Government of Maharashtra adopted e-Tendering in 2010 by issuing GR dated 06 Aug 2010. Through this GR, from 1st December 2010, e-Tendering was made mandatory to all state departments and government agencies, for tenders whose estimated value is greater than ₹50 lakhs.

Through e-tendering, the complete tendering process; from issuance of RFP to receiving and submitting tender-related information is done online. This enables departments to be more efficient as paper-based transactions are reduced or eliminated, facilitating for a more speedy exchange of information.

In Maharashtra, two services providers have been engaged for providing e-tendering solution and departments can choose from either of the two. The two service providers are: NIC and M/s Sify – NexTenders.

Screenshots of e-Tendering websites of Maharashtra URL:

As on 31st December, 10898 tenders have been published across Maharashtra through e-tendering solution. The breakups of these figures are as follows:

The state is in process of issuing GR / Policy which will make the e-Tendering mandatory for the Project / Purchases whose cost is ₹10 Lakhs and above.