Automated task management and evaluation

  • US 6,810,383 B1
  • Filed: 04/06/2000
  • Issued: 10/26/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for selectively assigning third party professional tasks to independent contractors and other third party service providers, the method comprising steps for:

  • electronically receiving a request from a third party for performance of a building construction or maintenance task;

    automatically associating the performance of the building construction or maintenance task with a first independent contractor based on;

    (i) task type;

    (ii) experience level of the first independent contractor to perform this type of task;

    (iii) a dependability or quality rating of the first independent contractor in performing building construction or maintenance tasks for third parties;

    (iv) availability of the first independent contractor; and

    (v) physical proximity of the first independent contractor relative to the job site;

    automatically initiating contact with the first independent contractor to request the performance of the building construction or maintenance task;

    if a response to the contact with the first independent contractor is not received within pre-established limits, performing at least one of the steps for;

    automatically notifying a quality control agent of the first independent contractor that the response was not received within pre-established limits; and

    automatically associating the performance of the building construction or maintenance task with a second independent contractor and initiating contact with the second independent contractor to request the performance of the building construction or maintenance task;

    receiving an estimate for the performance of the building construction or maintenance task; and

    selectively authorizing the performance of the building construction or maintenance task.

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