Canadian Red Cross Opens Supply Chain Portal -- seeks Vendors with strategic technologies and services

"Always on, Aways Connected"

  • Collaboration opportunities with the Canadian Red Cross
  • For Canadian Advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting Telecommunication & Wireless firms, Software developers, Hardware manufactures, Data and call centre outsource providers, e-Business & e-Learning firms
  • Submit your Profile to the Supply Chain Portal

Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in doing business with the Red Cross by submitting your Profile to the Supply Chain Portal.

Ottawa, May 22, 2007... the Canadian Red Cross has launched a new Supply Chain Portal for vendors who have technologies and capabilities strategic to the Red Cross' mandate and future vision.

The Canadian Red Cross is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. It helps people affected by emergency situations ranging from an individual house fire to a flood that disrupts an entire region of the country. A leader in injury prevention, the Red Cross provides a wide range of community-based services which enhance the well-being and dignity of all people, be they frail or elderly, children at risk, disabled, or palliative patients.

In establishing the new Portal, the Red Cross is extending its outreach to identify partnerships and alliances with vendors who believe in their mandate and who would like to work with them to develop and realize its vision for the future - help the Red Cross build capacity at the community level and to respond to future disasters.

Supply Chain Portal Benefits

  • Pre-qualification of your capabilities directly to Red Cross purchase teams
  • Early alerts on new procurement opportunities
  • Front-of-the-line access to Red Cross Vendor Outreach Forums and related events
  • Export promotion through CATA's outreach programs
  • Discover opportunities to advance corporate social responsibility objectives
  • Develop stronger relationships among industry peers: B2B prospects, collaboration, joint ventures, information sharing on best practices, establishes a unique community of vendors

Quality Red Cross programs and services are delivered across the entire country by qualified Red Cross staff members complemented by over 20,000 dedicated and highly trained community based volunteers. Since it was established more than 100 years ago, the Canadian Red Cross has become part of the nation's social fabric, and enjoys the reputation of being one of Canada's most respected institutions.

The Red Cross is also a Gateway to the 185 countries comprising the global Red Cross network and thus a potential springboard to export sales for Canadian technologies and services.

Hélène Mousseau, CIO, Canadian Red Cross , concludes, "We encourage you to submit information about your company and how your services might best be aligned to ours so that we can learn more about you and the value you can bring to The Canadian Red Cross Society."

CATAAlliance acts as the primary conduit and facilitator of the IT procurement process for the Canadian Red Cross.

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is the biggest business development association for producers and users of advanced technology. The only organization representing all sectors of the economy, CATA's umbrella of special-interest, municipal, provincial and allied organizations directly reaches 20,000 technology executives and an additional 22,000 technology users. Dedicated to making Canadian organizations world-class makers and adopters of technology, CATA creates strategic partnerships, strengthens communities and networks, and promotes supportive public policy. For more than a quarter of a century CATA has been stimulating growth, driving commercialization and growing the advanced technology export industry for the Canadian economy. More information about CATA can be found onthe CATA Web site: www.cata.ca