The aim of this course is to familiarize the learners with the concept of public procurement. After going through this course learners will understand more about public procurement, how public procurement works, the aims of public procurement, various methods used in public procurement, principles of public procurement etc. Also, this course talks about the limitations of public procurement method and how to overcome it with the help of an electronic procurement system (e-GP).

e-GP Platform is a web-based, collaborative system to facilitate the full lifecycle of a tendering process, for both buyers and suppliers. It offers a secure, interactive, dynamic environment for procurements of any nature, complexity or value, enforcing (where appropriate) and encouraging recognised best practices.

e-GP Platform supports the process of procuring works, services and supplies electronically. Different public procurement procedures are supported for both one-off or repetitive purchases through several dedicated sub-modules providing facilities for user registration, tender notification, bid preparation and submission, online bid evaluation, contract awarding, creation and management of catalogue-based information, placement of electronic purchase orders, electronic Invoicing and order tracking.