The 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 the 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 in providing e-tendering solution and departments can choose from either of the two. The two service providers are NIC and M/s Sify – NexTenders.
As on 31st December, 10898 tenders have been published across Maharashtra through e-tendering solution. The breakups of these figures are as follows: