Uttarakhand launches e-procurement system

The Uttarakhand government has formally launched an e-procurement system with the objective of processing all types of tenders through an online portal.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011, 13:53 PM IST

Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand government has
formally launched an e-procurement system with the objective
of processing all types of tenders through an online portal.

Launching the system here on Tuesday, Chief Minister BC
Khanduri said the system would directly benefit the common man
and users of the tender portal.

He directed officials to organise training programmes for
employees and make them proficient in the use of the system.
He said the system would come in handy in fostering a culture
of good governance, clean and transparent administration and
accountability.

Additional Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain said the
tender portal has been launched after a comprehensive
exercise, following which a government order was issued in
July this year to implement the e-procurement system in
Uttarakhand.

Under its provisions, all orders for goods and services
for Rs 5 lakh and above and all works contracts worth Rs 1
crore and above for all departments would be awarded through
the e-procurement system.

However, for the PWD, the limit for such works tenders
has been raised to Rs 2 crore and above.

PTI