"CGI is excited to extend our partnership with the Department of General Services, where together we will implement a new, market-leading, unified platform with a modern user experience for procurement functions based on a highly flexible and configurable model," said Lynne Bushey, CGI senior vice president and U.S. Mid-Atlantic Business Unit leader.
CGI was selected by DGS to modernize the eVA platform with next-generation technologies, tools and capabilities that will support the Commonwealth's business goals. eVA is a procurement system that provides a centralized, online purchasing hub for state and local agencies and approved vendors that provide essential goods and services.
Under the contract, CGI will support the transition to more user-friendly and cutting-edge procurement and reporting tools for state and local government users, businesses that supply goods and services, and public users who want to understand what public bodies are purchasing.
CGI will deliver an enhanced shopping experience, including better catalog maintenance and buyer tools; improved supplier services, such as electronic order delivery, contracts, catalogs and improvement plans; enhanced collaboration between users and suppliers; increased standardization across functions; and smart routing and workflow functions to increase process efficiency.
"The Commonwealth will realize increased savings and operational efficiencies by further driving the innovation that has positioned eVA as the national leader in government eProcurement for nearly two decades," Bushey added.