Today Monday 05th February 2018 at the Information Access Centre at Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Kampala, PPDA, the public procurement regulator, has unveiled the contracted vendor for the supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of the electronic Government Procurement (eGP) System in Uganda.
European Dynamics SA has been contracted as the vender of the system at a fee of 998,000 USD and has undertaken similar works in Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, and Cyprus.
The eGP project is funded by the World Bank through Regional Communication Infrastructure Program (RCIP) implemented by PPDA, NITA-U and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
eGP is an initiative of government to leverage ICT to ns will have to conduct all their procurement using this on-line system right from posting of bid notices, to uploading bid/tender documents and finally making payments to suppliers. At the same time, the private sector (for example suppliers / bidders) will also be required to post their responses through this on-line system.
Today marks the start of the system customization and configuration stage of eGP. Critical systems functionalities namely; system demonstration, requirements discussion, development of the training approach, meeting of the data centre team among others have been introduced to the pilot entities.
According to the Ag.Executive Director PPDA, Mr. Benson Turamye, eGP is to be piloted in promote efficiency, transparency and accountability in public procurement. EGovernment Procurement system (eGP) will be a web-based system that will support the full public procurement lifecycle. It will replace the current manual process of procurement used within public institutions (ministries, departments, agencies and local governments). This means that public institutioTen(10) selected Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs) come July 2018 .these include;
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Ministry of Water and Environment
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA)
Civil Aviation Authority(CAA)
National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U).
Public procurement and Disposal of public Assets Authority(PPDA)
National Social Security Fund(NSSF)
Jinja District Local Government