Infosys Public Services Inc. (IPS) today announced that it has been awarded a CAD $80.3 million contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to modernize and automate their procurement processes.
IPS is working with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and SAP Canada Inc. (SAP) to digitize PSPC procurement system through the implementation and management of a cloud-based electronic procurement solution. The new solution, which will be using SAP® Ariba®, SAP® Fieldglass® and ServiceNow, will provide an intuitive, web-based portal for PSPC and its suppliers to access procurement information and services in both English and French.
The new platform will enable PSPC to purchase various goods and services through a single portal, easily configure specific requirements, and access data, reporting and analytics information in real-time to support more effective decision-making.Based on the experience within PSPC, the government will determine whether to expand the solution to other federal departments and agencies. Provincial and municipal organizations will later be offered an option to use this new platform to streamline their procurement processes and reduce the administrative burden while engaging with more than 183,000 government suppliers.
As the prime system integrator, IPS will implement the SAP-based solution and set up a network that provides Tier 1, 2 and 3 support services. EY Canada will facilitate the design and deployment of future state processes and enabling technology to support PSPC procurement modernization agenda. EY Canada will also provide change management and training support as the program gets rolled out.
“Navigating their programs and services to a digital future requires organizations to not only identify the right technologies to implement, but also to enable them quickly and at-scale,” said Eric Paternoster, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys Public Services. “We are honored and excited to have been selected by the Government of Canada to do just this – modernize procurement systems to make it easier for the government and the suppliers to interact, transact and better serve Canadians.”
“This is an incredible opportunity to work with IPS to align procurement services with the Government of Canada’s digital transformation,” said Andy Canham, managing director of SAP Canada. “We look forward to working with IPS in their delivery of an intelligent, collaborative platform for federal procurement to set the standard for the public sector across the country.”