Press Release: E-Government Procurement Portal

Cook Islands Government is working with ADB to develop a new E-Government Procurement portal for the Cook Islands. The system will improve transparency and access to Government Contracts for supply and works for suppliers both in the Cook Islands and wider into other Pacific Island Countries. The Portal is now live, albeit that we are still testing its capabilities and features, and is being developed in Cook Islands, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu as well as being open development in other Pacific Island countries.

At this stage there are no plans to move 100% onto the Portal and so suppliers will still be free to submit bids manually or to our current electronic tender account via email, but we invite local suppliers and contractors to register in the system as soon as possible to take advantage of the benefits of the Portal. The benefits are:

  • Secure electronic expressions of interest, communication, and submission of tenders
  • Automatic notification of any request for supply and works tenders, and quotes, for any projects that are relevant to your business
  • Expansion of services you provide across the Pacific

The link for the supplier portal is: in-tendhost.co.uk/adbprocurementnetwork

For further information contact Russell Hynd on phone 29511 ext. 8307 or email russell.hynd@cookislands.gov.ck

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26 August 2016