PPDA Officially Launches Electronic Government Procurement (EGP) To Counteract Corruption
Against a background of part of a society laced with belief of something for something, innovation came to its rescue. To make the public procurement system more efficient and accountable, The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has finally launched public procurement online through the roll out of the Electronic Government Procurement (eGP). EGP will comprise of all the modules/ stages in procurement and its Key benefits are: Efficiency, Transparency, and Accountability.
Revealed by the PPDA Ag. Executive Director Mr. Benson Turamye during regular engagements with stakeholders in Kampala early this year, the roll out will be piloted in the selected Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs). The system will be piloted in ten PDEs, these include;
- Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
- Ministry of Water and Environment
- Uganda National Roads Authority
- Kampala Capital City Authority
- Civil Aviation Authority
- National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U).
- Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority
- National Social Security Fund
- Jinja District Local Government
- Mpigi District Local Government
E Government Procurement system is a web-based system that covers the full procurement life cycle, all procurement modalities and keeps a record and audit trail of all procurement activities. The purpose of this system is to maintain efficient, complete and up-to-date public procurement information for all public entities of Uganda. It will also provide tender opportunities to all potential national and international bidders.
This will result into a shift from a cumbersome centralized procurement system to a decentralized and participatory procurement system at the PDEs. This is an initiative by government in a bid to leverage ICT to promote efficiency in public procurement and upholding government’s promise to the public on efficient and accountable governance.
The project is funded under the Regional Communication Infrastructure Program (RCIP) of the World Bank .
The processes to be covered by the new system include;
User Register of all the users of e-Procurement System: bidders, suppliers, PDEs.
- Bidding system
- Direct purchasing,
- e-Framework Agreements
- e-Quoting system
- e-Payments System
- Contracts management system
- Procurement Plans
- Disposal Plans
- bid Notices
- contract information
- Best evaluated bidder information
- List of registered Providers(Local and International)
- Suspended Bidders