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V-PURCHASING.COM LAUNCHES WEB-ENABLED SERVICE TO IMPROVE CONTRACTOR SELECTION, MINIMIZE RISKS, SAVE COSTS
August 20, 2001 – Trenton, NJ –V-Purchasing.com, a leading provider of safety and quality information, today announces it has launched a new service aimed at helping organizations maximize their relationships with service providers and suppliers of industrial sites, while reducing risk and improving selection opportunities. V-Purchasing.com provides an expanded level of strategic information via the internet used for contractor and supplier selection.
The Internet-based service allows for automated research, collection and management of critical information at significantly lower costs than can be done individually by owners and contractors. With the click of a mouse, V-Purchasing.com provides access to information, such as safety performance records, insurance data and quality certifications.
“Companies who use contract labor are always seeking ways to improve safety and quality, reduce exposure to OSHA violations and improve contractor selection,” explained John A. Battista, president of V-Purchasing.com. “Our service provides a single source – available anytime via the web - for improved collection and management of data for pre-qualification, selection and administration of contractors and suppliers.”
Battista added that having immediate access to this information would help companies to reduce their risk of incidences. Additionally, the solution eliminates redundant work, resulting in lower costs for owners.
V-Purchasing.com allows companies to stay abreast of new regulatory requirements and continually updates contractor qualification questionnaires. Additionally, the system also provides tools to evaluate contractors and suppliers against a customized set of requirements for a specific organization. For audit purposes, V-Purchasing.com also maintains a full set of electronic records that reflect the evaluation process and the evaluation history of each contractor.
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V-Purchasing.com is currently being utilized by several organizations that have identified online solutions as a value-added tool to further enhance their competitiveness and contractor relations programs.
“Contractor qualification has always been a difficult issue in the chemical industry,” said Michael Bezance, Head of Purchasing for Aventis CropScience USA, which is leveraging the power of V-Purchasing.com.
According to Bezance, all Aventis CropScience Manufacturing sites in the USA use V-Purchasing.com as their official source for the listing of Qualified Contractors.
“We encourage Maintenance and Engineering to pre-select potential Contractors from V-Purchasing, and are moving toward working only with V-Purchasing-listed Contractors. We look forward to continuing to develop our use of V-Purchasing and other web based business solutions in the future,” he added.
Through the use of unique rules-based technology, V-Purchasing.com effectively and efficiently collects and maintains all necessary contractor data. Information collected includes but is not limited to:
- Contractor Safety Statistics
- Insurance Information
- Safety Program/Training Information
- Quality Certifications (i.e., ISO)
- Professional/Trade Certifications
- Workers Compensation Liability
- Business (IRS) Classification
About Aventis CropScience
Aventis CropScience is a major crop protection and crop production company focusing on researching, developing and marketing innovative solutions that meet the needs of today’s farming: healthy crops, increased yields, improved crop and food quality. With $4 billion sales in 2000, Aventis CropScience, a subsidiary of the global life sciences company Aventis (NYSE: AVE), employs about 15,300 people in more than 120 countries worldwide.
V-Purchasing.com is a leading provider of safety and quality information used in the selection of service providers and suppliers for industrial sites. Through its unique web technology, V-Purchasing.com helps organizations improve safety and quality, reduce exposure to OSHA violations and expand the level of strategic information used for contractor and supplier selection.
For additional information or a demo of V-Purchasing.com, please visit www.v-purchasing.com or call 609-888-1075.