The reports of alleged irregularities in e-tending of contracts worth Rs 3,000 crore came to light.
The alleged e-tendering scam involved manipulation of the e-procurement portal to change the bid price to ensure that tenders were awarded to select companies.
KNN India had time and again highlighted such stories on how some departments misuse e-tendering platform to benefit few selected companies.
There are some reports that talked about e-tendering process has its own discrepancies and problems.
While earlier the tender document had all the information required to file the tender, now with it going online, there are times when not all information is visible on portal easily, because of which many bids render disqualified, he had said.
Citing one of the cases in which he faced similar problem, the entrepreneur said that his firm applied for a tender following which the department issued a corrigendum about which he was not given any information, because of which his request wasn’t entertained.
Listing another concern, he said that despite the tendering process becoming digital, there is no standard program on which it runs.