The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency hosted on 5 and 6 March 2020 industry events in Brussels, Belgium to introduce the upcoming transition to Neo, the Agency's new eProcurement tool.
These events are two of many engagements the Agency is hosting with external stakeholders to establish a partnership during this important conversion to online procurement.
During the event, the Agency gave a demo of the tool to the attendees, and solicited their feedback.
Neo will be released in several stages. The Agency plans to complete the transition to Neo in the last quarter of 2020.
"It is rewarding to see our industry partners embracing this important uplift of the Agency's procurement. We will all reap the benefits if transitions like these are approached with a partnership mindset," said Agata Szydelko, Neo Business Change Manager for the NCI Agency Acquisition Directorate.
Neo will uplift the NCI Agency's procurement to an efficient, automated and digital bidding and contract management system.
This is the first time an external-facing eProcurement tool will be integrated with a NATO internal system.
Neo will bring facilitated communication on business opportunities and reduced administrative burden.
Suppliers will have access to two key modules of the system:
The iSupplier module, which will allow for easy self-service profile management of supplier records, and
The Sourcing module, which will assure efficient engagement of suppliers throughout all stages of the tendering.
The Agency will provide instructions on how to register for Neo in due course.