National framework provider Pagabo has launched its central procurement platform, which gives “clients and suppliers access to a fully integrated procurement process through intelligent dashboards that provide real insights into projects, suppliers, social value and all the relevant information they need”.
My Pagabo, as the platform is called, allows clients to track projects from initial engagement through to completion. It required more than 6,000 hours of development.
Clients can view the frameworks available to them and digitally sign the client access agreement for others within the platform. They will also be able to see all of the suppliers available to them, with each one having an individual profile showing the key company information, case studies and good news stories.
My Pagabo also allows clients to view the Creditsafe score of all suppliers on the platform.
The platform gives clients the ability to input all the necessary data for their organisation, and to onboard all the team members involved in procurement processes. Live projects can be viewed, and new ones can be started quickly and easily from the projects section.
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."
Simon Toplass, chief executive at Pagabo, added: “Users will be able to view our overall social value statistics for our network of frameworks, and the platform will be fully integrated with a social profit calculator. This means that clients will be able to effectively and accurately measure the end-to-end, real life impact of their projects.”
The platform will be free to use for all Pagabo clients.
Wildgoose Construction design and build manager Charlotte Brogan has been involved in beta-testing the platform; she 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.”
Anne Giliker, procurement manager at Red Kite Learning Trust, has been using the My Pagabo platform; she added: “The My Pagabo platform allows me to manage my tenders and see where everything is up to at each stage of them as I go through. It’s incredibly simple and organised, allowing me to access all of the latest information that’s coming through from suppliers and I can see where everybody is during the entire process.”
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A screengrab showing the My Pagabo platform