Government agencies have so far awarded 400 electronic tenders since the launching of the pilot phase of Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in 2011.
Secretary to Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) Mohammad Mejbahuddin revealed it at the 8th meeting of the Public Private Stakeholders Committee (PPSC) at the National Economic Council here on Wednesday.
“We’re gradually moving towards electronic governance. Since the inception, about 900 e-tenders have been floated by four key government agencies, and 400 of the e-tenders have already been awarded,” he said.
Mejbahuddin also noted that the government’s plan to ensure citizens involvement in the public procurement will help further unfold the e-GP in the country.
Roads and Highways Department (RHD), Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Rural Electrification Board (REB) and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) adopted the e-GP by floating some of their tenders on pilot basis in 2011,
The pilot e-tendering is being implemented under the Public Procurement Reform Project-II, assisted by the World Bank (WB).
So far, the system has rolled out to 291 public entities (PEs) of these four agencies, according to Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU).