Bhutan has launched the phase-2 of an e-GP system, developed and delivered by Dohatec New Media, a Dhaka-based international software vendor, on Tuesday, said a press release.
Bhutan’s finance minister Lyonpo Namgay Tshering launched the EGP System Phase ll in Thimphu.
Department of National Properties director general Kesang Demi gave the welcome address and highlighted the benefits of e-GP for all stakeholders and the challenges faced in this very important reform process.
The e-GP system incorporates extensive features by using the national IT infrastructure. Resources of different agencies are integrated in the system.
Almost all types of e-procurement modules are in the systems. Online bid opening and complete bid evaluation are also provided. Bhutan has high capacity in public procurement in their civil administration. The system was first launched in 2017 and has been operational since, said the release.
According the finance minister, e-GP enjoys a special thrust in their strategy.
Dohatec is engaged in Nepal and Bangladesh e-GP systems. It has developed the public procurement MIS with 45 key indicators.
The Bhutan launch ceremony was held in a Conference Hall and online with a host of representatives of organisations including the World Bank and ADB present.
Dohatec chairman Luna Shamsuddoha gave an overview of the e-GP system and highlighted how important public procurement was to the economy of developing countries. — New Age
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