[ 15 March 2002 ] CNSG Announces Support for Online
Government Procurement Conference
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) announces support for Online Government Procurement
Conference to be held on 23-24 May 2002 at the Grand Hyatt, Singapore.
Organised by Ark Group Asia, the conference touches on some of the most
pressing issues in online government procurement.
CNSG acknowledges that online service provision and E-Government are a
central part of governments' IT strategies. The governments of Asia Pacific
have invested both significant time and effort putting core government
services online. As well as re-engineering the relationship between government
and citizen, governments are also re-engineering the relationship between
government and business, migrating key government procurement processes
and procedures online.
Implementing an E-Procurement framework allows both government and their
suppliers to remove inefficiencies from their purchasing processes and
build integrated supply chains. Through the reduction of repetitive administrative
tasks and the automation of key processes, the cost of procurement transactions
can be significantly reduced. Online procurement allows government to
create a greater degree of transparency, raising citizen confidence in
the way public money is spent.
However, moving government procurement to an online environment not only
requires a significant financial investment in technical infrastructure,
it is also vital that governments develop clearly defined policies, procedures
and business models for online procurement, liaising with their industrial
partners to formulate an integrated approach.
CNSG supports the two
day inter-governmental conference that brings together leading speakers
from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. It will draw on public and
private sector case studies giving delegates a unique insight into global
best practice in online government procurement.
CNSG members will receive
10% discount for the conference.