(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 – PIB “Topic:E-Procurement System For Transparent Governance”

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Gist of Press Information
Bureau Articles

Topic: E-Procurement System For
Transparent Governance

Q. What is GePNIC?

  • NIC has developed a generic e-Procurement solution called
    GePNIC (Government e- Procurement system from NIC) which can easily be
    adopted by the government organizations for all kinds of procurement
    activities such as Goods, Services and Works.

  • The main functionalities covered under GePNIC are –
    Registration of Government officials under different roles; Registration of
    Bidders; Tender Creation (Multiple Covers) and Publishing; Publishing of
    Corrigendum and decisions of Pre-bid meeting; Online Bid submission by the
    Bidders; Online Tender opening and decryption of Bids at various stages;
    Evaluation of Tenders; and Award of Contract.

  • The GePNIC system has strong in-built security features
    including two-factor Authentication with Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs)
    as per IT Act, usage of Secured Socket Layer (SSL), Role-based User Access
    and Bid-encryption at client-end using PKI technologies. The GePNIC system
    has been security audited by STQC and other third party agencies.

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