VORTAL broadened its Supplier Scouting service to ensure that all entities can find the suppliers they need in this challenging context of pandemics.
With this service, Vortal uses extensive databases contacting all potential suppliers for the most needed categories. In one of the most relevant examples, for about 10 healthcare entities, VORTAL identified circa 20 suppliers of ventilators and medical equipment with availability to respond to the buyers’ needs.
In addition to Supplier Scouting, Vortal also created other tools and services to ensure the continuity of companies' business in these times of Covid-19. One of them is a simple eTendering service available for free on the platform. This tool allows all companies to make low value purchases with access to a wider community of suppliers, able to respond to their needs. Additionally, VORTAL offers support in the use of this service.
In a scenario of deep transformation, the relevance and role of Electronic Procurement stands out, namely helping contracting entities to find new suppliers, in a totally digital and secure way.