Shared Services Canada pilots online bidding
November 23, 2012
Shared Services Canada (SSC) is introducing an electronic bid submission process (EBS). EBS allows suppliers to submit bids or proposals, and supporting documentation online via MERX, Canada's public tendering service. The system includes safeguards to ensure the security and authenticity of the material being transferred. SSC says the advantages will include lower preparation cost, shorter turnaround time, and elimination of errors when used with forms. Please see the presentation for more detail.
SSC is currently running a proof of concept, by providing the option for Suppliers to electronically submit their responses to a Request for Information on Local Internet Access Services. The Request for Information seeks supplier input on a proposed bid to purchase commercially available Internet services across Canada. It can be found at www.merx.com.
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