Bid Information
February 2018

Welcome to the "New" OPC Newsletter
Let's Connect!
It's a New Year bringing a new outlook. OPC has many plans to improve our services as well as our purchasing and contracting tools.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance, suggestions or just to say Hello!
The Future of State Procurement and Contracting
An RFP for a statewide eProcurement Solution was released on behalf of the Agency of Administration on September 20, 2017. You can find it here - E-Procurement RFP.
Proposals have been received. The RFP is under review and evaluation by a cross Agency evaluation team.
"The project objective is to implement an easy-to-use eProcurement Solution Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform comprised of six (6) functional workstreams integrated with the State-of-Vermont (SOV) VISION v9.2 management system thereby transitioning the SOV procurement practices from a paper-based process to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) driven eProcurement Solution."
The Solution will drive greater process efficiencies throughout the State's procurement, contracting, and purchasing processes by:
Eliminating redundant software applications in use
Integrating and interfacing with the current State financial management system (VISION), related websites and other systems/applications
Reducing manual, paper-based processes and process cycle times
Improve Agency and Department/Vendor interactions with use of the Solution
Once implemented, the State can expect to receive the following objectives and business outcomes:
Cost savings
Customer Service improvement
Risk reduction
Compliance and reporting
Performance Measures
If you want further insight into E-Procurement, here is a great article from NASPO (National Association of State Procurement Officials) published in June 2013. ERP and eProcurement Systems 

Stay tuned for updates as this project progresses.
Fuel Request Information
It's that time of the year again! The wind is blowing chilly. Do you need information on about Fuel? Kindly fill out this web form and we will respond ASAP.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Linda Wortman -
PAC is Back!
Procurement Advisory Council

The Procurement Advisory Council (PAC) will be reconvening in April 2018.  The goal of PAC is to open the lines of communication with Agencies and Department providing a forum for discussion of policies and procedures, and make recommendations for the promotion and improved effectiveness of the statewide purchasing and contracting functions.
Teaming is the keystone to the PAC, and the collective strength which follows, will in itself present the catalyst for change as we continue to elicit and share ideas. If you'd like more information, please contact us.
Buying Office Supplies
You can now purchase all your Office supply needs through our Contract with W.B. Mason. 34176.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Linda Wortman -

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