|Procurement Clinic - Does (our) IT frustrate you?|
In order to continue supporting our local supply chain, Procurement Services wish to host a series of one-to-one procurement sessions for our local suppliers to attend and gain advice and guidance on aspects of procurement.
Topics for discussion include:-
- xchangewales contract catalogue maintenance
- Registration on Systems e.g. Plaza Supplier Directory, xchangewales, Sell2Wales
- Accessing Contract Opportunities with CCBC
Sessions are held fortnightly on a Wednesday between 1pm – 5pm. Suppliers are required to contact Procurement Services in advance to arrange an appointment, each session will last approximately 45 minutes.
To book your appointment, please contact:
Natasha Ford – Supplier Relationship Officer
Tel: 01443 863075
Jemma Ford – Systems Support Officer
Tel: 01443 863163
The use of electronic trading is a UK wide government aspiration aimed at reducing costs and improving efficiency in the purchase-to-pay cycle of public sector organisations. As a council we have made significant advances in our use of e-Procurement systems over the past few years.
We currently use the e-procurement system Proactis, which enables departments to order electronically from contracted suppliers and process related invoices for direct payment electronically with minimal manual intervention.
We are keen to develop our electronic procurement capability and have adopted the Welsh Government's e-commerce portal xchangewales, which enables Welsh Authorities' to trade with their suppliers electronically through an e-trading marketplace. In addition to this, we have implemented the electronic invoicing module, which suppliers can use to 'flip' their electronic orders directly into e-invoices, which are returned to the Proactis purchase to pay system for payment.
We are also progressing our use of other electronic procurement tools including e-auctions, e-tendering and the use of purchase cards.
Proactis Plaza E-Tendering Guide
This guide will help suppliers through completing a tender submission using our Proactis Plaza system.
Proactis Plaza E-Tendering Guide (PDF 908kb)
For further information about e-Procurement contact Procurement Services on 01443 863161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.