Punjab local bodies to implement e-tendering from Sept 1

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:29

Chandigarh: All the tenders of local bodies
in Punjab will go online from September 1, to reduce the
unnecessary paper work and save time.

Announcing this here today, Industries and Commerce
Minister Local Government Manoranjan Kalia said e-tendering is
being introduced to bring transparency in tendering process.

"e-tendering system will be implemented for various types
of contracts for developmental works, procurements of goods
and services in the department of local government to obtain
most-competitive and suitable bids from bidders," he said.

e-tendering will shorten the procurement cycle, ensure
ease of operation for organisation and to vendors as well
without compromising on required procedures, Kalia said.

He said this automation would drastically reduce use of
paper work and will bring down expenditure incurred on
publication of large size tender notices.

"Most important aspect is that contractors are no more
required to come to office for tendering process. Tender
documents would be available for sale online and would also be
received online," he said.

To make the task easier, Punjab Infotech has been roped
in to provide facilitation services through partnership with
ITI Ltd, which is a Central government organisation.

E-tendering would be made effective in all municipal
corporations and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board
immediately.

Kalia said that all tenders amounting above Rs 10 lakh
would be available online on the portal from September 1,
2010.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:29

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