ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (EGP) TO COUNTERACT CORRUPTION
As part of the reforms to make the public procurement system more efficient and accountable, The Public procurement and Disposal of public Assets Authority (PPDA) is in final preparations to have public procurement go 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.
This was revealed by the PPDA Ag.Executive Director Mr. Benson Turamye during regular engagements with stakeholders in Kampala recently.
The roll out will be piloted in the selected Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs) .The system will be piloted in ten PDEs.these include;
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;