(Hong Kong, 12 October 2022) the Innovation and Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) organise “TVP Tactic Day” to launch the new “TVP ePROQ” platform today. The platform aims to provide an open and transparent procurement platform to serve as a “one-stop shop” for applicants to conduct and manage their procurement exercise and for submitting relevant documents. Leveraging the occasion, there was also sharing on the latest trends in digital transformation and tactics for TVP application with SMEs.
TVP is one of the Innovation and Technology Fund programmes administered by the ITC of the HKSAR Government, aiming to subsidise local enterprises and organisations in adopting technological services and solutions to upgrade and transform their business processes. In order to optimise the funding application process and to resolve the pain points of SMEs in obtaining quotations from service providers, HKPC launches the “TVP ePROQ” platform to let applicants conduct the request for quotation (RFQ) exercise in a faster and more efficient way, enabling them to manage the procurement procedures and submit relevant documents on a single platform. It will save applicants’ time on searching for suitable service providers and speed up the entire TVP application process.
Through the platform, service providers can also submit relevant proposals and quotations for projects they are interested in. This can help service providers discover more business opportunities and increase their opportunities in participating in TVP projects. As of today, more than 200 service providers have already registered on the platform, all set to experience the brand-new procurement process with the applicants.
Ms Rebecca PUN, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, said, “For the first nine months in 2022, we have received over 8,000 TVP applications, reflecting the growing demand of local enterprises and organisations for the application of technology to promote business development. After experiencing the COVID-19 epidemic in the past few years, enterprises have come to realise the importance of the application of digital technology to their daily operation and future development. We hope that the industry can make good use of the TVP to improve productivity, or upgrade or transform their business processes to enhance long-term competitiveness.”
Hon Sunny TAN, Chairman of HKPC, said, “HKPC has been appointed by ITC to serve as the secretariat of TVP since June 2021, providing professional secretarial and administrative services with our expertise. We are committed to continuously improving the efficiency of our application handling, supporting local enterprises and organisations to enhance productivity with government funding. TVP has been widely welcomed by the local industries as a support on their digital transformation journey. To further enhance applicants’ experience in the application process, the new ‘TVP ePROQ’ platform is launched as an alternative to allow a wider selection of service providers and to streamline the procurement-related processes and submissions. It will also enable more service providers to have easy access to TVP projects for which they could potentially offer their services. HKPC will continue to support the local enterprises and organisations, especially SMEs, to better utilise the government funding for engaging technological services and solutions to upgrade and transform their business processes, in order to boost their long-term competitiveness.”
The event invited successful applicants and industry representatives as guest speakers at the panel discussion, to share their success stories and experiences on TVP, and to explore new trends in digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A sharing on TVP application tactics was also held at the event to provide applicants and enterprises interested in applying the TVP with practical tips, facilitating their application process.
To assist applicants and service providers in better understanding and utilising the platform, HKPC has published the user manual on the platform website, listing out the key functions and operation procedures of the system. Relevant guidance and samples are also available for applicants to facilitate their preparation of specifications under the new platform. For more information about the “TVP ePROQ” platform, please visit: https://tvp-eproq.hkpc.org/
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