This guidance note explains how ADB encourages the use of electronic procurement (e-procurement) in different stages of the procurement process. It describes the benefits of e-procurement and the tools ADB uses in assessing systems, suggesting possible approaches to its implementation. E-procurement is a powerful tool that promotes good governance, transparency, value for money, audit trails, and the broadest possible access to suppliers. Key to successful implementation of e-procurement is flexibility. The implementation of an e-procurement system should be part of a change management strategy that must be developed and implemented, and high-level sponsorship and oversight is essential.
Video: What is E-Procurement?
- Use of E-Procurement in ADB-Financed Projects
- Planning for E-Procurement
- Phased Investment
- Developing an E-Procurement System
- Appendix: Risks in E-Bidding and Remedial Measures
- 978-92-9261-256-6 (print)
- 978-92-9261-257-3 (electronic)