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Public Procurement Regulatory Authority-Pakistan and Abacus Consulting (Pvt.) Limited (a leading technology and consulting firm) signed a contract agreement on 8th April 2021, for “Designing, Development, Installation, and Commissioning of e-Procurement (e-Pak Acquisition & Disposal System (EPADS)”. The project is of national importance and significance, and through the development of such a robust System, PPRA intends to fully automate the public procurement processes in Pakistan, by reducing human intervention to the maximum extent possible. The web-based bespoke EPADS will encompass a complete procurement cycle, from procurement planning to the close of the contract.
Current Managing Director PPRA, Mr. Rizwan Malik, utilizing his dynamic leadership qualities enhanced the pace of the project, through effective coordination with the World Bank and various Ministries/Divisions, and played a vital role in achieving essential milestones. Engineer Muhammad Zubair, Director General (M&E)-PPRA, who is leading the project as an Executive Director, envisioned, conceptualized, and curated the whole project under the visionary leadership of Dr. Fida Muhammad Wazir, former Managing Director PPRA, and with the constant active contribution of Mr. Ali Temoor, Director Coordination & Establishment PPRA, Dr. Asim Jaleel Deputy Director (M&E) PPRA and Mr. Muhammad Khurshid Deputy Director (Legal) PPRA.
The contract signing ceremony was held at Serena Hotel Islamabad. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, Mr. Farukh Bashir Director General (HR), on behalf of PPRA Management, welcomed all the participants and distinguished guests including Mr. Faizan Mansour, Chairman Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA). While addressing the audience, he shared that Director General (M&E) along with his team, preferred to develop the complete documentation of the whole project rather than outsourcing it, saving millions of rupees of the public exchequer.