An Assessment on e-Procurement System in the Implementation of Development Projects: A Case Study on Roads and Highways Division of Bangladesh

Researcher Name/Project Director/Author: Md. Abdur Rashid Reg: 100401180063 Session: 2017-2018

Publish Status:  Completed

Research For:  CHSR

Date:  24-Dec-2023

Year:  2023

Supervisor Name/Project Supervisor:  Mohammad Shorif Uddin, PhD Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering Jahangirnagar University Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh


Under the legislative direction of PPA-2006 and PPR-2008, Bangladesh's public procurement system has been traditional, i.e., a manual tendering method. Public procurement organizations have long faced issues when using manual tendering. The Government of

Bangladesh launched the e-Procurement system under the e-GP guidelines in 2011 to address this issue and make the dream of a Digital Bangladesh a reality. Following the successful pilot testing under the flagship of CPTU, all public PEs are attempting to implement e-Procurement tendering. This study aims to look at the important characteristics of effective e-Procurement system execution in Bangladesh to meet the indicators of the 7th FYP and achieve SDG targets 12 and 16. Another goal is to identify e-procurement implementation

issues, compare e-tendering system efficiency, and build an efficient e-procurement implementation assessment model. To collect data from 11 zones of RHD as a population, mixed methodologies, focus group discussions, interviews, and predominantly survey questionnaires were employed. The study employed SPSS software to create a multiple linear regression model and test hypotheses to develop an assessment model of e-Procurement implementation in RHD. In terms of time, cost, and process contexts, the outcomes showed that e-Procurement tendering was more efficient than manual tendering. A total of eight hypotheses were tested. All hypotheses were accepted, and the proposed model was fit. The study's findings will help academicians, students, practitioners, and researchers. Furthermore,the government will improve the efficiency of policies such as the PPA 2006, PPR 2008, andthe e-GP Guideline 2011. The study's novel contribution is developing a theoretical design for the e-procurement implementation assessment model.

Keywords: e-GP guideline 2011, Update policy, Mixed methods, e-Procurement assessment

model, Hypothesis test.










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