goPRS eGP is a project for developing an electronic government procurement system that will be hosted by the regulatory authority and will be used by registered procuring entities and vendors. Electronic government procurement (eGP) will refer to the conduct of procurement through ICT. goPRS eGP will increase the speed, transparency and accountability of procurement processes. It will improve efficiency and will promote effectiveness from the very beginning to the end of the procurement process.
eGP will provide comprehensive up-to-date data on expenditures and activities to be used as the basis for informed business decisions. eGP automatically will ensure compliance with procedural and substantive standards and will provide a simultaneous ready-for-audit record of all purchasing.
goPRS eGP will identify deviations and patterns of activities that indicate risks of fraud and corruption and will decrease opportunities for collusion by reducing the number of human contacts. At the same time, goPRS eGP will be sufficiently flexible to allow healthy innovation by both suppliers and procuring entities within the restrictions of the law.
goPRS eGP will provide access to all information required by law to be disclosed to the public and registered suppliers and contractors, as well as useful information on standards and procedures, current procurement processes undertaken by different government agencies, and lists of suppliers, contractors, and consultants registered with the regulatory agency. eGP will provide the means for wide spread introduction of standard bidding documents including standard forms of contracts to establish uniformity in the bidding process. goPRS eGP will be an advertising space for government agencies for requests of proposals, invitations for bids and requests for quotations.
The potential benefits of eGP will include:
- Transparency, participation and competition;
- Enhancement of administrative efficiency (time and costs);
- Process efficiencies;
- Support of integrity and prevention of corruption; and
- A more strategic approach to procurement.