In a move to increase efficiency and keep with modern trends, the Botswana Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) has launched the Integrated Procurement Management System (IPMS) which is also part of its 2008-2013 strategy.
The IPMS will also help contractors access tenders via email alerts, download tender them and submit them online remotely.
Bridget Poppy John, Executive Director in charge of supplies said: “The project is expected to improve transparency and efficiency in public procurement and asset disposal. In addition, IPMS will enable the board to avail its services by providing access to procuring entities and the bidding community outside the confines of PPADB offices in Gaborone.”
Poppy John added that the Board knew how inconveniencing it was as the services weren’t yet online and people had to go to offices in person but the IPMS to be implemented in two phases (phase 1 for contractor registration module while phase 2 for ITT vetting, E-Binding, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution and Capacity Building) will save costs and time.
The IPMS system will also cut registration fees, curb corruption and cut administrative costs.