Pagabo launches online procurement platform

Grant Prior 2 weeks ago
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National framework provider Pagabo has launched a free online procurement platform to simplify the construction tender process for contractors and clients.

My Pagabo allows clients to track construction projects from initial engagement right through to completion.

They can view frameworks and suppliers available to them alongside key data on live projects while contractors can access information on frameworks they are eligible for.

Julian Penna, business analyst at Pagabo, said: “The key thing for My Pagabo is providing a simple and central process, combined with instant access to all the information users need within a central platform.

“It brings procurement into the future through the use of digital and will allow clients to manage their complete procurement processes – including all correspondence – in a central location.

“As well as the obvious benefits of streamlining, time saving and less physical paperwork, clients will be able to manage the entire process from the outset starting with an expression of interest, through the tendering and awarding process – all backed up with a dedicated customer support service.

Charlotte Brogan, design and build manager at Wildgoose Construction, who has been involved with the beta-testing of My Pagabo, said: “I’ve found using the My Pagabo platform easy to use and it’s made the procurement process very simple.

“The platform has allowed us access to frameworks that we’re eligible for, to register interest and submit important documents, which saves us a lot of time.

“The construction industry is always changing. A lot of new technology is coming in, there’s lots happening around training new members of staff, and projects are having to find more efficient ways of working.

“The My Pagabo platform helps to streamline that, it addresses all of these items in the procurement stages, which is where we need to get that push.

“There’s only so much you can reduce costs in construction without compromising on quality, and this platform helps us to narrow down costs right at the start of a project.”

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