Title: Electronic government procurement: a legal perspective on the Indian situation
Author: Sandeep Verma
Address: Collector and District Magistrate Sirohi District, Rajasthan 307001, India
Journal: Electronic Government, an Int. J., 2004 Vol.1, No.3, pp.328 - 334
Abstract: Electronic procurement by public entities promises to enhance efficiency and transparency in utilisation of funds. While the private sector has been using these techniques for a number of years, many governments are now beginning to grant legal validity to electronic contracts and also to implement e-procurement initiatives themselves. This paper analyses the status of electronic government procurement in India from a legal perspective, and suggests a forward course of action in this regard incorporating the changes required in the existing procurement laws and systems.
Keywords: electronic governance; electronic procurement law; information technology law; India; e-procurement; e-government; electronic government.