Digital buying tools can speed up the buying, contracting and supply process considerably. Without them, buyers and suppliers may be forced to rely on paper documents, sealed bid envelopes and returning contracts by post or in person.
As well as accelerating the buying process, digital tools can help:
- increase transparency by publishing open data at all stages, from planning to delivery
- attract a more diverse range of suppliers, for example women-owned SMEs
- reduce administrative costs
- increase value for money through aggregating demand