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The Knowledge Base of Innovative E-government Practices is a compilation of recent case studies of Innovative e-government solutions, services and applications. The Knowledge Base does not promote one solution over another, but rather highlights e-government practices that place the citizen in the forefront.


dgMarket: A Government Tender Information System
Institution: Development Gateway Foundation
Implementation Date: Jan 01, 2001
Summary: The Development Gateway Foundation has developed an e-procurement tool called dgMarket, a government tender information system available in 17 different languages. It serves as an electronic marketplace for government procurement information such as tender notices, contract awards and bidding documents.

One of the main objectives of dgMarket is to increase transparency and efficiency in government procurement in developing countries (totalling about $1 trillion per year, of which a one-per cent saving could amount to $10 billion) by providing a state-of-the-art procurement solution to interested government purchasing agencies. The system also aims to enable suppliers from developing and industrial countries to learn about government procurement opportunities that exist elsewhere.

This Web-based tool supports the procurement needs of developing countries by providing the following online: tender notices, revisions, clarifications and contract awards; bidding documents and/or other files; direct Web entry by purchasers across many different agencies; and work flow associated with differentiated user roles.
Impact: The benefits of dgMarket include the following:

• It enables countries or sub-national agencies to adopt quickly a state-of–the-art e-tendering system;

• It accelerates the cost savings from more transparent and efficient government contracting while saving governments or local private-sector partners 80-90 per cent of the initial costs of a state-of-the-art e-tendering system; and

• It enables suppliers from participating countries to obtain ready access to information about business opportunities from government tendering worldwide. These benefits accrue mostly to small and medium-sized enterprises in participating countries.
Source: Development Gateway Foundation
Project Home URL: http://www.developmentgateway.org
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