Infosys Public Services (IPS) has secured a CAD$80.3 million contract by Canada’s public service and procurement agency to modernise and automate its procurement process.
IPS will partner with Ernst & Young LLP and SAP Canada to implement the new cloud-based digital procurement system, combining SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and ServiceNow in a web-based portal with information and services in both English and French.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will be able to purchase goods and services through a single portal, easily configure specific requirements, and access data, reporting and analytics information in real-time to support effective decision-making. The project will act as a pilot to trial the solution for other federal departments and agencies, with provincial and municipal organisations will later be offered an option to use this new platform to streamline procurement processes and reduce the administrative burden.
IPS will act as the prime system integrators to implement the SAP-based solution and set up a network that provides Tier 1, 2 and 3 support services. Meanwhile, EY Canada will facilitate the design and deployment of future state processes and enabling technology, and 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 honoured and excited to have been selected by the Government of Canada to do just this – modernise 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.”