Bahrain Tender Board (BTB) has launched e-Tendering project to integrate all the ministries and business community to utilise a single e-Tendering system. It is expected that the project will be completed in six months.
The system will provide a single interface to the Government Purchasing Authorities, suppliers and the tender board and automate activities performed by the parties by integrating them on a single electronic network. Among the key benefits the system will bring to BTB is a reduction in the administrative cost and improved accuracy of orders. The project aims to manage ll tenders and government purchases online. The system will help in announcing bids, receiving documents, opening bids, and announcing tender awards. After the e-Tendering system goes online, the Board will encourage all Government Purchasing Authorities to use the system online as well as contractors and suppliers through a comprehensive training schedule. The e-Tendering system will enable the Tender Board to eliminate unnecessary overheads, and thus further speed up the tendering process.