introduces e-procurement system
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), for the first time in Sri Lanka, launched
a web based e-Procurement system facilitating complete automation
of the processes enabling ‘paperless’ transactions relating
to Procurement of material and services.
company said this latest initiative is aimed at increasing transparency,
reducing cost of doing business, reducing duplicity, bringing out
more efficient purchasing process and increasing the ability to
capture strategic information on procurement including purchasing
eTENDER website provides suppliers with up-to-date information they
need to provide quality goods at competitive bidding practices.
The eTENDER initiative provides a vehicle to deliver more focused
governance over the procurement system, thereby leading to improved
quality of service. Implementation will also benefit both SLT and
eTENDER system will increase the exposure in open tenders to the
whole world and the system will enhance the competitive bidding
practices adopted by SLT which at present have limited access by
local suppliers for most of the goods. Furthermore, prospective
tenderers can download the tender document free of charge within
a few minutes after publishing in the website, thereby reducing
the actual process to minutes. In global tenders, the tender document
can be downloaded by the foreign principle within few minutes after
notification.Restricted tenders can be downloaded using the username
and password provided to each registered supplier.
the manual system will continue and initially, suppliers have a
choice between the manual system and electronic tendering system.
eTENDER can be accessed via http://www.slt.lk. eProcurement system
is not limited to eTENDER but has all the other in-house components
like Material requirement Planning, making Purchase request online,
electronic LC, automated custom clearing (being implemented) and
single point of contact. To facilitate the eProcurement system SLT
implemented electronic Documentary management system (eDMS) where
documents related to procurement are generated, distributed, authorized,
approved and archived electronically, the company said.