PricewaterhouseCoopers has been named as the sourcing and procurement provider for the joint e-marketplace initiative, corProcure, which includes 14 of Australia's leading companies.
The decision to form corProcure was announced on the July 5, making PcW's selection a hastily stitched up deal. The contract is expected to give PwC some powerful leverage into some of the country's biggest companies and give them significant say in the decision on the software platform for the multi-billion dollar system.
The consortium is now in the process of selecting a partner, or partners, to provide the technology platform that will integrate the individual systems. It is understood that Anderson Consulting and AT Kearney are both tendering for this highly lucrative deal.
The founding shareholders of the corProcure consortium include Wesfarmers, AMP, ANZ, Amcor, Goodman Fielder, Orica, Pacific Dunlop, Qantas, Telstra, Australia Post, BHP, Coca Cola, Amatil, Coles Myer, and Foster's.