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Local Business Development

Enhance local business capacity: Comprehensive provider register, clear tendering process, performance auditing, enables sustainable local business development while reducing operating costs.

Governance

This component is useful in establishing the ground rules for business development programs. It enables the definition and management of tender evaluation policies against which suppliers will be evaluated before being awarded a contract. Additionally performance evaluation criteria for the auditing reviews carried out for each business can be defined and managed.

Business Capacity Management

Capacity Management is designed to allow the creation and management of an accurate list of businesses in the local supply chain as well as a list of their competencies. It provides a means to track supplier performance over time through periodic audits that are conducted based on pre-defined criteria. In addition it allows the ability to track capacity building events designed for businesses, including related costs, competencies obtained and feedback provided.

Tendering Process

The tendering process is about keeping track of recruitment campaigns to fairly communicate opportunities to local businesses. It can be used to register multiple opportunities offered by the company along with the list of businesses applying for tender. Opportunities include full details on the offer, results of the tender evaluation based on the pre-defined criteria and associated contracts and local benefit details. The tendering process component is designed to provide a means for companies to easily track all contracts awarded through the various opportunities.

Management reports and maps can be used to assist in demonstrating that high level commitments are respected and can help in managing the governance of local business development policies for future periods.

Save on costs and deliver results through local business development programs

  • Establish and maintain strong and sustainable local supply chains while providing benefits to local communities
  • Ensure high quality services from contractors while maintaining costs at a reasonable level
  • Communicate decision-making processes, spending and outcomes
  • Measure and demonstrate compliance with commitments made regarding local content
  • Measure local business performance over time