OMX Launches New B2B RFP Engine to Unlock Global Defence Opportunities for Canadian Industry

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release                                                                                               July 1st, 2015

TORONTO, ON – On this Canada Day, OMX is proud to announce the official launch of its RFP (Request For Proposal) Engine. This niche engine will bring direct “Business to Business” opportunities to organizations across the country, and allow government contractors to manage their contractual obligations to source and invest in qualified domestic suppliers and partners.

Canadian organizations, particularly SMEs will now have direct access to Real Opportunities in Real Time, with Real Data from international OEM defence contractors. SMEs, a driving force in the Canadian economy, can simply login to OMX, view RFPs and RFQs (Request For Quotes) that meet their capabilities, respond and engage directly.

As an established tech tool in the Canadian defence industry, OMX acknowledges that a mere mention of ‘engaging with Canadian companies’ is no longer a satisfactory strategy for defence procurement. Companies competing on “Best Value Proposition” will need to demonstrate exactly how many sub-contracting companies have received industrial opportunities and its long-term impact to the country. This new OMX tool will also make contractors more competitive and accountable to the Crown by increasing competition in their supply chains and tracking the exact impacts to the country.

“This is a game changer for OMX, but much more importantly, it is a game changer for the Canadian defence industry. Now Canadian businesses and academic organizations will have access to respond directly to real requirements posted by major industrial partners. Prime contractors will be able to provide more open opportunities to more organizations, reducing their costs while demonstrating their commitments to Canada. The bar has been set higher. Today, and especially with this addition to the platform, no company bidding to the government wants their competitor leveraging the advantage of OMX against them” added OMX President, Nicole Verkindt.

OMX is also integrating all of the relevant content from Buy and Sell and the Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG). By including this in the RFP Engine, organizations will be able to search, sort and filter upcoming opportunities from the Department of National Defence much easier and manage it all under one roof. This initiative was done in partnership and with direction from Aerospace Industries Association Canada (AIAC).

All authorized RFP opportunities posted on the OMX platform will be automatically advertised on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply search #OMXunlocked to find them listed on our social networks. For more information on this new feature please visit: theomx.com/opportunities.

OMX Media Contact:

Diego Ortiz

Director, Analytical Communications

diego@theomx.com

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