Western Power utilises the SAP Ariba Network for transacting with suppliers at all stages of the procurement lifecycle, including
The benefits of using the SAP Ariba Network (eProcurement) include:
The benefits allow us to deliver safe, reliable and efficient services to all customers. Our suppliers play an important role in helping us achieve our objectives.
Suppliers who are new or transitioning to transacting with Western Power via Ariba, are required to subscribe to the Ariba system.
The SAP Ariba Network provides two account type options for suppliers to receive orders and submit invoices online:
The only requirement to use the Ariba Network is an internet connection.
In summary, the differences between these two options are:
|Full Account Subscription||Light Account Subscription|
Setting up an Ariba Account
All suppliers not holding an Ariba account are required to choose and register for one of the above two account options for transacting with Western Power. To help in choosing the best account option, supporting information is available under the Ariba supplier guides on this page.
Once your account option has been selected:
New Suppliers: Inform Western Power by following the instructions in the Supplier Accreditation Pack
Existing suppliers: Please provide your Ariba Network Identification (ANID) and an email address registered to your Ariba account to which orders will be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.