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Challenges of Open Competitive Bidding

Submitted by : Satya Verma, Public Procurement Consultant

Achieving success in open competitive bidding is equally challenging to both, Procuring Entity and Bidders. Procuring Entity’s interest is to maximize competition, attract attention of all eligible and qualified bidders and being able to award contract for goods and services of desired quality at reasonable price and conclude decision within...

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - China’s Supply Chain Game Plan

Submitted by : Chirag Kalaria, Purchase Professional, AMUL (GCMMF)

China is known for “Ancient silk route” which was the first inter-continental route connecting East and West in 130 B.C. at the time of the Han Dynasty which has given a boost to ancient supply chain and logistics primarily by promoting trade along with the exchange of culture, knowledge and know-how between Europe and Asia for more than...

The Future of Skills Required in Public Procurement

Submitted by : Amit Sethi, Associate Vice President, EY LLP

Digital Technology is disrupting the Public Procurement Space in a drastic way. The question therefore arises as to what skills are required for a Public Procurement Professional to Survive in the Future. Most Public Procurement Professionals come from non IT backgrounds so how will they face the future ?. Will there be huge Job losses or with...

Industry 4.0: Basic Understanding and Readiness of India

Submitted by : Chirag Kalaria, Purchase Professional, AMUL (GCMMF)

Mankind has witnessed 3 industrial revolution between 17th to 20th century starting from first revolution in which machine operation from steam engine in power loom industry. Subsequently mankind has invented electricity which has changed the way of life and gave birth to assembly lines and mass production concept and give momentum to...

Transparency: What to Expect in Public Procurement

Submitted by : Felix Anton, Associate Director, Grant Thornton India LLP

Public Procurement spend in India has been in the range of 20-30% in recent years (WTO and OECD estimates). According to Ministry of Finance, the spend during 2012-2017 grew from INR 11,973 billion to INR 16,637 billion. In the same year i.e. 2017, Ministry of Finance issued the new General Financial Rules...

Global Procurement Summit 2019 (GPS 2019)

Submitted by : Dr. Gurbandini Kaur, All India Management Association

All India Management Association, in partnership with Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the World Bank organized the Global Procurement Summit 2019, on February 7-8, 2019 at New Delhi. The theme of the summit was Digital Disruption and Innovation: Future of Procurement. The summit brought together the global and regional procurement...

Role of Procurement Experts in Hiring of Consultancy Services

Submitted by : Vishal Chaudhary, Procurement Specialist

Contrary to Procurement of Goods, the Consultancy Services is a bit complex and requires much more attention, care and diligence, being intangible in nature. In procurement of Goods, it may be easier to define specifications and other allied details of goods and related services required. While in procurement of Consultancy Services, Terms of...

Use of IT for Monitoring Public Procurement in India

Submitted by : Amit Sethi, EY LLP

The days of Manual submission of bids in Public Procurement are numbered in India. In a process that started early in the year 2012-13 E Procurement has now more or less completely replaced Manual Procurement. But it dosen’t stop here as Information Technology is being increasingly used in Procurement Monitoring. Some key milestones stages at...