With the clear trend towards Local Authorities (LAs) adopting new eProcurement systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness, it was felt that small and mediumsized businesses (SMEs), particularly the smaller ones, might be disadvantaged if they did not start to respond positively to this move towards electronic trading. This is why
the EPROC project – with partners from Germany (MFG Baden-Württemberg), The Netherlands (ISCOM), Ireland (TSSG) and Wales (Antur Teifi and eCIC) – came into being.
Besides this guide, the EPROC project has produced two other guides;
1. Understanding Local Authority eProcurement Developments. A
Pragmatic guide for SMEs
2. Sustainable eProcurement with SMEs. A Guide for Local Authorities.