BC Bid Replacement Project
Government procurement plays an important role in economic development and delivering the goods and services people need and rely on. Launching a new BC Bid system is a key project under the British Columbia Procurement Strategy, and will make it easier for companies of all sizes to work with government.
Why is there a need for a new BC Bid?
BC Bid is the online procurement tool that is used by both core government and hundreds of publicly funded organizations, such as crown corporations, health authorities and municipalities. The current application is 25 years old and no longer meets the needs of buyers, suppliers and citizens. The new application will be modern, easy to use and improve user experience for both buyers and suppliers.
Modernizing the way good and services are purchased
Creating a new BC Bid application – the ‘virtual’ face of government procurement – is a key part of the BC Procurement Strategy. A new BC Bid is needed to better support buyers, suppliers and citizens and government service delivery.
The new BC Bid application will make it easier and faster for suppliers to access and respond to government procurement opportunities. It will improve how suppliers are notified about the status of procurements and streamline processes for government buyers. Broader public sector organizations will be able to post solicitations to the new system and opportunities can be linked to other bid sites.. For government ministries, the new BC Bid will feature automated workflows, standardized templates and processes, online procurement planning, and online evaluation and consensus.
Driven by an industry-leading application
CGI has been awarded the contract to implement the new BC Bid. As the system integrator for the BC Bid replacement project, CGI is implementing the new application using modules of the Ivalua Procure to Pay application.
There will be integrations to post procurement opportunities across organizations such as the BC Construction Association, BidCentral, and the federal government’s Single Point of Access, as well as with the Corporate Financial System to enable procurement functionality and data analysis.