BC Bid Replacement Project Updates

Between June 15, 2015 and September 30, 2015, the B.C. government asked for public feedback on the replacement BC Bid system (Source to Contract Solution project) through the OpenHub website. This engagement tool was designed to gather input on the detailed technology requirements that were documented earlier in the project. The requirements were developed through workshops with ministry staff and the broader public sector, and reflect government's best understanding of what the public sector needs from procurement technology. Public feedback has helped the Province understand whether it is asking for the right things, and whether or not they exist in the marketplace.

In November 2015, MNP LLP completed a Public Sector Procurement Research report to gain a greater understanding of the needs of broader public sector users of any future system and to inform a potential competitive process for the source-to-contract solution.

On February 4, 2016, a request for qualifications (RFQ) was issued and four vendors were pre-qualified to participate in the upcoming Negotiated Request for Proposals (NRFP) process:

  • Ariba Inc.
  • CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
  • Deloitte Inc.
  • Impac Canada Co. 

The selection process for the lead proponent is expected to conclude in 2017.

 

Visit the Question and Answer Forum to submit a question and view recent comments on the Source to Contract Solution project.