The Karnataka Government is planning to implement a common e-procurement system to ensure procurement transparency in the department.
The e-procurement platform will help the Government announce online tenders, online bidding, empanelment of suppliers and contractors, contract management, and other rules and regulations. The Government has already signed an agreement with HP India to set up the unified e-procurement platform. In the initial phase, the project will be implemented in six departments where there is a high volume of procurement. These departments are: Social Welfare Department; Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project (K-SHIP) of the Public Works Department; Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd. of the Water Resources Department; KPTCL, Energy Department; Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) of the Education Department and Karnataka Drugs Logistics and Warehousing Society (KDLWS), and Health and Family Welfare Department. Karnataka will become the first State to introduce e-procurement in the government sector.