A system that could reduce the long tedious processes that many businesses go through while filing bid documents has been created.
Star e-Solutions has developed an electronic procurement system dubbed e-PROCSYS, which automates the five phases of procurement process as specified by the Public Procurement and Disposal of public Assets (PPDA) Act 2003. The platform, which is expected to start working by the end of this year, is intended to speed-up procurement process.
"We are at the final testing stage of the full implementation of the system," Charles Magoye, the director of Star e-
If launched, the system could cut the number of days that a tender is advertised to when it is issued by more than a half. Currently, the manual process used by government spending units can be as long as 240 days, according to the
But with the e-PROCSYS, it would take about 90 days or less for a tender to be awarded, according to Longino Tisasirana, the former executive director at the
Businesses have lost money and time as a result of procurement delays. Earlier this year, David Luyimbazi, the director for Planning at
Government tenders that are subjected to international competitive bidding delay by an average of seven months from initiation to contract signing - taking 12 months instead of the ideal five months, according to PPDA.
"This is worsened at contract performance where only 48 per cent of government contracts are completed on time," said the
There are worries that the huge capital inflows that are needed to drive
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