e-Procurement project implemented by the Information Technology
and Communications (IT&C) Department of the State Government has
won "The Gold Icon award" under the exemplary implementation
of e-governance initiative category.
India Private Limited and the state government have implemented
this project in a Public Private Partnership Model (PPP).
Deputy Prime Minister, LK Advani, presented the awards during the
Seventh National e-Governance Conference held in Chennai today.
award was received by JC Mohanty, Principal Secretary, Department
of IT&C, and Vivek Agarwal, President & COO of C1 India.
e-procurement project was chosen for this award among 51 entries
submitted by various states and central government departments for
awards are in recognition for the best eGovernance projects implemented
by Government departments and Indian states and are awarded by the
department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government
was a difficult project as it was the first project of its kind
in the country. The project posed many implementation challenges
as it involved a lot of change management. This project has not
only reduced tender processing time but has also substantially reduced
costs for the government and made the tendering process transparent
and accessible," according to Vivek Agarwal.
C Mohanty, Principal Secretary, IT&C Department said, "the progress
of the eProcurement project in Andhra Pradesh has been extremely
encouraging and the government has decided to float all the tenders
of more than Rs 10 lakh in case of Panchayathi Raj Engineering dept
more than Rs 2 lakhs on the e-procurement platform for the year
implementation for the Government of AP is the largest Government
to Business (G2B) platform in the country and is among the largest
internet based eGovernance applications. C1 India now plans to take
this project across various States and Central Government Departments.
project is expected to generate online transactions worth Rs. 2500
crores by the end of the current financial year.
of the key benefits of the project are: Cost saving to the government
to the tune of 20-30 percent of the estimated contract value of
has prevented and discouraged cartelisation and has increased competition
as is evident from the average number of bidders per tender.
average number of bidders has increased from 3 bidders to 6 bidders,
tender processing time has decreased from 5 months to 1-1/2 months.
All state government departments are targeted to be online with
eProcurement by the end of 2004.