The council wanted to introduce a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)
to replace their existing static framework contracts and sourcing processes to enable market opportunities to remain open for an extended duration, rather than just the length of the tender. The DPS offers a fully electronic and compliant process that provides the council with an enhanced ability to work with strategic partners over a number of defined categories of supply.
“We’re seeing an uptake in public sector organisations, particularly councils, adopting the PROACTIS Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)” said Simon Dadswell, Global Marketing Director, PROACTIS. “With recent EU regulations, public sector organisations are looking at implementing web-based procurement solutions that enable them to standardise processes and ensure regulatory compliance, whilst providing greater flexibility to engage suppliers and ensure best value for money.”
The DPS consists of Supplier Relationship Management
and Contract Management
, which is hosted by PROACTIS and integrated to the council’s SAP finance system. The system is OJEU compliant and provides a user-friendly interface that reduces administration for both buyers and suppliers.
The implementation was complete in 16 days. The council started by focusing on Learning & Disability and Transportation spend categories and has already realised cashable savings, as well as increasing procurement efficiency and the management of supplier performance.
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