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BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of cutting-edge solutions and services that help optimise supply chain value. The company's services are all inter-related and supportive of one another.
BiP has been a profitable enterprise in each of its 28 years of trading.
In May 2012, the company underwent a restructure into three Divisions – Business Intelligence, Global Services and Central Services.
The Business Intelligence Division is primarily focused on private sector customers, meeting their needs through a range of web-based intelligence tools and conferences, events and training seminars.
The Global Services Division is primarily focused on public sector customers and is responsible for the Delta eSourcing service that is used by hundreds of buying organisations across the UK. Global Services is also responsible for securing contracts within the procurement arena from public sector clients in the UK and overseas.
Central Services provides the other Divisions with support from Finance, Human Resources and IT.
Between 2001 and 2012, the number of employees at BiP has increased from 35 to more than 170.
Research conducted by BiP in September 2011 showed that its Tracker service published up to 257% more UK and Irish contracts than the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and up to 128% more Scottish contracts than Public Contracts Scotland. Tracker also published up to 35% more European contracts than the OJEU, excluding UK and Irish contracts.
During 2010, nearly 20,000 delegates attended BiP-organised events, an increase of more than 18% on 2009.
More than 500 UK public sector organisations use modules of BiP's Delta eSourcing service. These include the UK MOD, the Home Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government (formerly the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister).
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided a huge stimulus for public sector procurement and new business development and BiP has played an extensive role in supporting both through the provision of web-based contract notification services and buyer engagement services.
BiP is the service provider for the UK MOD’s Defence Contracts Online (DCO) and DCO eNotice services. Both services position the MOD as a leading organisation within the UK government for its efforts to engage effectively with all parts of its supply chain. This contract is not subject to re-tender until November 2015.
BiP is the service provider for Procure4London, a pan-London procurement portal that helps small businesses find and compete for contract opportunities from local and health authorities in the capital and bodies such as the London Development Agency, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police.
In April 2010 BiP was awarded a contract to host the Scottish Government’s National Public Procurement Conference from 2010 to 2013, together with associated events.
In February 2010 BiP, as part of the Moorhouse Consortium, was awarded a place on the Government Procurement Service’s ‘Management Consultancy and Accounting Services’ framework agreement.
In August 2009, BiP (in conjunction with other partners) commenced work on a two-year programme aimed at building public procurement capacity in Kosovo and assisting in the development of public procurement systems that are compliant with the EU Directives.
In July 2009, BiP (in conjunction with other partners) began the delivery of key elements of a 20-month project entitled ‘Further development and strengthening of the public procurement system in Montenegro’.
In March 2008, BiP Solutions was awarded the first stage of a major consultancy review of the Macedonian Public Procurement Bureau by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In March 2007, BiP was awarded a contract in partnership with a local business consultancy to provide procurement monitoring agent services to the Kenyan Ministry of Education (MOE).
In August 2006, BiP was awarded a contract for the development, implementation and support of an eTendering portal for the UAE Army.
In March 2006, BiP was awarded a contract from the European Defence Agency to conduct a study into requirements for an electronic marketplace for defence equipment in Europe.
In January 2006, BiP was awarded a five-year contract by the Small Business Service (then part of the Department of Trade and Industry, now part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) to create, manage and commercially exploit a UK Government internet-based lower-value public sector contract opportunities service. Between the launch of the service and its closure at the end of its contract in April 2011, more than 200,000 suppliers and 8500 buyers registered on the service.
In the summer of 2005, the company entered into a unique agreement with under the terms of which it will help TSO develop its sales of procurement-related publications and related information service.