Founded at the beginning of the 90's as a visionary firm to define the future of e-commerce and Internet technologies, UNIVEC stands for and abbreviated from of UNIVERSAL E-COMMERCE. From the beginning, UNIVEC set out to provide innovative uses of computer technology supporting complex business decisions.
From 1996 - 1999, after a long approval process, UNIVEC received a contract from the Department of Defense, Office of Paperless Contracting. UNIVEC had to conduct a study for a multi - billion dollar "Paperless Contracting Initiative". This study included international contracting operations for federal government as it pertains to all procedures and systems providing required functionality. This study identified numerous drawback and pitfalls of the existing (to date) systems and developed the ways of the future.
The new developments and solutions identified and included the requirements for all future digital systems dealing with government solicitation and procurement processes. UNIVEC has developed a state-of-the-art system that integrated the results of our findings. This system was called SMS (Solicitation Management System) and it was used as a model for 908 government sites around the world.
SMS technology consulting partners:
- The Department of Defense
POC: Captain Ted Case
Co-Chair, Paperless Contracting WIPT
POC: Patrick Logan
National Director of Procurement
- The World Bank
POC: Knut Leipold
Lead Procurement Specialist
In September of 2004, UNIVEC has received a contract from the City of Baltimore to develop guidelines for required electronic communications with over 40,000 vendors and contractors. UNIVEC’s software system allowed the City to manage the entire solicitation process in a fully interactive format. We have received rave reviews not only from the City of Baltimore, but also from all contractors and vendors. The City of Baltimore had pioneered many new process and technological innovations over 5 year period, becoming one of the first in the nation to embrace electronic e-Commerce with UNIVEC's systems.
- The City of Baltimore
POC: George Winfield / John Friesner
City of Baltimore - Director of Public Works and Engineering