The eProcurement (Online Tendering & Bid Submission) has been implemented in HPPWD under Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna(PMGSY) by GOI since Jan 2010 and till date around 160 tenders valuing Rs 250,83,74911 have been floated.
Upon its successful execution, the GoHP desired that eProcurement may be implemented in three major departments namely HPPWD, I&PH and Controller of Stores. A project report submitted by NIC Himachal Pradesh was approved and Rs. 197 lakhs have been sanctioned for the same.
In order to make the officers and bidders conversant with the process of the eProcurement and to gear them up for the implementation from 23rd may 2011, a training programme was conducted for the officers and bidders during 21-23rd Apr 2011. Around 225 officers along with Nodal Officers and 115 bidders were called at Shimla from various places in Himachal Pradesh and they were shown the software. They were also explained in detail about Digital Signatures. Various queries raised by the officers and bidders were answered during the demonstration.
Sh Rajneesh(IAS), Director Information Technology, GoHP explained to the participants the importance which the state government has given to its implementation besides the benefits likely to be there after its implementation. Sh Rajesh Bahadur, Senior Technical Director and SIO(HP) informed the participants how the NIC Himachal Pradesh will cooperate and assist in this endeavour of the government followed by a detailed presentation by Sh Mukesh K Ralli, Technical Director. He then joined Mr Bharat Kaushal, SA during detailed presentation. The officers were presented with all the steps of tendering process starting from the creation, publishing and opening of the biddings. The post lunch session was reserved for the bidders. They too were given a presentation explaining the eProcurement process, necessary requirements and do’s and don’ts.
Overall the demonstration cum meeting was well taken by the department officials and the bidders and they showed the faith in the system developed.