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Government launches Bidder Information Management System

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MoRTH) launched two IT initiatives: Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi & PFMS linkage aimed at expediting pre-construction processes relating to bidding and land acquisition respectively.
Government launches Bidder Information Management System

About the Bidder Information Management System (BIMS):

  • BIMS portal aims at streamlining process of pre-qualification of bidders for EPC Mode of contracts for National Highway works with enhanced transparency and objectivity.
  • It works as a data base of information about bidders, covering basic details, civil works experience, cash accruals and network, annual turnover etc.
  • It allows assessment of pre-qualification of bidders from data already stored in the portal to carry out technical evaluation at a much faster rate.
  • It will be used by all project implementation agencies of MoRTH for maintenance of technical information of civil works of contractors, concessionaires and for online technical evaluation of civil works bids.
  • BIMS portal will be operated in conjunction with Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) portal for invitation of bids for civil works for EPC mode.
  • It will help to significantly reduce the procurement time for projects through an objective and transparent online evaluation system thereby leading to accelerated project implementation.

About the Bhoomi Rashi portal:

  • Bhoomi Rashi portal has been developed by MoRTH and National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  • It comprises of the entire revenue data of the country, right down to 6.4 lakh villages.
  • It makes the entire process flow from submission of draft notification by State Government to its approval by Minister of State (MoS) for RT&H and publication in e-Gazettes online.
  • The portal has been created for expediting the process of publication of notifications for land acquisition.
  • It will be utilized for issuing notification.
  • It will play an instrumental role in reducing time taken for approval and publication of notifications pertaining to land acquisition.

PFMS linkage with Bhoomi Rashi:

  • The Bhoomi Rashi portal has been integrated with Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to facilitate payment related to compensation for land acquisition to all beneficiaries directly through Bhoomi Rashi system.
  • It will make payment of Compensation by MoRTH to beneficiaries in real time and without any parking of funds.
  • PFMS is a web-based online software application developed and implemented by Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA) to facilitate sound public financial management system for Central Government.
  • It provides various stakeholders with real time, reliable and meaningful management information system and an effective decision support system, as part of the Digital India initiative of Central Government.

Questions:

Q1. What does BIMS stand for?
a. Bidder Information Management System
b. Bidder Integrated Management System
c. Buyer Information Management System
d. Bidder Integrated Management System

Q2. Who has developed the Bhoomi Rashi portal?
a. MoRTH and National Information Centre (NIC)
b. MoRTH and National Informatics Centre (NIC)
c. MoRTH and Regional Informatics Centre (RIC)
d. MoRTH and Regional Informatiion Centre (RIC)
Government launches Bidder Information Management System Government launches Bidder Information Management System Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 08, 2018 Rating: 5

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