All ministries will publish tenders online in a move aimed at streamlining the tendering processes among government owned entities. The Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will from Tuesday be required to upload tenders on the IFMIS Tender Portal.
The move is expected to enable private sector companies seeking to do business with Government easily access tenders by MDAs. Currently all MDAs are using different components of the IFMIS system, including e-procurement.
The National Treasury is currently in the process of rolling out e-procurement system to state corporations, in its bid to improve public finance management across all government. “Beginning Tuesday we expect to see tender information for all ministries, departments and Government agencies,” said Jerome Ochieng Director IFMIS.
He spoke when the National Treasury today trained over 200 procurement, finance and ICT officers from across all MDAs on the use of the IFMIS Tender Portal. This is aimed at equipping the officers as the Government moves towards fully implementing the IFMIS e-procurement system in the National Government.
The requirement for MDAs to upload tenders on the IFMIS Tender Portal is backed by the Executive Order No. 6 by President Uhuru Kenyatta directing the immediate end to end use of the e-procurement system within the MDAs and all state corporations.
“When the tenders are uploaded on the tender Portal, it will remain on the Portal for as long as the tender is open thus the opportunity can reach our target groups of women, youth and people with disabilities,” said Maurice Juma Director General PPOA. “Key in transforming procurement is using information management technology in conducting Business.”
The tender portal will enable publishing of tenders online by the procuring entity for supplies to view all tender announcements. The training which was facilitated by the IFMIS Department is expected to provide accurate information to the public in regards to tenders that exceed five million.