THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tenders of Public Works Department will go online state-wide from Saturday. Union Minister K V Thomas will inaugurate the e-tendering process at Kochi.
Tender proceedings of all pre-qualification works under Roads and Bridges, Buildings and National Highways ARE going the e-way.
Publication of notification and submission of tender will be through www.etender.kerala.gov.in. Officials and contractors can log in to the portal through digital signature.
PWD Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju will preside over the inaugural function. Excise Minister K Babu will deliver the keynote address. The inaugural function will be held at Taj Gateway Hotel in Kochi. PWD is the first department to introduce e-procurement.
The programme is organised with the support of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Kerala State IT Mission. PWD had been organising workshops for contractors and officials regarding the proceedings of e-tendering.