International Public Procurement Virtual Community in Anella

Project information

Index: 0111R1
Acronym:EuroPROC
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ESPAÑA ESTE BARCELONA Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009-01-01

Topic of the practice

the international public procurement community in Anella, called “Anella CPI”, is a virtual meeting place for networking and the exchange of experiences between companies, institutions and consultants interested in the international public procurement market http://www.anella.cat/web/cpi/1

Good Practice Information

International Public Procurement Virtual Community in Anella
By ACC1Ó (Catalonia) – Spain
 Description and Objectives
Description:
The international public procurement community in Anella, called “Anella CPI”, is a virtual meeting place for networking and the exchange of experiences between companies, institutions and consultants interested in the international public procurement market http://www.anella.cat/web/cpi/1
“Anella CPI” provides access to the following information:
• Selected business opportunities from international organisations
• Training materials and guides on public procurement procedures and legislation
• Main sources of information of tenders (DG market, Devex, Devbusiness, other webs)
• Latest news about international organisations strategies
• Articles from consultants and experts in public procurement
• Interviews with companies and successful business cases
• Job opportunities with international organisations
• Area of networking and exchange of experiences among its members
Monthly Newsletter: since February 2010 a monthly newsletter is sent to all companies registered in “Anella CPI”.
The newsletter has the following structure:
• 1 business case or interview with a company or an expert in public procurement
• 1 informative article about public procurement
• Selected business opportunities (2 or 4)
• Latest news on international organisations and their strategies ( 2 or 4)
• Agenda of events/activities (training, commercial missions, seminars, etc.)
The platform was created between June and September 2008. The access to companies was given in January 2009.
 How to put it into practice?
 Stages
1. Creation of the Internet platform. In our case the platform (www.anella.cat ) already existed. What we did was to build a special section on public procurement. ACC1Ó’s IT department was involved.
2. Creation of structure and introduction of contents. In our case we hired a specialised external consultant.
 Success story
Interview with an SME:
Albea Transenergy S.L.
Ms. Marie Luce Saillard ml.saillard@albea-transenergy.com
- What have been the results for your company?
The Anella service has helped us to consolidate the position of our company at an international level and to confirm the regional areas where there is a real demand or possibilities for developing projects.
- How did this service help your company to achieve this result?
The Anella allows to access different services:
* Creation of synergy among companies in our fields.
* Gathering of information
* Business opportunities
* Interaction between public decision-makers and private companies.
- How would you improve this service?
The general classification of activities is too focused on industrial areas and is not very well adapted for consultants.
It could be improved by the development of a service for the monitoring of opportunities. The access service of international tenders does not permit the downloading of the full-text of tenders. The improvement of the current service could facilitate the participation of companies (which is an objective of the Anella - to encourage enterprises to participate in public procurements).

Evidence of success

 Results of the organisation
In one year and a half more than 290 Catalan companies have registered in “Anella CPI”.
A workshop for members of the community was organised in October 2009. More than 30 companies attended.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Anna Domingo Isidre Sala

ACC1Ó

annadomingo@acc10.cat isidresala@acc10.cat; nespitalier@acc10.cat; fsubirats@acc10.cat

www.acc10.cat

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