Bangladeshi firm Dohatec New Media has provided second phase of electronic government procurement (e-GP) solution to Bhutan.
e-GP is a digital process to manage government’s purchase and sale of supplies, work, and services through networking systems.The local company also supplied the first phase of the solution and will be supplying the second phase to the neighboring country.
Bhutanese Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Tshering launched the second phase of automation service in Thimphu recently while National Properties Department Director General Kesang Demi made address of welcome.
Officials of Royal Government of Bhutan highlighted the benefits of electronic procurement system as well as challenges faced in this very important reform process, said a news release of Dohatec on Thursday.
Bhutan began the reformation system in government procurement in 2008 and DNM was awarded for developing the system for Bhutan government along with local venture New Edge Technologies in three phases in 2016.
Officials informed that the e-GP solution has almost all types of electronic procurement module in the systems. It also provides online bid opening and complete bid evaluation. Bhutan introduced the system in public procurement in administration first in 2017.
Dohatec is also engaged in electronic procurement system of Nepal and Bangladesh. The firm has developed the management information system (MIS) for public procurement that maintains 45 key indicators.Dohatec Chairman Luna Shamsuddoha gave an overview of the EGP system emphasising om the importance of public procurement automation for economy of developing countries.
Chief Procurement Officer Karma Wangdi appreciated the flexibility and rapid response to ever changing requirements from the developer Dohatec.