If you are going to search for and respond to events, you may want to designate a proxy. A proxy is a person who receives a copy of a Supplier Contact’s messages. A Supplier Contact might choose to designate a proxy, for example, before an extended absence when the Suppler Contact may not have immediate access to e-mail or the Web. An office support person who has been set up as a proxy can monitor events and let the Supplier Contact or a colleague know that a bid opportunity has come up. A proxy cannot submit event responses.