The Ministry of Finance says the government has operationalised its 'Electronic-Government Procurement Portal'.
Launched last week, the platform aims to improve transparency and accountability in the government procurement process.
In a statement, the Finance Ministry's Public Relations Officer revealed that the Electronic- Government Procurement Portal is now accessible to the public and bidders.
The Portal will serve as a central point where all procurement opportunities and related documents and information can be accessed by bidders.
It also seeks to improve the management of procurement data and inform policy decisions, improve competition, and achieve value for money through a comprehensive and automated procurement system.
Wilson Shikoto further revealed that bid advertisements, documents, open reports, evaluation executive summaries, and notices of the award are also now available on the website.
All public entities will be required to use the portal in accordance with the E-GP guidelines.
Public entities can use the portal to open national and international bidding; request sealed quotations; and request for proposals, including expressions of interest.
The E-GP website and portal were developed by the Procurement Policy Unit, in collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister, during the 2021–2022 financial year.