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The DGS&D, with headquarter at New Delhi, is headed by Director General. It functions as the executive arm of the Supply Division of the Department of Commerce for conclusion of Rate Contracts for common user items, procurement of stores, etc. With Headquarter at New Delhi, it has four Regional Supply Offices located at Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The functions of DGS&D are carried out through its functional wings and supporting service wings. The functional wings are the Supply Wing and the Quality Assurance wing. The supporting service wing includes Administration, Vigilance, Complaints and Public Relations, Planning and Co-ordination, Management Information Services, Litigation, Market Intelligence Cell, etc. The Supply Wing has commodity-wise Purchase Directorates such as Information Technology, Electrical Stores, Mechanical Engineering, Automobiles, Steel & Cement, Structural Engineering, Hardware, Workshop & Machine Tools, Wool & Leather, Paper & Paper products, Oil & Chemicals and Medical Stores. The handling of commodity-wise work facilitates maintenance of data bank on prices vendors, specifications, market trends, etc. At present, DGS&D deals with 167 valid R/C (Rate Contract) items. There are 20 Offices (10 Sub-centers) of Quality Assurance Wing (including Headquarters) spread all over the country. Supply wing and QA wing of DGS&D have their Headquarters at New Delhi with three regional supply offices and 10 Regional QA Directorates.
DGS&D e-Procurement Project
The DGS&D has developed a comprehensive e-procurement package encompassing every aspect of its procurement activity. Implemented through NIC by a customised web based application software, the package is nationally operated involving DGS&D Headquarter, its five zonal offices and twenty field offices. DGS&D’s e-Procurement Application is accessed by around 3,000 Central Government users through exclusive user IDs and passwords for online placement of Supply Orders against Rate Contracts. Packages have already been developed and implemented for Registration of Vendors, Store coding, Pre bid Meetings, Finalization of specifications (Technical Particulars), Issue of Tender Notice/Tender enquiry, Bid submission/Bid opening/Evaluation of Bids for common generalized items, Award of Rate Contracts, Supply Order, Inspection Notes, Dispatch Details by Vendors, Receipt Details by Consignees, Bill submission, etc. The Project has increased transparency, improved efficiency and instilled confidence among stake holders in the procurement processes and is expected to bring in significant savings to the exchequer by developing a fully net-worked environment where all the tendering and rate contracting work will be done online/electronically through a web enabled software.
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