Guide to Electronic Procurement

May 2, 2014 1:30pm – 

Electronic procurement has the potential to transform your public procurement process through streamlining of processes, cost reductions, and facilitation of record keeping and document retrieval. This workshop will help you prepare to play an active role in the planning and implementation of electronic procurement projects in your organization. Topics to be discussed include:

  • An overview of e-Procurement in Canada and the United States
    • Trends; Processes; Technologies used
  • Learn how to leverage technology to improve your procurement processes
    • How accurate and timely procurement information can allow you to cut costs and make better decisions
  • How to reduce cycle times, attract quality vendors and reduce evaluation times using electronic procurement
  • What are the outcomes and benefits of electronic procurement? What are the shortcomings?
  • How does electronic pre-qualification work?
    • Once I qualify vendors, how do I manage them?
    • How do I evaluate performance?
    • Should I introduce rotation in the bidding cycle?
  • What are the legal implications to consider vis-à-vis e-procurement?
    • What are the implications in public procurement?