Number of Authorised Officers for Evaluation/ Opening e-Tender

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 2592-F(Y) Date: 27.04.2017


Sub: e-Tender: Selection of numbers of authorised officers

Of late it is being observed that the State Government offices are facing difficulties in processing e-Tenders due to transfer, retirement, etc. of one or more of the members of the Tender Committee of the Departments/ offices. The problem arises due to technical restriction in the e-Procurement portal which allows only the officers who uploaded the e-tender to evaluate/open that particular tender. If due to any reason an officer ceases to be in the post due to transfer, retirement, etc. after an e-tender was floated, the new officer in spite of having joined the post and having a DSC, is not able to take part in the tender evaluation process of the e-tender already uploaded as a result of which the tender process gets stalled.

In order to minimize such interruptions in the tender evaluation process due to non availability of any officer on the date of opening of an e-tender, all Tender Committees are hereby advised to upload the e-tender document by using 3 or 4 members DSC by selecting either (a) 2 of 4 or (b) 2 of 3 out of the options available in the e-Procurement portal.

However, the officer who has joined in place of any existing member shall be required to sign on the physical papers wherever required as newly inducted member of tender committee.

Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 2592-F dated 27.04.2017, Source