e-Procurement project implemented by the IT & C department of Andhra
Government has today won 'The Gold Icon' award for the category
'Exemplary Implementation of e-Governance Initiative'. The award
is given by the Department Of Administrative Reforms and Public
Grievances for the best e-governance projects implemented by government
departments or states.
India and Andhra Pradesh government have jointly implemented the
project in a public private partnership model (PPP). At the Seventh
National Governance Conference held in Chennai on Thursday, deputy
Prime Minister, Mr. L K Advani presented the awards to the Principal
Secretary of IT&C department, DR J C Mohanty and the COO and President
of C1 India, Mr. Vivek Agarwal.
was a difficult project as it was first of its kind in the country.
The project posed many implementation challenges as it involved
a lot of change management. The project has not only reduced tender
processing time but has also substantially reduced costs for the
government and made the tendering process transparent, said Mr.
Agarwal in a company press release.
J C Mohanty said the progress of the e-procurement project in AP
has been extremely encouraging and the government has decided to
float all the tenders of more than Rs 10 lakh on the eprocurement
platform till the year 2004-2005. C1 India e-procurement implementation
for AP government is the largest Government to Business (G2B) platform
in the country and among the largest Internet based eGovernance
applications. C1 India plans to take the project across different
states and central government departments. While eight departments
are utilizing the e-procurement model, more department are expected
to go online soon.