The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) organized an 8-Week intensive training on the electronic procurement system in the Ashanti Region.
In a closing ceremony held at the Miklin Hotel on 29th April 2022, the Deputy CEO of PPA, Mr. Kwame Prempeh said the Ghana Electronic Procurement System (GHANEPS) provides an effective and efficient way of improving procurement while saving taxpayers money, more crucial as government faces increasing spending pressures.
He also stated that the use of online services for procurement activities gives wider participation of service providers leading to increased competition. It also saves businesses time by speeding up order to delivery times and is a more sustainable way of doing business for government.
“Transparency is ensured as evaluation and award process are conducted online with minimum human intervention. Information made available online by the e-procurement process enables interested parties such as civil societies, suppliers, contractors etc, to instantly access information associated with each tender and award process.” Mr. Prempeh stated
GHANEPS is integrated with several other Government systems for efficient procurement workflow. It is Connected to the system of the Register General’s department which helps retrieve the details of all service providers when they register with PPA. It is also connected to the systems of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Social Security and National Insurance Trust to check the eligibility of companies partaking in public tenders in respect of their compliance on payment of taxes and social security for their employees. It is also linked to the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) to pass on information for ease and swift payment for Entities that are on GIFMIS.
GHANEPS trainings have been ongoing since November 2019. Over 150 training sessions have been provided to over 400 Public Institutions and 75 sessions to Service providers (suppliers, consultants, and contractors). Over 2,200 Procurement officers and 2,400 management and other staff members of these institutions have been trained. Over 2200 Service providers have also been trained.