suppliers directed to become ePerolehan enabled
The Borneo Post - Tuesday, 21 January, 2003 A9
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LUMPUR: Government suppliers have been issued with a directive from the
Ministry of Finance to become ePerolehan enabled so that they do not risk
losing out on government related business opportunities.
a statement yesterday, Commerce Dot Com Sdn Bhd, the company responsible
together with the MoF for the development and implementation of the
national eprocurement system, ePerolehan, said the directive followed an
earlier announcement by the ministry requesting all government agencies
and procurement centres to only make purchases via suppliers registered
with the Ministry through ePerolehan.
Commenting on the directive, Commerce Dot Com's chief executive, Datuk Mohd Salleh Masduki said that while most suppliers faced unfamiliarity with information communication technology, measures would have to be taken to maintain and increase their competitive advantages in the rapidly evolving local and international markets.
provides a platform for our business communities to learn how to do
business online - initially with the government and in future with global
clients and customers. "Doing business online and leveraging on
the pervasive presence of the internet, small and large-scale businesses
have equal opportunity to gain competitive advantages," he said.
added that government suppliers conducting business via ePerolehan were
already reaping the benefits of doing business through the internet.
three modules, namely Supplier Registration, Central Contract and Direct
Purchase are already fully functional under the new electronic sales
channel and by the end of 2003 third quarter, suppliers would be able to
submit quotations, obtain tender documents and submit tender bids online
when the Quotation and Tender procurement modules come on line, said
Commerce Dot Com.