Angola launches e-procurement portal

17 April 2018

The launch of Angola’s e-procurement portal, which until September 2019 will cover all budget units in the country, should allow an estimated reduction in public spending of 30%, said on Monday in Luanda the director of the National Public Procurement Service, Rosária Filipe.

The Secretary of State for the Budget, Aia-Eza e Silva, present at the launch session, said that “this portal will allow, above all, some control of costs and prices and some competition and efficient management in the acquisition of goods and services.”

The system available to national and foreign suppliers, launched by the Ministry of Finance through the National Public Procurement Service, has tools that allow competitors to access the necessary information and procedures to bid for public tenders.

During the pilot phase, suppliers can bid for tenders launched by the Ministry of Health and the National Directorates of Public Procurement and Assets, agencies attached to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministries of Construction and Public Works and Energy and Water to be included in the system, taking into account the number of purchases, Filipe said quoted by the Angop news agency.

The platform developed by technicians of the Public Finance and Information Technology Service (SETIC-FP) has a high degree of interaction with the Integrated System of Financial Management of the State (SIGFE), the Public Procurement Portal and the Supplier Portal. (macauhub)