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MP, Chattisgarh (India) initiate e-Procurement project in their departments

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In India, the states, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chattisgarh are setting up e-Procurement programme across all their departments and officials.

MP and Chattisgarh are setting up e-Governance plan in all their departments. Nextenders as well as Wipro has bagged the order from both states. Nextenders would be part of e-Procurement process in MP for five years and three months, while for five years and six months in Chattisgarh. MP has already issued a cabinet order for e-Procurement process. According to Anurag Srivastava, IT secretary, MP states, didital signatures would be used for on-line forms and information would be encrypted. Madhya Pradesh Society will carry electronic tendering to promote IT in the state. Nextenders will use the three tier architecture on Microsoft for the projects and for database SQL. e-Procurement process would run on servers. MP will have its data centre and disaster recovery centre in Mumbai by next month. NetMagic will manage both the centres. The company has selected VSNL and Airtel for providing bandwidth in MP. The cost of each project is around INR 4 crore.  Recently, the company has tied up with Wipro to provide front end and back end support. All government departments of Chattisgarh are involved in e-Tendering process at an independent level. Later on, all these departments would be integrated into e-Procurement. In MP, BHEL and Antares were the other bidders for the project, and C1India and Tenderciti were the other bidders in Chhatisgrah. Nextenders is also doing e-Procurement for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the public works department in Assam.

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