As of July 2016, Shared Services Canada (SSC) procurements are being initiated using the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Portal.
What is P2P?
The P2P Portal is a new system that electronically manages the procurement to payment processes. It is used to submit bids and invoices and provides enhanced visibility into procurement activities within SSC. The Portal is part of SSC’s effort to transform business by streamlining the way we procure, pay and interact with suppliers. This innovative electronic procurement and payment system enables SSC to modernize business practices, expedite processing and payment with suppliers, and improve the end-to-end service delivery experience for our customers.
SSC will continue to post procurement opportunities on Buyandsell.gc.ca. To bid on procurement opportunities within SSC, suppliers will be directed from Buyandsell.gc.ca to the SSC P2P system.
P2P offers the following benefits:
- easily update supplier profile information
- electronic access to tenders
- electronic bid submission
- loading of catalogues for procurement tools
- invoice management:
- electronic submission of invoices
- automated electronic invoice processing
- invoice status updates
- more efficient invoice payment processes
Suppliers: what you need to do
Registration: Select the “New Supplier? Register Now” button on Shared Services Canada: Procure to Pay.
Existing contracts with SSC: If you have existing contracts with SSC, follow the current process for invoice submission.
New SSC solicitations: To submit bids and invoices related to new SSC solicitations, you must register in the P2P Portal.
Existing procurement vehicles: Registering for P2P does not affect your use of existing procurement vehicles such as ProServices, Temporary Help Services (THS), Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS), or Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS). P2P registration does not require you to provide additional information related to these vehicles.
Training: Supplier training is provided online through the P2P Portal ("how-to" documents and instructional videos) plus weekly interactive WebEx sessions that run through Fall 2016. The WebEx sessions feature P2P Portal training demonstrations followed by a question-and-answer period.
P2P Portal supplier WebEx training sessions are held every Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST, until September 28, 2016.
SSC will provide support as you learn and use the P2P Portal. To obtain support, contact the email@example.com.
For more information about us, visit Shared Services Canada.
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