E-tendering is mandatory from Rs. 1 Lakh

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
(FA/O/2M/169/13 (Pt)

No: 3103-F(Y) Date: 27th July, 2022

NOTIFICATION

Mandatory provision of e-tendering was included in Note-2 below Rule 47(8) of WBFR as amended vide notification No. 5400-F(Y) dated 25.06.2012 and base level of Rs. 50 lakh for mandatory E-tendering was brought down to Rs. 5 lakh vide notification No. 6932-F(Y) dated 29.08.2013. Now in the interest of furtherance of the benefit associated with e-tendering process in the public procurement and disposal, it has been decided that the base-level of Rs. 5 lakh for mandatory e-tendering process is reduced to Rs. 1 lakh.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the power conferred by Clause (3) of Article 166 of the Constitution of India, the Governor is pleased hereby to make the following amendments in Note-2 below the Rule 47(8) of WBFR Vol-I.

Note-2 below Rule 47(8)- “For tender value of Rs. 5 lakh and above, e-tendering through the centralized e-tender Portal [http://wbtenders.gov.in] is mandatory, in addition to publication in print media” is replaced with “For tender value of Rs. 1 lakh and above, e-tendering through the centralized e-tender Portal [http://wbtenders.gov.in] is mandatory, in addition to publication in print media”.

This order is applicable to all state Government offices and state Public Sector Undertakings/ Urban Local Bodies/ Rural Local Bodies/ Boards/ Councils/ Statutory Bodies/ Development Authorities etc. under the administrative control of the state Government Departments.

This order will take immediate effect.

Sd/- Manoj Pant
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

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