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The Arusha District Commissioner has highlighted the need of all procuring entities to get connected soonest to the national e-procurement system and to use it in their procurement dealings, TPJ has learnt.

Speaking during the opening of training on the application of Tanzania National e-Procurement System (Taneps) to procurement and information technology public officials in the city, Mr. Gabriel Daqqaro  praised the advent of the system administered by PPRA, saying  he believed it would  help alleviate complaints against corruption, cost and time spent on public procurement processes.

“Taneps will increase competition, transparency and fairness in the procurement processes and only eligible and qualified bidders will be able to win tenders, hence ensuring attainment of value for money in the projects implemented,” the DC said.

Mr. Daqqaro went on to urge public procurement stakeholders to give the necessary cooperation in order to make the system work.

Speaking earlier on, PPRA Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Leonard Kapongo, urged procuring entities to ensure that their procurement and IT staff attend training to enable them get acquainted with the new system to aid efficiency in its use.

“Application of Taneps is the requirement of procurement law and the Government has directed that all procuring entities use the electronic system beginning this financial year, “Eng. Kapongo said, adding that PEs will be connected to the system immediately after their staff have been trained so that they start uploading their annual procurement plans in the system.

Over 170 participants from about 70 PEs attended the training which PPRA has been offering since early August 2019 in Arusha.

Stakeholders are encouraged to visit the PPRA website (www.ppra.go.tz) or Taneps website (www.taneps.go.tz) for information about the training and the system.

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