TRANSPARENCY IN PROCUREMENT THROUGH e-COMMERCE, & LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS
Transparency in procurement in Industry, Govt., PSUs, OFB, Units and Formations within security constraints results in optimal management of resources, and adds to the effectiveness in leadership. It is important that we encourage our organisations to use e-Commerce tools in conjunction with the existing standard procedures to take advantage of the ICT till e-Commerce fully develops within guidelines issued by the Central Vigilance Commission, Govt. of India, and Departmental Instructions and Procedures laid down by various Ministries.
Presently our procurement, and local purchase systems suffer from the following major drawbacks:
Difficulty in finding the right vendors, especially if the Buyers are located in the remote areas.
Delay in publishing Tender Enquiries.
Complaints by the Vendors who do not get the Enquiry. Leads to re-processing and delays in procurement in many cases.
Delay in processing of the received papers manually.
'Clerical' errors associated in the process including in preparation of the Comparative Statements.
General 'gossip' associated with the procurement systems effects 'moral standing' of individuals involved in the process, and puts question marks on the 'ethics' code. This impacts leadership in organisations.
Existing procedures and systems are slow and inefficient, and do not deliver 'best value for the money' to the Buyers.
All these difficulties can be managed if our organisations, at various levels, resort to e-Procurement within the existing norms approved by their Corporate/HQ.
Organisations need to identify a suitable e-Procurement Portal which addresses their routine needs, and provides them up-dated database and an interactive environment driven by application software with the desired neutrality.It should be able to respond to their changing needs, and adapt the processes in the shortest time.
www.b2bSvipja.com / www.FreeMarketsDefence.com / www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com developed on our proprietary software is one such B2B-B2C-B2G Portal & e-Marketplace. It is a Community site, nationally and internationally recognised, facilitating e-Commerce.
Industry, Importers, Exporters, Military/Uniformed Organisations, Suppliers, Buyers, Agents, Consultants, Research Students, etc, could use this e-Marketplace to their advantage. The site has a focus on dual-use SMEs both in defence and civil segments.