One element of the new design is an online procurement process, which will be accessed by a new web-based Supplier Portal. The new Supplier Portal will replace Demandstar. The portal will become fully operational in January, but users will have the opportunity to register on the Supplier Portal in November.
To do business with the city of Saint Paul in 2014 and beyond, businesses must be registered on the Supplier Portal. Additional functionality will be available when the business is registered, including:
· The ability to set up email alerts based on selected commodity codes
· 24/7 access to view opportunities, respond, change, or update responses, check on status of award, review electronic purchase orders, and more.
The city is asking vendors to communicate this new process, especially the change to electronic purchase orders, to their teams. Vendors are asked to review internal business processes to ensure that they are able to receive, process, and submit electronic documents to and from the City of Saint Paul. For additional questions about the new Supplier Portal, please email email@example.com.
The city looks forward to sharing more exciting news about the new paperless procurement process in the coming weeks and months.