SIMSA and SupplierLink SK bring “Verified by SIMSA” designation to the City of Regina
SIMSA is pleased to announce that starting Jan 03, 2023, the City of Regina (the City) will be fully implementing the SupplierLink Saskatchewan platform for vendor information management in procurement.
Through a partnership with SIMSA and the Saskatchewan Construction Association, the SupplierLink team has been working with the City on their vendor engagement and procurement systems with the long term aim to simplify and streamline the procurement process for vendors.
The City will be able to better engage with vendors and have real-time access to important vendor documentation, all housed in one system, reducing the frequent and repeated requests to vendors for information. SupplierLink will help the City to manage records on vendor selection, vendor performance and project history.
For vendors, SupplierLink will help you establish a work history with owners, track projects you have bid on, standardize on documentation, gain exposure to a greater set of buyers, market your business and build a profile to showcase your unique capabilities.
SIMSA plays an important role in the SupplierLink SK platform as a third party verifier of a company’s Saskatchewan presence. All SIMSA members are automatically listed in SupplierLink Saskatchewan and marked as a “Saskatchewan Company Verified by SIMSA”.
SIMSA will apply its Saskatchewan company verification criteria to companies who are not otherwise eligible for SIMSA membership.
SIMSA has collaborated on the provision of this tool to increase opportunities to members and promote the spending of procurement dollars on Saskatchewan companies. SupplierLink will be implemented for all types of procurements and will aid our association in its mission to grow and develop the Saskatchewan economy.
To ensure the system works to the benefit of all stakeholders, the City will be requiring the use of SupplierLink by all procurement staff and require the registration of all Vendors.
SIMSA members are encouraged to claim their SupplierLink profile by registering at app.supplierlinksk.ca.
Non-SIMSA members can access the “verified by SIMSA” criteria and application form inside the SupplierLink SK platform.
What is the SupplierLink Saskatchewan Initiative?
SupplierLink Saskatchewan started as a Saskatchewan Construction Association initiative to address challenges its members had with the myriad procurement systems they are forced to keep up to date. It became apparent that other industry sectors had similar challenges and the initiative has grown to include the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan, the Electrical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan, Concrete Sask, and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. The initiative continues to grow and will soon include associations representing additional sectors of the Saskatchewan economy.
What is the SupplierLink Platform?
SupplierLink Saskatchewan is a vendor engagement software platform developed by the Saskatchewan Construction Association, SIMSA, and others in consultation with industry, government and the design community. SupplierLink provides vendors and suppliers with a platform to privately share accurate information to buyers of construction and other goods and services. It improves the confidence of buyers by provisioning information sourced from third party entities such as the Saskatchewan First Nation Natural Resource Centre of Excellence. This also reduces the efforts of vendors and suppliers by reducing the information required to complete their private profile data.
For more information or to discuss further please contact:
Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association Inc.