Maintaining a Contractors and Service Providers Database (CSPD)
In order to determine the appropriate procurement method, it is important to know the number of potential bidders. For example, is there a sufficient number to ensure adequate competition? Is the number of bidders so large that pre-qualification is warranted? As part of determining bidder eligibility, the existence and identity of the bidder must be verified. goPRS collects, validates and stores information on current and potential vendors and contractors and the persons and entities with which each is related. As an anti-corruption tool, the CSPD is instrumental in the early detection of risks such as conflicts of interest, phantom companies, collusion and bid-rigging.