PPCC takes further Steps to Modernize Public Procurement

MONROVIA – Liberia’s public procurement modernization effort is progressing from one stage to another, evidenced by the latest action at which vendors and interested stakeholders gathered in the conference room of PPCC on January 11, 2023, to witness or participate in the bid opening process for the Supply, Installation, Configuration, Deployment and Maintenance of an Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) System on Software as a Service (SAAS) Model.   

In October 2022 the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission, with funding from the World Bank, and through the Public Financial Management Reforms Institutional Strengthening Project (PFMRISP), published a tender notice, requesting eligible vendors to participate in the bidding process for the Supply, Installation, Configuration, Deployment and Maintenance of an Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) System for the Government of Liberia on Software as a Service (SAAS) Model.

The Chief Executive Officer of PPCC, Atty. Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo, assured the participating vendors and various stakeholders of the Commission’s commitment to ensuring a free, fair and transparent process.  She acknowledged the involvement and support of the World Bank and African Development Bank towards Liberia’s public procurement modernization efforts. 

Seven bids were received and opened on January 11, 2023 in the presence of bidder’s representatives, officials of the Project Management Unit (PMU) based in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, and some staff members of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission. The evaluation process is ongoing and the qualified vendor will be declared following the conclusion of the evaluation. 

The participating companies in the E-GP bidding process include Free Balance, Soft-Tech Consultant Ltd. Tanzania, in Joint Venture with Bob e procurement limited, India, Deloitte, Tenece Professional Services Ltd in joint venture Next Tenders, India and Ipray Solutions Liberia Ltd, European Dynamics, Luxemburg joint venture with European Dynamics, Greece, and Catalyst Business Solutions DMCC, UAE.

At the close of the ceremony, the bidders’ representatives who attended the opening process thanked the PPCC for conducting a smooth process characterized by high level of integrity.  They expressed delight and confidence in the process and assured PPCC of their commitment to develop a standardized e-Procurement system that will address many of the procurement challenges.

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