The new Platform for Public Procurement Services comes into operation on February 27

The new Public Procurement Services Platform (PSCP), a key part of the fulfillment of the requirements established by the LCSP and the principle of transparency in public procurement, will predictably be put into operation on February 27, 2023, as communicated during the presentation session held in the Auditorium of the Administrative District and which you can retrieve in this video

In 2020, the technological and functional renewal project of the Public Procurement Services Platform began, led by the Technical Secretariat of the Public Procurement Consultative Board, together with the ICT Area of ​​the Department of Economy and Finance and the close collaboration of the Consoci AOC that implements this tool in the local administration and public bodies in the university area.

At a technical level, the infrastructure and its components are updated, and improvements in traceability, usability, accessibility and interoperability are incorporated.

On the other hand, functionally multiple improvements are incorporated in the design and the information published in structured fields and in open and reusable formats is expanded, providing for the specific phase of contract execution and increasing the volume of information available and the possibility of its subsequent treatment.

Relevant improvements

Specifically, the most relevant changes and modifications brought about by this transformation are the following:

Functional evolution:

  • Better adaptation to the LCSP, through the incorporation of the information provided for in the law in structured fields.
  • Publication of batches independently, respecting their character and allowing each one to be in different publication phases.
  • New phases of publications.
    • Under evaluation, where the files are included from the end date of the tender submission period until their award.
    • In execution, which allows information on the various contractual situations to be published in a structured way.
  • Expansion of open data files, guaranteeing greater interoperability and transparency of all information published in the PSCP.

Technical development:

  • New access URL.
  • Updating the infrastructure of the tool and its technical components.
  • Improvement of usability, traceability and accessibility.
  • Technical separation of the e-Licita and PSCP tools, making the two tools independent and thus allowing them to be used individually.

Evolution of e-Billing tools:

  • Incorporation of negotiation phases with specific configurations for each phase.
  • Homogenization of the Digital Envelope and Online Tender Submission tools, both from the point of view of bidding companies and public managers.
  • Expansion of the functionalities of the Electronic Tender Submission tool by incorporating those of the Digital Envelope, thus giving contracting bodies greater autonomy.

News in the implementation of services:

  • Separation of the PSCP and eLicita services, which until now were included in the PSCP registration process. The eLicita tools will be disabled for entities that use other electronic tendering tools to prevent them from being activated by mistake and compromising the tendering process.
  • Renewal of the PSCP web services; during the year 2023 the AOC and its integrated user bodies will have to adapt to the new web services that will incorporate the new features of the renewed tool. While the adaptations are made there will be backward compatibility with the current service.

Training of the PSCP

On January 31, a virtual technical session will be held, aimed at PSCP user organizations, in which information will be provided in detail about the publication migration plan and the new functionalities incorporated. Soon, through this space, the details for attending this session will be announced.

The platform's change management plan also incorporates the celebration of training sessions during the month of February in view of the implementation of the transformation of the PSCP to which you can register through the AOC Campus.