For many contractors their cell phone is their main communication device especially when on site. SMS will ensure that registered contractors are proactively informed of new tenders when they are advertised, subsequent to being matched against the Register of Contractors.
Clickatell was able to provide the CIDB with a single point of seamless integration through its SMS gateway. Rather than manage connections to the networks of each local mobile operator, the CIDB can now concentrate on developing and extending the i-Tender/RoP hub and delivering the benefits to clients and contractors as rapidly as possible. Cost savings will also be leveraged through Clickatell’s bulk buying of data traffic across all networks.
Anton Lan, Head of SA/Africa at Clickatell, adds that while SMS is being used successfully as a low-cost, instant and pervasive communications tool in the private sector, its value cannot be overlooked in facilitating effective e-government in South Africa. “With Clickatell’s SMS gateway we are able to provide the CIDB with turnkey mobile communication services that require minimal investment and show immediate benefits,” he says.
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