Sourcewell has launches an e-procurement platform, which will enhance the cooperative procurement organization's competitive contracting process. The Sourcewell Procurement Portal is an online RFP-response system that offers vendors a more efficient and responsive opportunity to submit proposals for Sourcewell contract solicitations. This system will enhance Sourcewell's competitive process and improve communication of opportunities to prospective vendors and create a more efficient process for vendor responses.
“The portal will eliminate the burdensome and time-consuming process of physically delivering RFP and IFB responses by mail or courier,” noted Chris Robinson, procurement manager for Sourcewell. “The first posting of a solicitation on the Sourcewell Procurement Portal occurred on April 1, with the posting of a solicitation for indefinite quantity construction services in the State of Colorado.”
A more efficient process for vendors can lead to more options for government members.
“Members should see an increase in the competitiveness of Sourcewell solicitations as a result of more vendor participation. In addition, the Sourcewell Procurement Portal will serve as a single point of information for members on currently pending solicitations and previously awarded contract categories,” added Robinson.
Director of Operations and Procurement/CPO Jeremy Schwartz noted this is, easily, the single most progressive cycle of improvements Sourcewell has made to its procurement process in recent years.
“Not only are we launching a new sourcing process through our eProcurement platform, we have synchronized the platform release with multiple refinements to our procurement and contract documents,” Schwartz added. “I am proud of the great work our team has done to bring this round of procurement continuous improvement to implementation.”