Infosys arm wins deal to digitize Canadian procurement system

Bengaluru (IANS): Infosys Public Services on Monday said it won a $62-million (Rs 451 crore) deal to digitize Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for modernizing and automating its processes.

“Infosys Public Services (IPS) is working with global professional services firm Ernst & Young and German software major SAP (Canada) to digitize PSPC procurement system by implementing and managing cloud-based electronic procurement solution,” said the city-based IT firm in a statement here.

The deal will provide an intuitive, web-based portal to PSPC and its suppliers to access procurement information in English and French.

The digital solution will make it easier for the government and suppliers to interact, transact and better serve Canadians.

“Our digital platform will enable PSPC to purchase goods and services through a single portal, configure specific requirements and access data, reporting and analytics information in real-time to support decision-making,” said the statement.

As a digital services and consulting leader, IPS partners with public sector organizations to navigate their digital transformation, helping them renew systems into agile, intelligent platforms, develop new capabilities and deliver better outcomes to all stakeholders at a lower cost.

PSPC plays a key role in the daily operations of the Canadian government as a key provider of services for federal departments and agencies.

“The Canadian government will decide to extend our solution to its other departments and agencies, while provincial and municipal bodies will be given an option to use the platform to streamline the processes to engage with over 183,000 suppliers,” the statement noted.

As the prime system integrator, IPS will implement the SAP-based solution and set up a network to provide tier-1, 2 and 3 support services while EY will facilitate the design and deployment of future state processes and enabling technology to support procurement modernization agenda.

“Navigating their (PSPC) programmes and services to a digital future requires organisations to identify the right technologies to implement and enable them quickly and at-scale,” said IPS Chief Executive Eric Paternoster.

SAP Canada Managing Director Andy Canham said his company would work with IPS to deliver an intelligent and collaborative platform for federal procurement to set the standard for the public sector across the country.