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AP Set to launch E-procurement transactions

The Andhra Pradesh government is set to introduce of e-procurement transactions by the end of this month, which accounts for Rs 10,000 crore annually.
The state government would be launching e-procurement transactions of the five major departments effective January 29, marking yet another milestone in its e-governance practices. These five departments alone carry an annual e-procurement transaction of nearly Rs 2,000 crore.

Speaking to The Financial Express the sidelines of the ongoing second `IT Forum Conference’ here on Thursday, Mr Vivek Agarwal, chief operating officer and president of Commerce One India, said the company has readied with the software implementation in five major departments including RTC, medical and health, irrigation, information technology and road & buildings.

According to him, as per the agreement with the state government, the company has been asked to load with e-procurement software package for 150 government departments within three yeras’ time. “Another five departments would be enabled to take up e-procurement activities before March this year,” Mr Agarwal said.

The company has so far invested over Rs 5 crore during the last nine months since it entered into an agreement with the state government for providing software package, he said.

Commerce One would invest another Rs 5 crore in the next few months for connecting other departments, he added. Pilot transactions have been transacted in all the five departments.

Earlier, speaking on the occasion, state ICT secretary J Satyanarayana said the state government would replicate this module in all other departments soon.

Source: Efe Bureau