Tenders were being invited through newpapers, printed and sold through our
offices, submitted to our offices in two envelope system, opened by our
officers. Complaints were about some contractors not being able to purchase
from our offices, some contractors not being allowed to fill and submit the
tenders, contractors making a ‘RING’ as names of all purchasers of tenders
could be known through office. Office problems included – how many
tenders to be printed, opening of first envelope always to check qualification
with similar papers, no effective way of blacklisting a contractor.
To make tendering transparent, easy, ‘ring-free’; making possible for all
contractors to buy without having to come to office; registering contractors
for effective control like black listing; reducing time of processing a tender.
To implement internet tendering – on a PPP basis, with private party hosting
and maintaining a website – www.amctenders.com, registering all tenders –
giving them account no and passwords, making compulsory digital signature,
putting electronic payment gateway, allowing contractors to buy, fill and
submit tenders on internet, opening tenders on internet. Private party
charges 160 rupees extra from the contractor for every tender sold. Papers
required in envelope no 1 are taken at the time of registration.
1. As contractors are not coming to corporation to buy tenders, nobody
knows how many have been sold and who has purchased them. This
has made the system totally ‘RING-Free’.
2. There is no cost to the corporation as Private Party is making money
through charging for tenders sold.
3. All the ‘live’ tenders are available for all to see, history of all the
tenders filled is there for all to see always – great transparency.
4. All ‘fights’ as well as ‘interference’ stopped.
5. As information required for envelope 1 has already been checked,
opening of tenders on internet takes just a fraction of a second. System