Speed of Internet can be harnessed.What is e-Tendering? ‡ E Tendering is a process of carrying out entire Tendering Cycle Online including submission of Price Bid such that Efficiency. ‡ E Tendering Cycle can be broken in Key Modules 1) Tender Notice Creation 2) Tender Promotion 3) Tender Document 4) Pre Bid Meeting 5) Bid Submission 6) Payment Gateway 7) Tender Storage & Opening 8) Tender Evaluation 9) Negotiation 10) Tender Award 11) Vendor Registration & Rating 12) Tender Audit & Storage . Economy.

Benefits of Tendering Authority ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Completely Automated Process Shortens Procurement Cycle Economical and Environment Friendly Greater Transparency Improvement in work culture in the departments System aided Evaluation process On the fly reports/comparatives statement Minimize Human errors Minimal Storage Spaces Change in Perception ± Progressive Organization Lesser hassle of communication and administration .

Banks. Free and Fearless participation for vendors. No dependence on Newspaper.« Zero Administrative hassles Can carry out all activities from any computer Economical ± saving on Traveling cost Reduces efforts & cost of bidding No tenders can be missed because of distance Can submit bid on last minute .Benefits to Suppliers/Contractors ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Anytime & Anywhere Bidding Fair. Courier.

Tendering System ‡ Shorter Procurement Cycle ‡ Economical ± Fixed Cost ‡ Environmentally Friendly ‡ Anytime ± Anywhere Bidding ‡ Bidding possible on Holidays ‡ Automated & Accurate process ‡ Shareable Content ‡ Foolproof Security ‡ Lifelong storage on CD ‡ One click access to bids ‡ For year 2004 & Beyond .Manual Vs E Tendering System Manual Tendering System ‡ Longer Procurement Cycle ‡ Expensive ‡ Paper Based Procurement ‡ Restricted Mobility ‡ No work on Holidays ‡ Prone to Human errors ‡ Content not sharable ‡ Physical Security ‡ Wastage of space to store bids ‡ Not retrievable ‡ Ideal till 2003 E .

by digital certificate issued by a licensed Certifying Agency (CA) who is approved by Controller of Certifying Agency (CCA) will be considered as a valid document in the court of law. 46/9/03 provided the E Procurement is done in a fair and transparent fashion & IT Act 2000 is complied . ‡ For E Procurement ± CVC Guidelines E Procurement is allowed as per the guidelines of CVC order no.Government Guidelines ‡ For E Commerce Activities ± IT ACT 2000 Any document which is digitally signed.

Computer Specification ± User End ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Any Desktop with 16 MB Ram/20 GB HDD or Higher OS ± LINUX /Windows Browser ± IE/Netscape/Mozilla/ Firefox /Any Browser Java Run Time ± Freeware Valid Digital Certificate Token/Crypto Key for DC ± Optional Biometrics ± Optional Digital Signer & Cipher± Freeware Net connection ± Dialup connection or better .

Time Based Access ‡ No activity can be carried out before due date & Time for e.g. Tender cannot be opened even by authorized User before due date ‡ Server Time cannot be tampered as it is mapped to National Standard Time Server .

Time Stamping ‡ Key processes are time stamped ± Tender cannot be proponed ± Tenders cannot be submitted after Due date and time ± Tender cannot be opened before Due date and time ‡ All processes can be time stamped .

‡ Phase 1: Pre Tendering Activities ‡ Phase 2: Tendering Cycle ‡ Phase 3: Post Tendering Activities .Ease of e-Tendering ±Tender Cycle e-Tendering involves following phases as per convential tendering systems.

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