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e-GP digital billboard draws attention
Sunday, May 22, 2016
A digital billboard on electronic government procurement (e-GP) installed by the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Panning, in front of CIRDAP building in Dhaka has drawn attention of the people.
Minister of Planning A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP, inaugurated the e-GP digital billboard at 1:30 pm on April 27, 2016.
After opening the digital billboard, the Minister of Planning told the media that the government wants to digitize all its activities. “It is the time of digitization,” he observed.
The billboard is digitally displaying until current month the total number of tenders invited and their total estimated value under e-GP system since its launching in 2011. The figures are updated every 15 days.
About 54 thousand tenders with a total estimated cost of about Tk45 thousand crore were invited through e-GP system until May 22, 2016 since 2011. CPTU is implementing e-GP under a plan to connect all procuring entities to e-GP by December 2016. The billboard is installed as part of a country-wide social awareness campaign of CPTU.
Director General of CPTU Md Faruque Hossain, officials of CPTU, IMED, Ministry of Planning, were present during the inauguration. The display of the e-GP digital billboard in such an important area of the capital city is drawing attention of the public, other stakeholders of public procurement including policymakers, which is expected to strengthen awareness and support for the electronic procurement system.
Until May 22, 2016, about 227 out of about 1500 government procuring agencies are connected to e-GP portal (www.eprocure.gov.bd). The number of tenderers registered with e-GP on the date is 21,634.

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