During phase one of the program's rollout, the bids are being posted to the eSolutions website, but submissions will still be done via paper bids
All paper bids
will be invalidated after July 1, 2015, Director of the Public Procurement Department under the Ministry of Finance Ulan Danikeyev said on May 15 at the press conference.
"Our contractors that routinely submit bids have found that Internet bidding eliminates the need to bring staff and materials to a central location to receive quotes and submit paper bids
. For DOTs, obtaining electronic bids via Internet eliminates the time and effort to hand-enter the information into our letting systems.
This would not have been a problem in the takeover boom of 2000, when paper bids
of the type Morrison has mooted were the order of the day, and there was almost no limit to what you could buy with your own equity.
Many UN agencies place tender details on their sites, even if paper bids
are often required.
"There will be no more paper bids
. All tenders will have to be registered online," said senior official Khalifa Saffin.
, using a form available on the same website, will be accepted at the fleet services office until 3 p.m.