Electronic procurement system will help fight corruption and increase competition – PPA Boss
Mr Mantey advised various heads of institutions to educate themselves on the new system and to seek advice from procurement experts to avoid breaking the law on public procurement, where the culprits could be imprisoned” up to five years or pay a fine of 2,500 units or both if you flout procurement”. rules.”
It carried out periodic monitoring and evaluation exercises to ensure compliance and challenges arising from the system.
The final phase of the training held at the Accra Digital Center hosted over 40 representatives from Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and City Assemblies.
It is expected that by 2023, all 53 government agencies listed for training under GHANEPS will use an electronic procurement system for the award of government contracts.
This training of key staff from the Regional Coordinating Councils and Assembly is already underway in all 16 regions.
GHANEPS (Ghana Electronic Procurement System) is a web-based collaborative system, developed in accordance with the requirements of public procurement laws, to facilitate public procurement processes in Ghana.
It offers a secure, interactive and dynamic environment for making purchases of any category, complexity or value.
GHANEPS supports the procurement of goods, works, advisory, non-advisory and asset disposal processes.
The system supports various public procurement procedures, including user registration, tender notification, bid preparation and submission, online bid evaluation, contract award, the creation and management of the catalog, the creation and management of framework agreements, auctions and payments.
System procedures will be implemented in accordance with the guidelines issued on the use of the system.
Phase 1 of the e-procurement system commenced with five (5) government agencies – Department of Feeder Roads, Ghana Cocoa Board, Ghana Health Service, Koforidua Technical University and Tema Metropolitan Assembly – with Phase II, covering all 34 ministries, public universities, metropolitan assemblies and some selected departments and agencies, which are expected to start at the end of June 2019.
The gradual roll-out is expected to continue until the end of 2020, during which all public entities will be required to use the e-procurement system for their procurement activities.