21st May 2021
Procurement made easier: Leading software specialists join forces to help public bodies deliver better for communities
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - 21 May 2021
Procurement is to set to become simpler for public bodies across Australia thanks to a new partnership between global public sector software firm Civica and workflow management & data solutions specialists, Portt.
The software leaders are working together to integrate Civica’s enterprise management system Authority Altitude, used by over 150 councils, with Portt’s award winning procurement and contracts management solution.
Customers which use Civica’s Authority Altitude will now be able to tap seamlessly into the benefits of Portt, whilst also leveraging the security, scalability and robust delivery of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This will provide improved operational management supporting an ambitious vision for local councils focused around cloud, digital enablement, technology innovation and data analytics.
The Portt solution enables users to deliver procurement projects with a compliant, structured and auditable process from procurement planning to contract award and management of the contract life-cycle to close or renewal. Councils using Portt have a complete overview of procurement and contract activities, performance, organisational budgets, and a streamlined administrative process underpinned by procurement best practice.
Brett Barningham, Civica’s Managing Director for State and Local Government Solutions, says:
We understand it is essential that councils can demonstrate effective contract management that meets community standards. With council spending increasingly under scrutiny, we’re pleased to be working with Portt as it offers our customers a best practice solution that will reduce overall purchasing costs and provide greater transparency to the procurement process.”
Chris Holmes, Co-CEO & Founder for Portt says:
Our research strongly indicates that the Australian and New Zealand local government sector has been underserviced in the delivery of quality, value-for-money strategic procurement solutions. Council procurement leaders play an important role as custodians of the public dollar, and strategic procurement & contract management is a key enabler for value creation, stronger supplier relationships and supply chain resilience – of particular importance in the current economic climate. The combination of Authority and Portt is a genuine force multiplier for councils looking to drive efficiency.”
Portt is the fastest-growing provider of workflow management & data solutions. Enabling commercial teams in the public sector to streamline compliance, governance and performance management across their suppliers, contracts and procurement activities since 2010. Portt’s solutions have been deployed across all levels of government to improve capability and create high-performing commercial teams that mitigate third-party risk, ensure compliance, deliver best value outcomes and operate with socially responsible supply chains.
Portt’s customers range from super-departments like NSW Health, through to local governments spanning major metropolitan councils like City of Newcastle and City of Stonnington through to regional councils like Mid-Western Regional Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. Across the ditch, the largest central government departments such as Ministry of Education, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment rely heavily on the capabilities Portt delivers. Portt’s mission is simple, to empower public sector commercial teams to make faster and more informed decisions.