Entries for S Asia procurement innovation awards invited
Like previous years, entries in various categories of South Asia Public Procurement Innovation Awards 2018 have been invited.
South Asia Regional Public Procurement Network (SAPPN), the World Bank and Procurement iNET have launched the awards. The closing of submissions is on 31 January 2019 and the awards will be announced on 28 February 2019. Details of award categories, rules and other information is available at http://procurementinet.org/sapia
Any government, public sector, university or research and training institutions following the public procurement regulatory framework and NGOs/CBOs involved in public procurement management, awareness and communication and oversight support in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka can submit case stories for consideration. Officers and staff nominated by the countries and partner agencies as part of the selection mechanism cannot submit a case story.
The objective of such awards is to enhance learning and sharing from innovative procurement practices adopted in South Asian countries.
Bangladesh has been playing an active role in strengthening the SAPPN. In 2015 the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of IME Division, Ministry of Planning, hosted the third regional conference of SAPPN in Dhaka.
Director General of CPTU and Additional Secretary Md Faruque Hossain had been made the SAPPN chair for a year in 2016.
In 2017, among others, Roads and Highways Department won an award for its case story on e-GP in RHD. In 2016, BIGD also won an award for its case story on citizen engagement. The winners are invited to SAPPN annual conference and the awards are given there through ceremonies.
The next sixth South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference is going to be hosted by Bhutan in Thimpu on April 22-25 in 2019. The heads of government public procurement regulatory bodies, procurement related officials and civil society bodies attend the conference.
e-GP training for tenderers begins
Training for tenderers registered with e-GP system started on 17 October 2018. The objective of the one-day training is to enhance capacity of the tenderers in the process of participating in tenders through e-GP system.
The CPTU is providing the e-GP training under DIMAPPP through Dohatec New Media. Registered tenderers are requested to contact at 01917721523 or 01759945853 for the e-GP training on a “first-come-first-serve” basis.
Over 50 thousand tenderers now registered in e-GP
The number of tenderers registered with electronic government procurement (e-GP) system has crossed 50 thousand. On 22 October 2018, the number stood at 50,094.
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of IME Division, Ministry of Planning, has been implementing e-GP in the process of public procurement since 2011 with support from the World Bank.
Implementation of e-GP has created a positive impact on public procurement. It saves time and costs. The e-GP has increased competition from 4 per tender to 11.
Until 22 October 2018, a total of 2,15,617 (2 lakh 15 thousand six hundred seventeen)tenders involving a total of 24.75 billion US Dollars (1 lakh 98 thousand crore taka) were invited through e-GP. The number of government procuring agencies stood at 1267 out of a total of 1324 in the country.
The e-GP is an ICT based online procurement system which has been introduced to increase transparency and accountability in public procurement.
Tenderers and procuring agencies can take e-GP support from the 24/7 Help Desk established at CPTU through 16575 from any number anywhere.
Meanwhile, CPTU started training for the registered tenderers from 17 October 2018.Tenderers now need not go to government offices to submit their tenders. After e-GP implementation they can now submit tenders from their home.
e-GP training for tenderers begins 17 October 2018
Training for registered tenderers on the procedures of participation in tenders through electronic government procurement (e-GP) system will start on 17 October, Wednesday, at 9:30 pm.
At this stage, a total of 800 tenderers, 20 each in 40 batches, will be given e-GP training at four venues of Dohatec New Media in Dhaka city under the Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (DIMAPPP).
The one-day training on e-GP will be given by Dohatec as a consultant of CPTU under the project. The training of the first batch is going to start at Khilgaon venue in Dhaka city.
Only the e-GP-registered tenderers are requested to join the training. For any query about training contact may be made at 01917721523 or 01759945853 of Dohatec.
There is a 24/7 e-GP Help Desk at CPTU. Registered, non-registered tenderers, banks, government procuring entities and others interested can contact 16575 for e-GP support from any phone any time from any-where.
CPTU signs contract on capacity development with ITC-ILO
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Planning, signed a contract on Capacity Development and Professionalization with ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy, on October 10, 2018 at the NEC Conference Room, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.
The contract involving more than 12 million US dollars will be executed until 30 June 2022 under the Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project being implemented by CPTU with support from the World Bank.
The project has four components of which capacity development and professionalization is the largest. About 11 thousand persons, mostly from the government, including the private sector tenderers, elected local government representatives and journalists will receive training under the contract to be facilitated by the Engineering Staff College Bangladesh (ESCB) as the nominated sub-consultant.
Director General of CPTU and Additional Secretary Md Faruque Hossain and Manager, Sustainable Development Programme of ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy, Ralf Kruger signed the contract in presence of the Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal FCA MP as the Chief Guest.
Secretary, IME Division Md Mofizul Islam was present as Special Guest and Acting Country Director of World Bank Ms. Sereen Juma was also present as the Guest of Honour.
Creating professionalization in public procurement is a priority of this contract. After training procurement professionals of various tiers will be certified under this contract. The CPTU was established in 2002 and at that time ITC-ILO worked behind its creation and bringing about subsequent reforms in public procurement of Bangladesh. ITC-ILO is renowned globally for its efficiency in providing public procurement training and professionalization.
Now e-GP application opens for more than 100 crore in all national Works and Goods tender
Now e-GP application opens for more than 100 crore in all national Works and Goods tender.
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Past Performance evaluation and rating matrix
Past Performance evaluation and rating matrix
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Draft Law for Proposed Bangladesh Public Procurement Authority(BPPA)
Draft Law for Proposed Bangladesh Public Procurement Authority(BPPA) is Published in the Procurement Policy and Procedure Section of this Website for your comments within 25th October, 2018.
Pls click following link to download Draft Act: Bangladesh Public Procurement Authority (BPPA) Draft Act
If you want to Comment on this Act pls Click on this Link
IMF team appreciates monitoring, evaluation, public procurement activities
A five-member team of International Monitoring Fund (IMF) met Md Mofizul Islam, Secretary, Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Planning, at his Conference Room on 30 September 2018.
During the two-hour meeting the IMF team was informed of various functions of IME Division including public procurement, Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Software and implementation monitoring of projects.
The IMF team appreciated the progress and reforms in public procurement and monitoring and evaluation activities of IMED.
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) is an office under IMED that monitors and regulates implementation of Public Procurement Act 2006 and Public Procurement Rules 2008.
Director General of CPTU and Additional Secretary Md Faruque Hossain and other officials of IMED were present in the meeting.
e-GP tender invitation crosses 2-lakh mark
The number of tenders invited through e-GP system has crossed 2lakh (0.2 million). On 9 September 2018, such number stood at 200940. The total value of the tenders invited through e-GP on that day was more than 1 lakh 78thousand crore taka (22.25 billion US dollars).
Upon introduction in 2011, the e-GP system has grown very fast. Until 10 September, 1253 out of a total of 1324 procuring agencies were connected to e-GP. The number of tenderers registered with the system stood at 47996 the same day.
About 4 thousand branches of a total of 45 banks having MoU with CPTU are receiving e-GP payments both online and off-line across country. To provide support to all concerned e-GP Help Desk (16575) is working 24/7 at CPTU.
Hon. Planning Minister gives away certificates in IMED training
Hon. Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal FCA MP graced as chief guest the closing ceremony of a training programme organized by the IME Division at its conference room on August 9, 2018.
A total of 23 officers of the Cabinet Division participated in the three-day training titled, “Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation”.
On the last day there were two sessions relating to public procurement. Director General of CPTU and Additional Secretary Md Faruque Hossain conducted a session on reforms, digitization and management aspects of public procurement.
Director (Coordination & Training) Shish Haider Chowdhury took another one on procedures of public procurement. Public procurement entails a major portion in project implementation and management.
At the concluding ceremony, Hon. Planning Minister was present in the afternoon as the chief guest. Secretary, IME Division, Md Mofizul Islam, presided over the concluding session. The Secretary expressed his gratitude to the Minster for his first-ever presence at any event at the IME Division.
Directors General of various sectors of the IME Division and officers were present on the occasion.
The Planning Minister said, “Activities of IMED are associated with my activities. Project processing, procurement and other issues have taught here. I hope you would utilize the knowledge you (Cabinet Division officers) acquired from here in the last three days.”
He urged all to work with devotion and look at all activities very positively.
“We will reach our goal of 2041 together. We will work together,” he said. Among the 198 countries in the world, Bangladesh was 58th economy 10 years back. Now we are 22nd, the Minister mentioned expressing the hope that Bangladesh’s economy and growth would surpass Malaysia and Australia by 2030.
After the speech, the Minister distributed certificates to the participants of the three-day training.
CPTU signs contract for translating STDs into Bangla
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) signed a contract with Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) on July 30, 2018 for translation of a number of Standard Tender Documents (STDs) into Bangla from English and the Public Procurement Act 2006 and the Public Procurement Rules 2008 (with all amendments) into English from Bangla.