New eProcurement system to save Vermont at least $3 million annually in full use

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced that the Administration will begin implementing eProcurement for the State of Vermont after recently receiving approval from the Joint Fiscal Committee. The Department of Buildings and General Services and the Department of Information and Innovation, through the Office of Purchasing & Contracting will work with Vermont Interactive Consortium (VIC) ‘ the State’s web portal company ‘ to implement an eProcurement System for Vermont procurement and purchasing, with first use of the system scheduled for the beginning of calendar year 2011. A phased implementation of the system is planned.‘Implementation of an eProcurement system will not only streamline the bid and response process, but also to increase competition among vendors,’ said Governor Douglas. ‘A larger market means more competition which will ultimately lead to cost savings for taxpayers.’The more effective use of technology to save taxpayer money is one of the many efforts underway to resolve ongoing budget shortfalls and meet the goals of Challenges for Change. The goals of eProcurement include efficiency, less paperwork, and a greater exposure to bidders. Savings are estimated to be at least $3 million annually when the system is in full use.The procurement process today is challenging and paper intensive. With an eProcurement system, bid opportunities will be posted electronically and responded to in the same manner with vendors receiving automatic notification of any bid solicitation posted by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting. Additional benefits include enhanced reporting functions; streamlining of the bidding and contracting process, administrative efficiencies; reverse auction capabilities; transparency; and an electronic approval process.‘This is a very tangible example of the type of reforms we are making throughout state government as we carry out Challenges for Change,’ said Administration Secretary Neale Lunderville. ‘This is one step to make state government more efficient and ensure that taxpayer money is spent as effectively as possible.’Source: Governor’s office. 8.24.2010last_img read more

Bernd Leno reveals four key demands Mikel Arteta has made of Arsenal squad

first_imgAdvertisement Bernd Leno reveals four key demands Mikel Arteta has made of Arsenal squad Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases ArtetaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:35FullscreenLjungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases Arteta is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Ian Wright predicts Mikel Arteta already knows which Arsenal players he’s sellingMORE: Patrick Vieira denies interviewing for Arsenal job but admits he was ‘flattered’ by Gunners links Comment Arteta’s first game in charge is against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)‘I think this was our main problem [before]. We played this season some good games, like this, but many games we were not good enough on this point.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think this is the way he needs to push us. We understood the message. We didn’t let [Everton] have any ­transitions and the distances [between our defenders and their attackers] were much closer.‘This is the only way to play, because the Premier League is too strong to have one, two or three players that don’t defend.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette took part in training on Sunday after being among the group of players who missed the draw against the Toffees.There could be a clear-out at Arsenal in the next year, with a host of players including Ozil and Granit Xhaka linked with moves away from the club.Arsenal are not expected to do major business in the January transfer window, with limited funds available.center_img Coral BarryMonday 23 Dec 2019 12:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement Arteta took his first training session at Arsenal on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta demanded unity from his Arsenal squad ahead of his first training session as head coach.The Spaniard took charge of training on Sunday after watching from the stands as Arsenal drew 0-0 with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.Arteta was waiting for the players in the dressing room at full-time and goalkeeper Bernd Leno revealed what was said.‘He didn’t speak too much about quality or about tactics, he just said he wants to see players who run, who support their team-mates, who defend the goal, play as a team,’ Leno explained.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more