On 29 May 2017, the Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) signed a contract with the Access to Information (a2i) project to develop the capacity of government officials in electronic tendering. The contract signing ceremony was held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tejgaon, Dhaka.
While e-tendering has been functional in the government procurement since 2011, most of the procuring entities (PE) in sub-district, district and divisional level are still not using this system. The system has been put in place to enhance efficiency and transparency in public procurement and therefore it is necessary for government officials to understand the process and know how to use the system.
Under this contract with a2i, IID will design the curriculum of the e-learning module to train the government officials. IID will also develop content – audio, video, animation, pictorial, and graphical–based on the designed curriculum. The developed contents will be available at Muktopath (an e-learning platform of the Government of Bangladesh) that can be accessed by PE officials anytime. Periodical assessments will be conducted to monitor learning progress, and at the end of the process, a certification will be rewarded. Content and knowledge created and gathered through this project will remain as open data for greater dissemination.