"We are looking forward to providing this platform to streamline and simplify the process.", said Laurissa Ellsworth, Director of Marketing and Communications, "We are confident that it will offer more suppliers the opportunity to participate in the bidding process."
Digital procurement through the bids&tenders platform will help Petrolia reach their goal of streamlining their processes and improving efficiency to better serve the community. By automating some administrative tasks and reminders, the bids&tenders system has been shown to reduce the time from bid placement to bid award by 35%. The customized submission forms ensure 100% bid compliancy and all contracts are tracked and stored directly on the platform.
The Town's first project through their new digital procurement platform will be the reconstruction of Wingfield Street. The redevelopment of local roads is a part of Petrolia's official plan that was created in 2016. The Town will be leveraging their new platform to promote this opportunity to suppliers with full transparency, resulting in frictionless collaboration with the bid winner.
Suppliers interested in doing business with the Town can create an account on the bids&tenders portal to receive automatic notifications on relevant new opportunities, review those opportunities and submit responses to requests for information (RFI), requests for quotations (RFQ), requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for tenders (RFT). Suppliers will be able to respond to opportunities anytime from anywhere, saving them the time and costs associated with printing and delivering submissions in person.
About bids&tenders Developed and operated by eSolutionsGroup, a division of GHD, bids&tenders (www.bidsandtenders.ca) is a leading digital procurement platform that connects buyers and suppliers through an online marketplace across a variety of geographic regions, sectors and industries. With more than 3,500 buyers, 115,000 suppliers and 150,000 bid submissions per year, bids&tenders makes it easy for buyers to post, receive, evaluate and award bids, create and manage contracts, and evaluate supplier performance. The bids&tenders platform simplifies the bid submission process for suppliers through an intuitive, seamless user interface that enables compliant bids every time.
About the Town of Petrolia The Town of Petrolia is home to approximately 5,800 residents and was established as an independent community nearly 150 years ago. Located in Southwestern Ontario, the Town is a part of Lambton County. Petrolia is known for its progressive nature and its historic involvement in Canada's oil industry.