200,000 tenders floated thru e-GP since 2011
The number of tenders invited through electronic government procurement (e-GP) system has crossed 2 lakh since its introduction in 2011.
The e-GP is an effort of the government to digitize public procurement for enhancing transparency and accountability in spending public funds.
On 11 September 2018, the number of total tenders invited through e-GP stood at 2,01,391.
The total value of the tenders invited through e-GP on that day was more than Tk 1,79,000 crore equivalent to $ 22.38 billion, according toa press release of the relevant government department.
Since its introduction in 2011, the e-GP system has grown very fast. Until 11 September, 1253 out of a total of 1324 government procuring agencies were connected to e-GP.
The number of tenderers registered with the system stood at 48043 the same day.
About 4 thousand branches of a total of 45 banks having separate MoUs with CPTU are receiving e-GP payments both online and off-line across country. To provide support to all concerned e-GP Help Desk (16575) is working 24/7 at CPTU.
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division under the Ministry of Planning has been implementing e-GP in Bangladesh with support from the World Bank.