MPT launches eProcurement system


To bring more transparency into the bidding process, Mara Pandiyan, IAS, chairman, Mormugao Port Trust has launched a Pilot project for eProcurement System recently 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.   
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. [H]