NEPO and North East councils unveil plans to “transform how they do business”

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and 12 North East local authorities have launched a new e-procurement platform that will transform how businesses find and bid for competitive opportunities.

Its new cloud-based system, Open, will replace the current system which has been used for over 20 years.

Businesses can register on Open, in anticipation of the first wave of tendering opportunities.

Registration is free of charge and will ensure suppliers are bid-ready.

Nicola Shelley, managing director at NEPO, said: “We needed a system that was tailored to the needs of public sector buyers and suppliers, resulting in us building our own platform that supports the entire procurement process from commissioning through to contract management.

“NEPO is committed to supporting North East suppliers to win work from the public sector and beyond. We urge suppliers from the business community and VCSE sector to register on Open.

“Every year NEPO and its members publish around 6,000 competitive opportunities covering all kinds of goods and services. Registering on Open means that you will be notified of relevant opportunities and able to compete to win public sector work.”

Read more and register.

NEPO and North East councils unveil plans to “transform how they do business”

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