MPT launches e-procurement system
To bring more transparency into the bidding process, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) Chairman Mara Pandiyan recently launched a pilot project for e-procurement system by engaging the services of National Informatic Centre (NIC).
MPT has been publishing tenders on their website for past few years, however, the response from the bidders was being received in hard copies. The new system will enable MPT to upload the tenders and receive the response from the bidders electronically, states the press note.
“The system provided by NIC has state-of-the-art security features and the data will be stored in encrypted form. The existing manual system will be stopped within three months after providing sufficient notice to the bidders,” added the press note. [H]