Government

CGI Advantage® Procurement

Supporting efficient, best-value purchasing

Promoting procurement efficiency, accountability and transparency is a top priority for state and local governments. However, too many governments remain strapped to procurement systems that stovepipe the process and rely on manual and other inefficient processes.

CGI Advantage Procurement increases buying power, streamlines processes, increases accountability and fuels greater decision making by transforming the end-to-end purchasing process for procurement professionals, vendors and shoppers. Its configurable features include solicitation management, contract administration, e-commerce and vendor management. In addition, self-service capabilities allow vendors to manage their accounts, review and participate in solicitations, upload electronic catalogs, submit online invoices and view financial transaction history. Included with Procurement are mobile capabilities that allow access to information anytime, anywhere.

Key benefits of CGI Advantage Procurement include:

  • Reduce costs by automating routine spending, consolidating purchasing and creating larger cooperative purchasing opportunities
  • Increase spending under management and reduce maverick spending via mandatory source contracts
  • Expand competition and level the playing field for small and disadvantaged businesses
  • Simplify end-user shopping from electronic catalogs and other sources of supply
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators to improve process efficiencies and lower costs
  • Decrease vendor support via self-service options, including access to financial transaction history and invoice submission via “PO Flip”
  • Incorporate rules-based approval and automated workflow to control spending while reducing cycle times.

With CGI Advantage, organizations such as the City of Dallas, State of Missouri and Prince William County Public Schools, Virginia, are partnering with their vendor community, providing self-service for registration, opportunities and solicitations. The Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA program, the largest statewide e-procurement system in the country, uses CGI Advantage to serve more than 254 state agencies and institutions, 595 local governments and 85,000 suppliers. As of April 2013, the system had reduced the cost of goods and services by $368 million.

Contact CGI at cgiadvantage@cgi.com or 1-800 321-0267 to learn more about how CGI and CGI Advantage can relieve the pressure of procurement processing so you can get back to the business of government.