The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has phased out all procurement transactions done on paper after switching to Electronic Government procurement system (E-GP) or online procurement.
While addressing service providers in Entebbe , CAA’s managing director, Dr. David Mpango Kakuba, said the move is intended to enhance service provision and to build lasting and mutual beneficial relations.
On the issue of cybercrime as regard to hacking the E-government procurement system, Dr. Kakuba, said CAA has put up a robust risk management department to minimise cyber attackers and to mitigate cyber-crimes.
Florence Nakyeyune, a manager at the Public Procurement Disposal Authority (PPDA), said the E-government procurement system will be officially rolled out in the country on 1, July, 2019 and it will apply to both local and international companies engaged in service provision.
Nakyeyune said that 60 % of Uganda’s money is spent on buying commodities to use, and therefore the new electronic government system is going to help them in the procurement process in line with public procurement regulations.
Ayub Sooma, the chairperson contracts committee at CAA as well as the director for airports and aviation
security, tasked companies registered by foreigners to put into consideration local content by putting a Ugandan on board such that he/she can share part of the dividends and profits than being sub-contractors.
Michael Mukasa, one of the service providers, expressed concern that the time this new e Procurement is going to be implemented is not enough and that there is need to sensitise service providers on how
to use this new innovation.