Millstream provides a simple solution to eProcurement at the Public Sector Show

Procurement experts ease transition and compliance of new regulations with mytenders Pro

Electronic tendering specialists Millstream will be showcasing the mytenders Pro system, at The Public Sector Show at London ExCel, stand 352, on Tuesday 23rd June 2015. mytenders manages the compilation and publication of contract notices on both Contracts Finder and the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). It is very easy to use, making it ideal for less experienced procurement staff, while ensuring compliance with the new regulations.

The Millstream team will also be presenting their Training and Consultancy services which support Buyers at all stages of the tender process - helping them obtain the most from the mytenders Pro system, tackling common procurement challenges and identifying and resolving skills gaps.

The new 2015 Public Contracts Regulations require nearly all public contracts to be published online and will significantly increase the number of notices published. mytenders Pro offers a "one-stop shop" for Buyers to publish all their requirements and gives their suppliers one place to access them.

As tender documents now have to be published at the same time as the tender notice, companies can also decide if a contract is suitable without first having to undertake work to get through the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) stage, ideal for SME’s.

Duncan Dallas, head of procurement portals at Millstream said;

'The new 2015 Public Contracts Regulations aims to help small firms win more government contracts and changes are largely very beneficial. However changes to any procurement process can be difficult to manage and that is where mytenders can help with this transition, supporting procurement teams to remain compliant with new legislation. We are also well versed in simplifying procurement processes and developing and enhancing team's skills through our Training and Consultancy services.’

Duncan continues;

‘We first developed the mytenders procurement portal in 2002 and it now powers Public Contracts Scotland and Sell2Wales, as well as introducing electronic tendering in Ireland and Norway with the eTenders and Doffin websites. The system is in regular use by 11,000 procurement officers and more than 140,000 suppliers, so you can be sure that it has been fully field tested. We take the hassle out of publishing over 5,000 OJEU notices every year for our public sector customers and a further 25,000 notices for contracts under the OJEU threshold.’

The mytenders Pro system provides many benefits to Buyers including the ability to provide unrestricted and direct access to procurement documents from the date of publication. It also allows the receipt of supplier submissions in a secure online post box, reducing timescales to meet OJEU procurement and offering the ability to answer supplier queries online - simplifying the entire etendering process. A branded Buyer profile page is also available for Buyers to include on their own website giving their suppliers direct and easy access to all opportunities.  .

The Millstream Training and Consultancy service has been developed and designed by procurement specialists who have years of practical experience and procurement expertise that helps subscribers get the most from the mytenders system. The team can help ease procurement process to implement and follow the new Regulations and assist in developing short, medium and long term procurement systems and end-to end-process management. The team also provides bespoke training to meet all organisational needs, working remotely or in-house with Buyers.

The Public Sector Show, London ExCel, is the largest event of its kind, designed specifically to address the issues and challenges that the public sector currently faces. Attracting over 2,000 visitors, over 150 exhibitors and 80 speakers, the Show; now in its fifth year, is firmly established as THE EVENT for local and central government decision makers and budget holders.

To find out more about mytenders Pro and how the Millstream team can support compliance of new legislation, simplify procurement processes and enhance team skill set, please visit the team at stand 352 (opposite the Crown Commercial Services stand), at The Public Sector Show, London ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL