Neo - a new era for NCI Agency eProcurement
The NCI Agency has launched 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, aiming for faster competition cycles, contract awards and account management.
Who needs a Neo account?
Eventually all Suppliers who wish to do business with the NCI Agency will need a Neo account. However, in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new tool, the Agency has adopted a phased and controlled approach to Neo roll-out. The full transition to Neo will take place by the end of 2023. Until then, selected Business Opportunities will be incrementally performed in Neo and all Suppliers who wish to partake in those competitions will be invited to register to Neo.
Check the Notifications of Intent (NOIs) of business opportunities to determine if they are being competed in Neo.
Dec 2022 - Q2 2023
- Existing BOA Programme holders will be invited by the NCI Agency to register to Neo
- New BOA applicants who wish to partake in the BOA Programme, should first register to Neo
Q2 2023 - Q4 2023
- All active Suppliers on Agency records will be invited by the Agency to register to Neo
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