Neo - a new era for NCI Agency eProcurement
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is set to launch a new online procurement tool called Neo in 2022. The move to Neo eProcurement is part of a wider Agency effort to boost collaboration with the private sector by promoting visibility into past, current and upcoming business opportunities. Through this wider effort, the Agency is also aiming for faster competition cycles, contract awards and account management.
Neo will uplift the NCI Agency's procurement to an efficient, automated and digital bidding and contract management system. Benefits for suppliers include facilitated communication on business opportunities and reduced administrative burden.
We are committed to maintaining an enduring dialogue with the private sector to assure that the best capabilities and services are delivered to the Alliance. Deployment of Neo eProcurement is fully aligned with this vision.
Agata Szydelko, Neo Business Change Manager for the NCI Agency Acquisition Directorate
Neo modules and key features
Neo eProcurement is an Oracle-based system which will enable supplier access to two key modules:
iSupplier portal will allow for easy self-service profile management of supplier records
Access to contracts and advanced contract administration
Full visibility on acceptance and payment status
Self-administration of supplier data
Automatic notifications of transactions
Sourcing will assure an efficient engagement of suppliers throughout all stages of the tendering.
Online access to business opportunities: NOIs, IFBs/RFQs/RFIs
Integrated eligibility workflow
Electronic bids submission
Enriched communication exchange during solicitation
Standardized, automated and fully auditable process
Neo account registration guidance will be provided to the Agency suppliers in due course.