The Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) has signed on with Adkonect Advertising Agency’s newest online product, Pacific Tenders (www.pacifictenders.com) to advertise its procurement notices to the public. Making use of the online platform, MID’s tender notices have been posted on the website, made available to potential suppliers through free subscriber alerts, and shared widely on social media. Adkonect and MID’s collaboration is a bid to take advantage of what is yet largely unfamiliar in the Solomons: exclusive online advertisement.
In a recent statement by MID, said that, “Pacific Tenders online offers an initiative that suits the Ministry’s procurement requirements. We have been able to publicize our tenders and felt assured that individuals and companies subscribed to the website are notified as soon as possible, and that the information is broadly disseminated otherwise. MID in Partnership with Adkonect-Pacific Tenders, supports this initiative to enable an open, fair and transparent process for all Government tenders”.
Adkonect launched Pacific Tenders in December 2016, with the objective of effectively connecting procurers & suppliers online. MID was one of its first government engagements. The website is rapidly acquiring notice from the general public, especially after its release of high school results earlier this year, which eased manual searching of results by offering a search engine feature (https://www.pacifictenders.com/si2017schoolplacementresults).
MID is currently utilizing Adkonect’s cross media platforms: outdoor digital screens located along Mataniko bridge precinct for the road & traffic messages, social media and online marketing through Pacific Tenders to get its notices to thousands of the website’s registered subscribers, including visitors who can access the information by mobile, desktop and tablet devices.
The Ministry’s feedback has been positive, welcoming the expansion of advertisement outside of what has been a largely print and broadcast domain. With telecommunications services also continuing to improve and grow, the added advantage of internet connectivity through mobile devices has enabled services offered by Adkonect to have a far more extensive reach across the provinces.
Pacific Tenders is the result of 6 months of research and development to ensure an efficient system that eases the tedious procurement processes,” says Adkonect’s Managing Director, Rodney Rupokets. “The website enables an open tender platform for entrepreneurs and SME’s to access opportunities, further signaling a product roadmap where firms will be able to pay tender application fees via online and mobile money payment.” Pacific Tenders is the first of its kind in the Pacific Region and Adkonect is proud to be able to launch this service in the Solomon Islands.
Subscription for personalized notifications on vacancies and tenders is free; Ministries and companies are encouraged to take advantage of Pacific Tender’s online services at www.pacifictenders.com.