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VORTAL - Our vision about electronic public procurement implementation

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Presentation made by Miguel Sobral, VP at VORTAL Connecting Business, at the 2nd European Conference on e-Public Procurement (May 27th, Lisbon).

Sobral explained the challenge that lies ahead European public entities to implement electronic public procurement technologies. The usage of this technology will be mandatory in Europe after the entry into force of the new European Directives on Public Procurement.

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VORTAL - Our vision about electronic public procurement implementation

  1. 1. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Supporting governments and public bodies in achieving savings with eProcurement 2nd European Conference on e‐Public Procurement (ECPP)  27th May, 2014–University of Lisbon, IST, Lisbon 
  2. 2. How is your life going to be in 6 months from now?
  3. 3. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Will you be happy!
  4. 4. “Bad decisions make good press”
  5. 5. Will you be happy! Because you made the right decisions and avoided unnecessary risks © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved
  6. 6. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved There were some challenges indeed… MAKE AGILE DECISIONS BASED ON THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS ECONOMIC TENDER A GREATER DIVERSITY OF PROCEDURES LITTLE TIME TO IMPLEMENT FULL eTENDERING NEWTECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC AND AGGREGATED PROCUREMENT INTENSIVETRAINING REQUIRED TO ASSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION ONGOING SUPPORT TO BOTH CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES AND ECONOMIC OPERATORS
  7. 7. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved But you took advantage of previous learning
  8. 8. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Focusing your attention on doing it better and faster, defining new requirements as well
  9. 9. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Remembering the world is becoming mobile
  10. 10. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Yes… Public eProcurement is 90% about companies, and 10% about public entities. It is mostly beyond the firewall.
  11. 11. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved That’s why you’ve put first things first POWERFUL AND EASY- TO-USE TECHNOLOGY RAPID IMPLEMENTATION FLEXIBLE CUSTOMISATION
  12. 12. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved And you didn’t forget that technology is meant to be used by people
  13. 13. “I cannot sign my proposal…” “I swear to God I pushed the button before the deadline…” “I have not received any email…” “My tender disappeared! It’s true!” “I’m just calling to say: have a nice weekend!”
  14. 14. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved
  15. 15. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Your strategy to be happy was quite simple! POWERFUL AND EASY- TO-USE TECHNOLOGY RAPID IMPLEMENTATION FLEXIBLE CUSTOMISATION HelpdeskHelpdesk AccreditationAccreditation CategorizationCategorization Remote  training Remote  training Platform Log  management Platform Log  management Community ManagementCommunity Management
  16. 16. © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved …and it worked! You have: •State-of-the-art technology; •Perfectly adapted to your customized requirements; •Smooth implementation; •Economic operators engaged; •Trained users; •Ongoing remote support. Continuous Innovation assured
  17. 17. What about us?
  18. 18. Supporting a global operation from Portugal, Spain, UK, Czech Republic, Germany and Colombia. 60,000 supplying companies in 39 countries 2,000 buying entities (private and public) 400,000 RFx events 1,500,000 proposals submitted €20 billion Awarded 200 people from 9 nationalities © Vortal 2014 – All rights reserved Supporting Governments and companies to buy better and sell more

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