Award follows the government's budget 2018 commitment to modernize the procurement function
GATINEAU, QC—Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded an $80-million contract to Infosys Public Services, Inc. to implement and manage an electronic procurement solution.
The contract is for five years, with options to extend up to another seven years, the government said. The award follows the government’s budget 2018 commitment to modernize the procurement function by allocating $196.8 million over five years to establish an e-platform.
The electronic procurement solution will be a modern cloud-based platform that will automate and streamline procurement, said the government. The system will make it easier and faster for suppliers to do business with the government.
The electronic procurement solution will also support other procurement modernization initiatives, the government said. For example, it will enable the government to gather and share vendor performance information, support social procurement by giving the government a tool to track and monitor participation.
The electronic procurement solution will be gradually implemented within Public Services and Procurement Canada. The government will determine whether to expand the solution to other federal departments and agencies.