Japanese CSA user's guide,
CSAfp取引先向けガイド (Guide to Operation for Supplier - CSAfp) : ここをクリック (click here).
The Contractor Sourcing Application (CSA) is a web-based application which provides an electronic link between the IBM requester of services and the pre-approved IBM Services supplier(s). The requester enters their requirements for contracted resources in CSA. CSA will send an automatic E-mail notification to the supplier(s). Supplier accesses the CSA website to review the request and submit their responses with qualified resources. The supplier is allowed to attach resumes as part of their response. The IBM requester is notified via E-mail that a response has been received and that one or more resumes are ready for review. When the IBM requester has selected a qualified resource, CSA will create the requisition(s) and the requester can submit it for financial approval prior to the issuance of an IBM purchase order to the selected supplier.
Suppliers must not start any work until they receive an IBM purchase order from Procurement.