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e-Government procurement (e-GP) as the collaborative use of Information and communications Technology (especially the Internet) by government agencies and other actors of procurement community in conducting all activities of Government Procurement Process Cycle (GPPC) for the acquisition of goods, works, and consultancy services with enhanced efficiency in procurement management.
e-GP System is a web based system which encompasses the total procurement lifecycle and records the all procurement activities. The purpose of this system is to maintain complete and up-to-date Public Procurement System activities of all public agencies as well as provide tender opportunities to all potential tenderers from Bangladesh and abroad.
The vision of the e-GP is to enhance the efficiency and transparency in public procurement through the implementation of a comprehensive e-GP solution to be used by all government organizations in the country. Initially, on pilot basis, this will apply to a few Procuring Entities (PEs) of four target agencies namely Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Rural Electrification Board (REB), Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), in Bangladesh. The System, later on, will be rolled-out across all the procuring entities in a phased manner.
The entire public procurement activity undertaken by the government shall be channeled through the e-GP infrastructure and implemented in a phased manner. Efficiency in handling public procurement by the government organizations shall be enhanced through automation and process reengineering. The system shall enable the government to maintain a clear picture of its procurement activities on a real-time basis. By engaging in e-GP, the government catalyzes the supplier community to participate in e-business.
Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), IMED, Ministry of Planning is developing the e-GP System using the cutting edge technology and global expertise complying with the Public Procurement Act 2006 and Public Procurement Rules 2008. Bangladesh e-Government Procurement (e-GP) system consists of a comprehensive set of interlinked modules. These modules are:
- Centralized Registration (Contractors/Suppliers/Consultants, Procuring Entities and other actors of e-GP)
- Workflow management System
- e-Tendering (e-Publishing/e-Advertisement, e-Lodgement, e-Evaluation, e-Contract award)
- e-Contract Management System (e-CMS)
- Procurement Management Information Systems (PROMIS)
- System and Security Administration
- Handling Errors and Exceptions
- Application Usability & Help
Draft e-GP Guidelines as required by PPA 2006 [Chapter 8, Clause 65(1)] and PPR 2008 [Chapter 128(1)], and e-GP System Implementation and Monitoring Framework have been prepared. CPTU/IMED has planned to use e-GP System through the pilot implementation of e-Tendering System from the Second quarter of 2010 and from the third quarter, the integrated e-GP System piloted in selected procuring entities of sectoral target agencies LGED, RHD, BWDB and REB. The tested e-GP System will be rolled-out across all procuring entities of target agencies up to district level from the beginning of 2011. And then the e-GP System will be gradually implemented across procuring entities of the Government of Bangladesh.