PITB, World Bank to de­vise elec­tronic pro­cure­ment

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The Pun­jab IT Board (PITB) and the World Bank (WB) will de­vise the first ePro­cure­ment Sys­tem for the pro­vin­cial and cen­tral gov­ern­ments of Pak­istan that will likely to save up-to 25 per­cent govern­ment bud­get.

It was de­cided in a meet­ing held at Arfa Soft­ware Tech­nol­ogy Park on Tues­day.

The meet­ing was also at­tended among oth­ers by Chair­man Pun­jab IT Board Dr Umar Saif, World Bank Con­sul­tant Mr. Paul Ron­ald Schap­per and Se­nior Pro­cure­ment Spe­cial­ist of the World Bank Ms. Uzma Sadaf.

The World Bank team dis­cussed maters re­gard­ing im­ple- men­ta­tion of e-pro­cure­ment in Pun­jab and sup­port to roll out it to other provinces and fed­eral govern­ment.

De­lin­eat­ing dif­fer­ent com­po­nents of the pro­ject, Dr Saif told that the Pun­jab IT Board was al­ready work­ing on the pro­ject in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pun­jab Pro­cure­ment Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (PPRA) and the World Bank.

He said,"e-Pro­cure­ment will elim­i­nate the hec­tic and flawed pa­per­work by mak­ing all process of ad­ver­tis­ing, bid­ding, eval­u­a­tion, no­ti­fi­ca­tion, con­tract award­ing, and pay­ment elec­tron­i­cally.

The sys­tem will pro­vide ven­dors with the on­line fa­cil­ity of reg­is­tra­tion, view­ing of ten­der doc­u­ments and bids sub­mis­sion."

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