Title

Automation of tender management in procurement process at public sector organizations

Author

Zohaib Ahmad

Degree

Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award

Spring 2018

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Keywords

Public Sector Organization | Public finance accounting | Tender Management

Executive Summary

The purpose of this project is to study and evaluate effectiveness of automation in the bidding and awarding of "Tendering process" in Public Sector Organizations that in returns bring openness, transparency, time efficiency and cost effectiveness. And the challenges with their possible solutions in implementation of e-tendering process in the public sector organizations in Pakistan. Public procurement is an important part of economic activity of a country and it represents 15- 20% or more in most countr.es GDP. Public procurement in one form or other accounts for 70% of government expenditure in developing countries. Introduction of Information and Communication Technology (lCT) opens new doors for organizations around the world. The introduction of information technology has exponentially increased the competition among the organizations and professions. With the introduction of information technology many developed/developing countries and their organization (both public and private) have adopted new business process and governance process. Results obtained from data analysis clearly stated that employing electronic tendering process in public sector organizations can take various advantages such as reducing time and efforts, inculcation of transparency in the process of selection and evaluation of supplier, help to reduce use of papers, ease of maintaining, tracking and retrieval of records and ensure value for money. The identified challenges are financial constraints, inadequate infrastructure, lack of awareness, dearth of skilled human resources, resistance of change, organizational issues, Leadership and political crises, technology and Information/data security issues. Solutions and recommendations of the identified challenges are discussed In the conclusion and recommendation sections of this report.

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