Global provider of e-Procurement and Supply Management Solutions, Quadrem, has announced that it received the top award for the Best Public Sector Procurement Project at the Institute of Purchasing and Supply South Africa and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s Annual Pan Africa Conference in Johannesburg.
Karen Van Vuuren, IPSA Chair of Board of Directors, Catherine Hills, Client Services Director at Quadrem Africa and Deon Mocke, Vice President Quadrem Africa.
Quadrem was the only Service Provider among the nominees for the Best Public Sector Procurement Project award.
The organisation entered its Centralised Supplier Database project, which was initiated on June 14, 2002 and has grown to be the largest, most comprehensive, national supplier database, with over 30 000 registered, verified and maintained supplier profiles. The database supports over 15 local and provincial government organisations and public and municipal entities across South Africa.
“Quadrem Africa is delighted that its contribution to public sector procurement has been recognised,” said Deon Mocke, Vice President, Quadrem Africa. “Quadrem’s supplier database and sourcing services have consistently provided our clients with the proven assurance that their procurement processes are well-governed, meet all regulatory requirements and are exceptionally efficient. Quadrem’s service offers ensured transparency and fairness in the purchasing process.”
“The high level of professionalism and the quality of the product on offer from Quadrem has a huge positive impact on the Supply Chain Management environment,” said Henry Malinga, Chief Director of Supply Chain Policy at National Treasury and judge of the Best Public Sector Procurement Project category.
Quadrem delivers on-demand solutions that enable buyers and their suppliers around the world to automate processes, improve performance, ensure compliancy and reduce supply chain costs. The organisation offers e-Sourcing, e-Procurement, e-Invoicing, contract management, spend management, supplier relationship management, electronic catalogues and master data management solutions.
Catherine Hills, Client Services Director at Quadrem Africa, received the award on behalf of Quadrem Africa, at the procurement awards ceremony at Emperor’s Palace in late May.
Catherine will be one of the speakers at the SmartProcurement 2009 Public Sector Supply Chain Summit being held in August. She will discuss the latest technological developments in public sector procurement and IT enablers for facilitating ‘Supplier Enablement’, and the building of lasting and sustainable supply-side relationships.
Quadrem Africa’s Public Sector customers include the Western Cape Provincial Government; City of Cape Town; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality; Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board; Robben Island Museum; Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the Free State Provincial Government.