IPSG assists PWGSC with the launch of buyandsell.gc.ca

In-Touch Public Sector Group, a division of In-Touch Insight Systems Inc helps PWGSC modernize the delivery of procurement information services

OTTAWA, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV: INX) through its IMS division, In-Touch Public Sector Group (IPSG) today announced that Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), the common service agency for the Government of Canada's various departments, agencies and boards, has launched the buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders service to provide citizens and businesses with free access to federal government procurement opportunities. Effective June 1, 2013. Buyandsell.gc.ca is the Government of Canada's official procurement web site for government buyers publishing opportunities and industry suppliers seeking opportunities. IPSG helped PWGSC realize the vision of buyandsell.gc.ca by providing the full range of business, information management, project management, and information technology services required to support the entire project lifecycle.

Buyandsell.gc.ca provides suppliers, citizens, and Government of Canada employees with electronic delivery of procurement information services; including, tenders, prequalified suppliers, contract history, standing offers and supply arrangements. "IPSG is pleased to play an important role supporting Canada's action plan for open government," stated IPSG CEO Michael Gaffney. "PWGSC's buyandsell.gc.ca serves as a model for modernization, service transformation and citizen engagement for all public sector electronic service delivery initiatives."

IPSG worked with PWGSC to create a solution to resolve content delivery and functionality challenges with PWGSC Acquisitions Branch's legacy websites.  The traditionally discrete outputs of the legacy websites were woven together using open source faceted browse and search tools. This integration has enabled Acquisitions Branch to respond to client demand for integrated access to procurement information through a single integrated web presence.

IPSG thought leaders helped to establish the vision for buyandsell.gc.ca, then assisted in establishing a pragmatic action plan that leveraged lessons learned and best practices of others in providing client-centric access to Acquisitions' Branch information and transactional services. Buyandsell.gc.ca complies with Government of Canada standards for web content management, cyber authentication and interoperability with the business number hub.

Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) mandate is to be a common service agency for the Government of Canada's various departments, agencies and boards. With a strong focus on quality services and sound financial stewardship, PWGSC ensures optimum value by enabling other government departments and agencies to provide their programs and services to Canadians. For more information visit www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

About IPSG
In-Touch Public Sector Group (IPSG), the leader in providing service transformation accelerators for open data and e-Government, empowers clients to modernize public service delivery, improve citizen engagement, and accelerate the achievement of strategic outcomes. IPSG is the public sector division of In-Touch Insight Systems Inc. For more information, visit www.intouchpsg.com.

SOURCE: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd.

For further information:

Sandra MacDonald, Director Service Delivery
In-Touch Public Sector Group (IPSG)
Email: smacdonald@intouchpsg.com
Phone: 613-270-7941
Fax: 613-271-2845
Address: 400 March Road,
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 3H4
URL: www.intouchpsg.com

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