Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), India has launched the e-Tendering system as taking its initiative steps in the direction of e-Governance.
U D Choubey, CMD of GAIL has launched the e-Tendering system on February 13, 2007. he emphasised that e-Tendering tool will provide transparency to public. GAIL has already launched the e-Procurement of non-stock items in India. This platform will provide digitally signed tender and bid documents for user authentication and has facility for vendors to upload queries. The e-Procurement implementation through SAP-SRM is being carried out with IBM as the Implementation Partner and SAP giving Program Expert Consulting. The system for e-Tendering has been designed and developed on the SAP-SRM platform and is suitable to handle Single/Two envelope system for Limited/Open Tendering. The process also conforms to Contracts and Procurement (C&P) procedures and Government guidelines. The system also gives the facility for Time and Date Digital locking/ opening of electronic tender. The system enables on-line submission of Technical bids and Price bids in standard format.