Following the appointment of @UK plc to create a supplier marketplace for Dorset County Council, the first meeting has taken place for Dorset suppliers. Ron Fawcett , from Dorset CC Procurement Unit stressed to all the companies present the significance of this opportunity to both parties.
Dorset CC - along with every other local authority in England - is under a mandate to achieve e-procurement by the end of 2005. This is not just about meeting targets, however. There are very real possibilities for cost savings at both ends of the supply chain, less paperwork, elimination of all transcription errors, fast accurate payment of invoices etc.
Dudley George, Marketing Director of @UK stressed that there are now solutions available for every size of supplier.
"We can help everyone from the one-man plumbing operation with no web site right through to large complex web sites like RS Components", he said. Prices for an @UK trading website
start from just £48 per annum.