E-procurement to minimize irregularities, overspending

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Quetta

Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (BPPRA) on Saturday launched E-procurement system in the province to help minimize irregularities.

Managing Director (BPPRA), Mujeeb ur Rehman said BPPRA has planned to digitize the procurement of all government departments to enhance the performance and efficiency and make the best use of the available resources in the province with the underlying objectives of “fairness, transparency, value for money, efficiency and economy for public procurement.”

Addressing the participants of the five-days training on E-Procurement, he highlighted that the procuring agencies of provincial government would be imparted training with the support of Governance and Policy Project (GPP) funded by World Bank.

The training would enable all officials utilize the budgets of their departments in most efficient, economical and transparent manner.

Talking about the implementation strategy, the MD said that both upstream and downstream preparations are underway and the amendment in the Act of 2009 has been submitted to the cabinet with the amendment of the rules to the law department.

Whereas the BPPRA trained staff is imparting trainings to the provincial government employees in an elaborated schedule of trainings modules.

E-Procurement would further enable government to make evidence based decisions and chalk out strategies by evaluating the digitized data of procurement both vertically and horizontally across all the departments, he added.—APP

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