Process evaluation of award of work contracts in a government department
by Sidhartha S. Padhi, Pratap K.J. Mohapatra
International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG), Vol. 2, No. 2/3, 2009

Abstract: Government departments in India predominantly procure products and services following a manual procedure. The process is lengthy and it takes three months or more to finally award a contract. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the improvements that are possible to derive by adopting e-procurement. The procurement system followed for the award of a works contract by the Rural Development Department of the Orissa Government is taken here as a case. Discrete-event simulation is used to evaluate the system improvement in terms of reduction in lead time, and the proportion of contracts awarded out of the requested work-orders.

Online publication date: Fri, 06-Nov-2009

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