Department under which the project was taken: Industry & Mines Department, Government of Gujarat
Project Vision & Objectives:
One of the prime objectives of the Government is to secure efficiency benefits from the e-enablement of business process. Purchasing is often the area where the greatest savings can be made within any organization. E-enabling Purchasing helps to achieve those savings sooner as well as bringing other benefits such as best practice processes and quality management information. eProcurement project initiated with the vision of achieving above stated goals.
Project stakeholders (internal and external)
Internal : All the departments conducting e-Procurement
External : All the bidders / suppliers / vendors
e-Procurement system introduced for all the purchases and procurements in all the Government departments, Nigams and Societies under the administrative control of the State Government and which are funded by Government. Roll out of e-Procurement carried out in a phase manner starting from few works / items for limited Departments to multiple items for many departments.
e-Procurement is Online bidding system wherein the physical tendering activity is carried out online using the Internet and associated technologies. This system enables the user to introduce ease and efficiency without compromising the required procedures of the department and also provides transparency, results in savings of time and money, shortening of procurement cycle, ease of operation to the implementing department and to the bidders / suppliers / vendors.
Through www.nprocure.com portal any organization can avail of e-procurement services. The portal is enabled with end to end e-procurement software. The portal can handle all the activities from the notice inviting tender to the publishing of the complete tender in the electronic form to corrigendum to filing, encryption for security, and digital signing of online tenders, to multistage evaluation and final conclusions. The portal can handle multi currency situations, multistage evaluations, reverse and forward auctions, catalogue management and so on.
Features of e-Procurement:
The project has been built on 3-tier architecture. There's a presentation tier, which provide the front end for the site. There's a business logic tier, which handles several tasks including authentication, authorization and workflow management. Lastly there is a database tier, which is used to read and write the data from its database.
The business logic has been kept separate from the presentation logic by design. This makes the system more scalable allowing new departments to be incorporated into the system. All workflow and navigation code has been abstracted from the user interface for achieving this. Being an online system where users are logging in, getting authenticated and filing tenders the system needs to have proper security. For this, two-factor authentication, digital signatures and 128-bit SSL encryption have been incorporated.
e-Procurement System introduced for the following transactions:-
Specific achievements during the year 2008-09
Status & Result:
Period-wise Number of tenders and ECV (in Cr)