eProcurement projects of two more departments in the Government
of Andhra Pradesh - Panchayati Raj and AP State Road Corporation
(APSRTC) - have been formally launched with the respective departments
releasing relevant tenders online.
state government, as part of its e-governance initiatives, had issued
orders for the implementation of eProcurement in the departments
of Irrigation, Roads & Buildings, APSRTC, APTS, Panchayati Raj Engineering,
APHMHIDC, Public Health Engineering and Social Welfare in March
2003. The government stated that all the existing rules applicable
to the processing of conventional tenders are applicable to the
bids to be secured through eProcurement.
the successful implementation of the project we hope to drive transparency
and process efficiency in the works that we offer in this space
besides saving on costs. Through this project, we wish to empower
the small and medium contractors at panchayat level to effectively
participate in the department's procurement process. We will be
offering tenders worth 400 crore before the end of this financial
year," said V Prabhu, Engineer-in-Chief, Panchayati Raj.
is going to be tremendous savings for APSRTC, as the department
procures spare parts and materials almost to the tune Rs. 200 crore
a year. We plan to put tenders worth Rs. 50 crore before the end
of this fiscal," said RP Singh, former MD, APSRTC.
C1 India Pvt. Ltd. is the enabler of the eProcurement project for
the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The project was initiated in June
2002 and eight departments of the government have successfully gone
live till date.
are working towards implementing the project for more departments,
the project for more departments, as there is a very favorable response
from departments where eProcurement has gone live. We also plan
to take this project to other States after the successful implementation
in the key departments in AP," said Vivek Agarwal, COO and President,
Commerce One India.