BCCA Announces Leadership Change to BidCentral Platform
(Left to right) BCCA President, Chris Atchison, BidCentral CEO, Sue Connors, and BCCA Board Chair, Alan Fletcher.
VICTORIA, BC June 14, 2018 – Chris Atchison, President and CEO of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) today announced the appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately.
Connors has a deep background in developing and implementing growth strategies for global ecommerce marketplaces and B2B platforms. Prior to her appointment at BidCentral, Sue was Vice President of Business Development at RevenueWire where she was responsible for revenue growth, global expansion and strategic channel development. During her tenure, RevenueWire became an award-winning industry leader in performance marketing and online payment processing. Before RevenueWire Sue was VP of Sales and Seller Management for global bookselling giant Abebooks.com, which was acquired by Amazon in a deal estimated at $120,000,000 USD.
In her new role at BidCentral Connors will be responsible for aggressively expanding the public and private industrial, commercial, and institutional pre-bid and project content in the platform, with additional focus on developing services and partnerships to improve the user experience.
In the past year, BidCentral made a significant business model change, opening Premium project access to all companies working in BC’s construction sector regardless of Association membership status – a first in twenty years of platform operations.
“BCCA takes procurement seriously and BidCentral is our commitment to the industry,” says Atchison. “With so much construction underway and planned for BC it’s more important than ever that BidCentral operate to its maximum potential. We’re thrilled to have Sue’s technology and platform experience to guide us forward at this crucial time.”
Based in Victoria BC within the BCCA offices, BidCentral operates in partnership with the Regional Construction Associations, where it is supported locally by Project Services Staff who are local project experts and also serve the needs of Association members.
“BidCentral is ready to grow,” says Connors. “It’s got a solid foundation of 20 years of project data, an established brand, expert staff, and thousands of contractors, manufacturers and suppliers accessing it. With 50,000 projects and $24.65 Billion tendered through BidCentral to date, I’m looking forward to expanding our services and reach, further solidifying BidCentral as BC’s largest Construction bidding marketplace.”
At time of writing there are 881 listed prebid opportunities and 365 projects out for tender on BidCentral.