Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Implemented Electronic Upload of Bid Submittals with Ivalua in 1 Week
Rapid deployment ensures department can continue to operate procurement while maintaining necessary controls during the COVID-19 crisis
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is piloting with Ivalua to digitize supplier submission of bid submittals in the solicitation processes. Ivalua’s pilot solution was successfully deployed in 1 week with over 150 vendors successfully registered in the first hour after go-live.
LADWP is the largest municipal water and power utility in the United States, serving over four million residents.
LADWP was accepting bids via mailed or in-person drop-off at its Vendor Liaison Center. The COVID-19 crisis disrupted their ability to accept in-person submittals due to the health and safety controls and security required so the department needed to rapidly digitize their submission processes.
Ivalua was selected due to its deep understanding of public procurement, demonstrated success digitizing procurement at other public sector clients and ability to deliver robust capabilities rapidly. LADWP faced significant time pressure and required a rapid deployment without delays or unexpected complications. Within a single week, Ivalua delivered a streamlined supplier account request process, supported the creation of a solicitation bid / shell, and the ability to upload secure, sealed bid packages. The deployment was achieved on budget and ahead of schedule.
In recent years Ivalua has become the technology of choice for public sector procurement leaders throughout North America. Customers span all levels of government and include the State of Ohio, State of Arizona, State of Maryland, State of Vermont, City of New York, Shared Services Canada, British Columbia and many others.
“Digitization of public sector procurement has become a necessity,” said Mike Cook, Head of Public Sector at Ivalua. “We are proud to be the technology partner of choice, as LADWP accelerates its digital procurement transformation, helping them to continue to prioritize the health and safety of their customers, employees and vendors, and providing a solution with the compliance and transparency required in public sector procurement.”
Ivalua is a leading provider of cloud-based Spend Management solutions. Our complete, unified platform empowers organizations to effectively manage all categories of spend and all suppliers, increasing profitability, lowering risk and improving employee productivity. Trusted by hundreds of the world’s most admired brands and public sector leaders, and recognized as a leader by Gartner and other analysts, Ivalua maintains the industry’s leading 98%+ customer retention rate. Learn more at www.ivalua.com.
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