Goa to launch e-tendering initiative

May 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Goa government Thursday is launching an e-tendering initiative, which will enable contractors to bid, compete and be paid for government work projects online, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat announced Thursday.

Unveiling the initiative to be serviced by the Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS), Kamat said that e-tendering would make the process transparent.

“Through this method, we will be able to achieve transparency. The contractors do not even have to come to the office to fill the tender, give the bill and even collect the payment,” he said.

Kamat, who is chairman of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) - the agency which will be implementing the e-governance software - also said that the software was user-friendly and could be accessed globally.

“Any contractor from any part of the world will be able to fill the e-tender if he is eligible. It is a user friendly technology,” he said, adding that the software followed norms of all public works department and central public works department (CPWD).

“The contractors will also be able to receive payments directly into their bank accounts. It would be bank to bank transaction,” said GSIDC managing director Sanjit Rodrigues.

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