Punjab Chief Secretary Inaugurates e-Procurement System

November 20, 2023

e-Procurement System, developed by PITB in collaboration with the Federal and Provincial Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) Boards, has been inaugurated by the Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman in a ceremony held at ASTP.

The e-Procurement System has been introduced by the Government of Punjab across all provincial departments to streamline the public procurement process. The initiative reflects the vision and relentless efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi and Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman. The ceremony, presided over by Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, was attended by key officials and stakeholders including SMBR Nabeel Javaid, Additional Chief Secretary Ahmed Raza Sarwar, Planning & Development Secretary Mazhar Sial, PPRA Punjab MD Waqar Azim, PITB Chairman Faisal Yousaf and DG e-Governance Sajid Latif

The e-Procurement System incorporates modern techniques to make government procurement secure and efficient. Under the system, vendors from anywhere in the world can submit their bids online, making the procurement process more accessible and convenient. The training for the system has been provided to 43 offices across Punjab, including the Southern Punjab Secretariat and the e-FOAS team.

The successful launch of the e-Procurement System marks a significant milestone in the government's efforts to enhance transparency and efficiency in procurement processes. The system is expected to revolutionize government procurement and contribute to the overall progress of Punjab.