Somerset, NJ July 27, 2001 U.S. government procurement organizations and small business offices will get a new tool to help them track their spending with diversity suppliers such as women- and minority-owned businesses, thanks to a contract modification signed this week between the General Services Administration (GSA) and Applied Information Services (AIS).
AIS said this week that it had successfully signed a modification to Contract Number GS-35F-0294J with the GSA to add AIS' DivTRAK software to its Schedule 70. DivTRAK is a tool for the management of minority, women, handicap, HUBzone, service disabled-veterans, and other user-definable supplier types.
DivTRAK manages, measures and markets a diversity supplier program through an Oracle database. The database contains, among other information, supplier registration, industrial classifications, diversity classifications, detailed contact information, second-tier suppliers, supplier certifications, contract payments and automatic e-mail updates.
AIS will provide the license for the DivTRAK software, as well as installation and training services.
Established in 1990 and based in Somerset, N.J., AIS is a systems integrator specializing in client/server and Web applications, document management systems and relational database development. AIS clients include Prudential, Pfizer, Avis, AM Best and the U.S. Army.
Can companies implementing e-procurement maintain diverse supplier bases? Rick Green, CEO of $29 billion electric and gas company UtiliCorp United, thinks they can. Read why in the article "Supplier Diversity and e-Procurement: Why Your Initiatives Are Not at Odds," in the August 2001 issue of iSource Business.