A CRAMLINGTON company is celebration a rapid growth of its product among London boroughs.
Due North, an e-procurement business, specialises in delivering collaborative portals to clients across the UK – and now has 15 London boroughs signed up to its London Tenders Portal.
The system enables the boroughs to comply with the government’s directive on collaborative procurement, enabling them to engage more effectively with their SME base while also enhancing transparency.
More than 17,500 suppliers use the portal, only registering once. And so far, more than 1,100 contracts have been placed as a result.
Richard Leslie, e-sourcing solutions manager at Due North, said: “The London Tenders Portal showcased an innovative approach to collaborative working when it launched four years ago and continues to benefit all the stakeholders involved.
“The portal has a first-rate reputation for delivering results as well as minimising both risk and cost to its users, and we hope that other boroughs will join this hugely successful collaborative environment.”
Mark Cottis, e-procurement consultant at Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, said: “We’ve found that the ability to respond to all potential suppliers at the same time when a query is raised, combined with the portal’s very detailed audit trail, are two of its best features.
“The system is particularly useful as a collaboration tool with other boroughs and third party providers.”
For more information about Due North visit: www.due-north.com