Abuja - Local firm, Bolfyng Limited, has partnered with Canadian-based technology company, Biddingo, to launch an online bidding platform that officials believe will boost electronic tendering in Nigeria.
In an interview, Kehinde Kassim, the director of Bolfyng, said the e-bidding platform would ensure transparency in bidding for local projects.
Kassim said his company's technical partner, was a leading world provider of e-purchasing, e-tendering and e-bidding solutions.
“Our partner Biddingo has transformed many organizations, municipals, state and federal government purchasing unit in Canada and United States to an e-purchasing platform. The e-tendering solution will help transform procurement units to electronic tendering units thus promoting transparency, fairness and openness in bid posting and awarding, as stipulated by Section 2 of the Procurement Act.”
He said the Canadian firm’s services included: online bid and tender creation, posting and publishing by procurement team within minutes, cheaper advertising, and instant notification on bid posted for suppliers, daily and auto count down on bids closing date among others.
With the technology, he said procurement team could be directly connected to suppliers as well as suppliers worldwide.
Kassim said electronic tendering was backed by Section 40 of the Nigerian procurement Act of 2007.
In Canada, Biddingo provides an online portal that connects consumers to suppliers providing various goods and services from the provincial, municipal, education, housing and healthcare among others.
– CAJ News