21 August 2003
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has launched a procurement portal to cut paperwork from the start of the tendering process.
Suppliers can view contract announcements as soon as they have been published, which the DVLA said will increase their chances to win work
Paul Cattroll, e-procurement project manager at the DVLA, said: "It's an opportunity for suppliers to save time and effort in putting together tender packages.
"The supplier can populate their account details and references themselves, so then all we need to do is view that data on the database, as opposed to them sending in reams of paper for every tendering exercise."
The database is part of the government's efforts to boost online procurement services.
Cattroll added that the database is not compulsory for suppliers to secure contracts and is free to use for all parties.