or transfer fees. BB-Bid is thebluebook.com's Web-based bidding and procurement system.

Buildscape Deploys Wireless Construction Application

AvantGo, Inc., (Nasdaq:AVGO) today announced that its AvantGo Enterprise(TM) software has been deployed by Buildscape, Inc., an Internet-based e-commerce site for contractors and suppliers. It enables construction contractors and builders to store, send and receive critical building and supply data from wireless devices. The solution delivers instant, real-time access to construction supply and delivery information on the road, from the building site or from the town planning office, - greatly improving response time to customers.

Visit www.advantgo.com or www.buildscape.com, or call 800/522-0061.

Buzzsaw.com Achieves Highest Designation In The EMC Proven Program

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), has named Buzzsaw.com to its EMC Proven(TM) program. The EMC Proven designation signifies Buzzsaw.com's successful ability to store, access, manage, share and protect large amounts of information for its customers.

Visit www.buzzsaw.com.

New Hard Dollar Application Predicts Competitors' Bid Prices

Hard Dollar Corp. provider of an online operations hub for the construction industry, introduced Hard Dollar PRICE, an online repository of historical bid prices collected and published by public agencies. By applying PRICE's analytical tools to this massive data set, contractors can predict what the competition will bid on public works projects.

Visit www.harddollar.com.

NetClerk Offers Web Application To 1,200 Cities

NetClerk, Inc. (www.netclerk.com) introduced CityCentral. CityCentral offers cities a secure system to view and manage licenses and permits as well as the ability to deliver approved permits back to contractors. Use of CityCentral requires nothing more than a Web browser.

PermitsNOW To Make E-Permitting Available In Southeast, Mid-Atlantic Regions By First Quarter, 2001

PermitsNOW, Inc. expanded its service in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions covering Delaware to Florida by the close of the first quarter of 2001. With PermitsNOW, contractors and local jurisdictions can use an automated permit processing and permit management process over the Web. Contractors log in to the PermitsNOW service and are able to apply for, process and manage permits across the multiple jurisdictions in which they work. Contractors can also pay for their permits through various means, including credit cards.

Visit www.permitsnow.com.