TenderLink and e://volution get together

Purchasers using the electronic procurement site e://volution will be able to use New Plymouth-based Tenderlink.com for online tendering under an agreement by the two companies.

Purchasers using the electronic procurement site e://volution will be able to use New Plymouth-based Tenderlink.com for online tendering under an agreement by the two companies.

Auckland-based e://volution has about 50 buyers including DB Breweries, Sky Television, Ford, Avis and Sky City casino. It is also running pilot projects with Carter Holt Harvey, New Zealand Post and Contact Energy.

TenderLink claims to have several hundred suppliers. It is registered on both sides of the Tasman and publishes more than 30,000 tenders annually, with an estimated value of $30 billion.

TenderLink head Philip Brown says companies and government departments that use e://volution can issue tenders and requests for information (RFI) on the TenderLink site and once the contract has been awarded bring it into e://volution's site.

The agreement with e://volution represents TenderLink’s moves to form strategic relationships with e-procurement providers and B2B exchanges around the world. The company is developing an e-tendering system that will enable users in six continents to publish and access tenders, RFIs and requests for proposal through its site.

“The final product will enable purchasers and suppliers to negotiate their tender requirements in a totally neutral and transparent environment,” says Brown.

The system, which is planned to go live on April 1 next year, will service New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Europe and North America. New Plymouth-based Kinetix is developing the site using the Jade development language.

E://volution also plans to expand globally and will set up a presence in Australia early in the New Year.

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