Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Toronto is updating its online procurement system, and will start using the SAP Ariba supplier Lifecycle Performance Module to manage its construction performance evaluation process.
In a July 14 memo to the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), Michael Pacholok, Chief Procurement Officer Purchasing and Materials Management, said the city would be providing further details at a meeting of the Broader Construction Association Consultation Group (BCACG) on Monday (July 26).
“This new module will provide suppliers with the ability to manage their information with greater accuracy and help the city collect relevant data to improve communication and access to procurement opportunities,” Pacholok said in the letter. “An email will be going out to suppliers this week with details of upcoming interactive information sessions that will help suppliers become familiar with the new SAP Ariba registration experience.”
Pacholok wrote that the existing Contractor Performance Evaluation (CPE) process will be moving to SAP Ariba.
“This will mostly be an internal change to help the city automate the tracking process. The performance criteria that contractors are scored on will not be changing, but there will be a change to the format of the CPE report form contractors receive and how some of the information is displayed.”
More information about the city’s transition to SAP Ariba for sourcing and procurement is at this link: https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/doing-businesswith-the-city/searching-bidding-on-city-contracts.
Pacholok invited contractors to communicate with questions about the transition to email the department at email@example.com.