Option E is similar to option D except that the
future time (defined here as year-end 1987). initial decision to purchase Phase II single-line OCRs, of and any necessary research on conversion. conversion would be made regardless of the conversion would take place only if use is low.
Both options D and E include the same
and to initiate release-loan testing The difference is that under option D, the level of ZIP+4 use, while under option E,
Option F: Cancel Phase II and ZIP+4. Option F is to cancel the Phase 11 single-line OCR procurement, terminate ZIP+4, and use the single-line OCRs already purchased to process 5 digit ZIP mail.
Option G: 50-50 Split Procurement. Option G is a hybrid option that would cancel the Phase 11 procurement, immediately reissue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for one- half the number of single-line OCRs (202 instead of 403), and simultaneously initiate release-loan testing of the multi-line OCR and single- to multi-line conversion. A new RFP for procurement of the other half of the OCRs but using multi-line technology (201 multi-line OCRs) would be issued as soon as possible, probably in about 2 years, at which time the then existing single-line OCRs (252 from Phase I and 202 from Phase 11) would be converted to multi-line.
Option H: 90-10 Split Procurement. Option H is similar to option G except that the Phase II RFP would be reissued for 90 percent of the single-line OCRs (363), rather than 50 percent, and release-loan testing would be initiated on multi-line OCRs leading to a new RFP for procurement of the other 10 percent of the OCRs (40) using multi-line technology.