MCD set to make tendering process more transparent, efficient

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MCD set to make tendering process more transparent, efficient

Sunday, 16 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is set to make the tendering process more efficient and transparent by introducing GepNIC-PRICE software integration and an automated Post-Tendering module, officials said here on Saturday.

The integration of Project Information and Cost Estimation (PRICE) software application with GepNIC- a Government eProcurement System, which MCD Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti launched Friday, is set to minimize human interference and bring transparency in the tendering process of engineering and allied departments of MCD, they said. Additional Commissioner (Engg.) Tariq Thomas, Engineer-in-Chief K.P Singh, Engineer-in-Chief P. C. Meena, Director (IT) Sumit Kumar and other senior officials of MCD were present on the occasion.

The GepNIC integration module and Post tender module are being developed through joint efforts of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the IT department of MCD. The PRICE application has been customized and integrated with the e-tendering /GepNIC portal to achieve an end-to-end online process from estimate creation to tendering to the award of contract.

Earlier, tenders were called on the GepNIC/CPP portal by manually uploading the Notice Inviting Tender (NITs) and Bill of Quantities (BOQs). Now all the required details of the tender will be automatically transferred from PRICE software to GepNIC/CPP portal.

After finalisation of the bidder through the tendering process, all the details of the tender like the Bidder name, Bidder address, quoted BOQs and comparison of all bidders, can be transferred to PRICE Software for further processing of Post Tender activities and their approvals. A Letter of Award (LOA) can be generated online and provided to the finalised bidder.

The Pre-Tender process of Estimate creation and their approvals was already being done with the help of PRICE software by the MCD. Now the data of NITs and tender approvals will captured from PRICE to GepNIC and Vice versa.

PRICE Post-tender module comprises the preparation of Justification of Rates based on Local Market Rates, Negotiation permission if required, financial concurrence, Rate and Agency approval, Letter of Intent and Letter of Award.

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