“The Future of Major Public Contracts: Options and Challenges” was the topic of the 13th National Congress of Public Procurement, which took place yesterday, October 29th, at the Academy of Sciences.

Nuno Silva, VORTAL’s VP Product, was a guest speaker and addressed the company’s vision for the future of public procurement and the development of the new e-procurement platform: nextvision.

VORTAL believes in a paradigm shift where electronic purchasing platforms are constituted by integrated suites of solutions, which use the latest technology to optimize the user experience, simplifying daily business and promoting sharing and collaboration.

The fundamental idea is that platforms must reduce the bureaucratic and legislative complexity of purchasing processes. To achieve this goal, they must centralize the tools that allow users to execute the different phases of the processes (information and qualification of suppliers, auctions, negotiation processes, evaluations, dynamic purchasing system, catalogs, contract management, etc., as well as assist the users in each of these phases.