There will be a meeting of all nine Development Authorities on 22nd June 2010 at 12 noon. We issued the formal notice yesterday. In the meeting, NIC will make a presentation on e-Procurement software used now by another department. Thereafter we'll formally request them to tailor the software to the requirements of all authorities.
The beauty of the software is that not only tender notices are available on the web and forms can be downloaded, but bids can also be submitted online from anywhere. Issues like last time/date of bid submission, secure and transparent opening of bids etc are all taken care of through digital signatures and PKI.