Department of Information Technology, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh has adopted the e-tendering System using online platform in 2006. The Project being a BOT Project implemented as "No Cost to GoMP" commenced through MP Government Order No. F3-3/2004/56 dated 07th Sept 2006.
In this context MAP_IT was declared the Nodal agency and the implementation partners in this project were consortium of Wipro and NexTenders for a period of 5 years. The MSA was signed on 16th Nov 2006 and it came into force from 25th Mar 2007 when PWD floated their first online tender. The initiative has proved that transparency; fairness and equal opportunity to private entrepreneurs who bid for Govt. Contracts, sell products or expertise to Govt. agencies will evolve a competitive market and contribute significantly to a vibrant economy.
Further, Government of Madhya Pradesh through an order No. F/3-3/2004/56 dated 24.04.2012 appointed MPSEDC, a corporation under the Department of Information Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh, as the Nodal Agency for MP e-procurement project and was assigned the task to take the project forward by identifying a new service provider for the project, once the arrangement with current service provider comes to an end including the extended timelines.
After a transparent tender route, MPSEDC has selected M/s Tata Consultancy Services with Antares Systems Ltd as the new Implementation Agency for end-to-end e-Procurement solutions which would be much more comprehensive than e-tendering. The agreement with TCS & Antares has signed on 31.01.2013. The New Service Provider would undertake the Customisation, Integration, Implementation and Maintenance of Single, Unitary, Web Based e-Procurement Software (Portal) with all the specified modules that includes:
- Centralized Supplier Management System
- Indenting Management.
- Contract Management
- Catalogue Management
- SMS Gateway
- Management Information System (MIS) & Accounting.
The system of e-Procurement is implemented on a Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) mode. The selected Service Provider would undertake the activities of Data migration from the existing e-tendering application to the new system. Further, the entire activities like e-procurement solution, necessary hardware, maintenance, operations, payment gateway integration, ongoing training to user departments & bidders would be undertaken by the Service Provider along with Helpdesk services on a 8AM to 10PM on all days to assist Government users and contractors in using the e-Procurement system.
The e-Procurement solution can be utilized by all GoMP departments including, local bodies, Agencies, PSU's, Corporations, Universities and municipal corporations along with their vendors. Co-operative sectors, World Bank funded projects, centrally sponsored schemes, and other authorities can also use this solution.