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Auction Services upgraded to version 4.1

Commerce One has completed upgrading SeaPort Auction Services to version 4.1. This software upgrade will improve SeaPort's electronic multiple award contract (MAC) task order bidding functionality. Having completed internal testing, it is now necessary to verify that you are able to use the bidding event features of the site.

To get started, follow these steps (if you have never logged into SeaPort's Auction Services, only steps 2 and 5 are required):

1. Close all browsers and applications. If your computer is running Windows NT or Windows 2000, go to My Computer\C\WINNT\Java\Packages. If your computer is running Windows 98, go to c:\\windows\java\packages. Open each of the zipped files (file extension will be ".zip") that you see in this folder. Look at the path of each file which is located on the far right. If the path of any file contains "commerceone", delete the entire zip file which contains that file.

Note: If you cannot open the zipped files, because you do not have the "winzip" utility, it can be downloaded from http://www.winzip.com.

2. Click on the "Start" button on the taskbar. Click on "Run" from the pop-up menu. Type "wjview" in the text box and click "OK". This will tell you which version of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) your computer is using. To upgrade to Auction Services 4.1, the JVM needs to be Version 5.00.3802 or higher.

Note: If your computer contains an earlier version of the JVM, you can download the latest version from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/. Use a keyword search and type "java" into the keyword search field (make sure that "All Downloads" is selected). Download the latest version of the JVM to replace the current version on your computer. Make sure to close your browser and all windows after downloading the latest version of JVM.

3. Go to My Computer\C\WINNT\Downloaded Program Files. If your computer is running Windows 98, go to c:\\windows\Downloaded Program Files. Select the Commerce One Auction Services Support file. Right click on it and choose "Remove".

4a. Open Netscape Navigator. In the tool bar along the top of the screen, select "Edit". Select "Preferences" from the drop down menu. Under "Category", select "Navigator". In the third section of the window ("History"), click on the "Clear History" button. Choose "OK" on the pop-up menu. In the fourth section of the window ("Location Bar History"), click on the "Clear Location Bar" button. Choose "OK" on the pop-up dialogue box. Under "Category", select "Advanced". Double-click on "Advanced" to display the drop down tree. From the tree, select "Cache". Click on the "Clear Memory Cache" button. Choose "OK" on the pop-up dialogue box. Click on the "Clear Disk Cache" button. Choose "OK" on the pop-up menu. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the dialogue box.

4b. Open Internet Explorer. In the tool bar along the top of the screen, select "Tools". Select "Internet Options" from the drop down menu. Select the "General" tab. In the second section of the window ("Temporary Internet files"), click on the "Delete Files..." button. Check the box that reads "Delete all offline content". Choose "OK" in the pop-up dialogue box. In the third section of the window ("History"), click on the "Clear History" button. Choose "OK" in the pop-up dialogue box. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the dialogue box.

5. Go the Auction Services page located at https://auction.seaport.navy.mil/Bid/. Log in using your member name and password. The bidder applet will begin to download.

Note: The bidder applet is a large file (almost 3.5 MB). If you have a slow Internet connection, it may take several minutes for the applet to download.

If you have any questions, please contact the SeaPort office at 202-781-3940.