I don’t know how many of us here know much about public procurement but I want to speak to those who are conversant with public procurement.
For those who don’t know: Public procurement is the process of bidding for a government job advertised on the tenders journal. There are several methods of bidding, there’s EOI (Expression of interest) which requires submitting a proposal and RFP (Request for proposal) which involves submitting a technical documentation alongside gateway documents and sometimes financial documentation.
Now that we are all up to speed, there are several private organisation in Nigeria who deal basically on public procurement and one crucial aspect of public procurement that always take time or cause delay in submission is putting together the documentation. The requirements from an MDA (Ministry, Department or Agency) vary, they are also in different order but always involve your organisation’s gateway document (PENCOM, ITF, NSITF, CAC, BPP etc).
Automation is one of the driving factors that enables efficiency and consistency and I believe automating the process of generating a tender document will improve the efficiency of companies when bidding. I have developed a platform that would help organisations prepare a documentation within 30 minutes with orderly arrangement, table of content, design, inclusion of logos, company profile, gateway documents and also enables collaboration between work groups or staff on a particular document. For example, staff A is working on company profile, staff B is working on consultant’s experience, staff C & D will work on curriculum vitae’s of staff, staff F is working on financials etc all collaborating on one document and when the work is done the document can easily be exported or printed.
This platform can also be used as a repository to save previous jobs, duplicate jobs, revisit previous submission and refer to previous submission all in the cloud.
I am bringing this idea here as a survey to find out the realities of using a platform like this. Will your organisation want to use something like this? and will your organisation be willing to pay to use a platform like this?
Thanks for reading.