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Instituting e-Government Procurement in Nepal

Publication | June 2016
Instituting e-Government Procurement in Nepal

e-Government procurement (e-GP) enhances transparency and compliance, increases performance and quality, and furthers economic development. With ADB in 2013, Nepal launched ambitious and transformational reforms to develop its e-GP system.

The new e-GP system of Nepal eases the access of national and international bidders to procurement opportunities; reduces turnaround time across the public procurement cycle and improves process efficiency overall; facilitates regulatory compliance and effective auditing; increases transparency and minimizes collusion and intimidation; helps verify and monitor bid capacity from centralized supplier/contractor/consultant profiles; and promotes monitoring, analysis, and effective decision making from aggregated procurement information.

Highlights

  • The use of electronic methods for government procurement enhances transparency, compliance, and quality and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of public administration, which is a critical driver of economic development.
  • In 2012, the Government of Nepal and ADB in association with the Government of the United Kingdom and the European Union partnered to fully digitize the country's public procurement system under the ADB-supported Strengthening Public Management Program.
  • In December 2015, the Public Procurement Monitoring Office in the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of the Government of Nepal approved the rollout of a comprehensive national e-GP system.