Govt signs deal on e-procurement | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 13, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 13, 2010

Govt signs deal on e-procurement

The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) yesterday signed an e-government procurement system development contract with GSS America Infotech Ltd, India.
Amulya Kumar Debnath, director general of CPTU, and Abdul Qadeer, vice president of GSS Infotech Ltd, signed the contract at the planning ministry in Dhaka.
AK Khandker, the planning minister, and Md Abdul Malek, secretary of IMED, were also present.
This contract aims to implement e-procurement by June 2011, where CPTU has taken necessary steps under the Public Procurement Reform Project supported by the World Bank.
Initially, e-procurement will be introduced in four agencies: Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Roads and Highways Department (RHD), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Rural Electrification Board (REB).
At present, public procurement in the country is done under the Public Procurement Act and the Public Procurement Rules.
On March 1, the cabinet committee on government purchase in a meeting recommended the appointment of GSS America Infotech Ltd, as consultant along with sub-consultant C1 India and Aviation Support Ltd, Bangladesh.
The meeting also nominated sub-consultant Dohatec New Media, Bangladesh, to develop and implement the e-procurement system.

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