Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

“From 1 September 2018, ministries, non-governmental public enterprises and public institutions will have to go through the public online purchase system (TUNEPS) or” Tunisian e-procurement system”, for the conclusion of their procurement, “said Sonia Ben Salem, Director of the Electronic Procurement System (TUNEPS).

Speaking on Tuesday at the World Conference on “The Future of Public Procurement in the Era of Digitisation”, held from June 18 to 20, 2018 in Tunis, the official said that the generalisation of the TUNEPS platform aims to guarantee the principle of transparency by strengthening the mechanisms to combat the phenomenon of corruption.

It aims to improve the efficiency of the operation of public procurement through the development of means of action and the modernisation of the Tunisian administration, she explained

1, 975 suppliers and 314 public buyers have already joined the TUNEPS system, said Ben Salem, adding that this week, a new technique will be introduced to allow this system to be accessible via all search engines Internet (browers, Google chrome, Internet explorer).

The World Conference on “The Future of Public Procurement in the Age of Digitalisation, Opportunities for Efficiency, Transparency and SME Participation” is organised by the Tunisian Government, in collaboration with the Government Procurement Department, Markets, Global Practice Governance of the MENA region, stemming from the World Bank Group

This event, which aims to provide a South / South exchange platform, brings together representatives of countries with advanced online procurement systems promoting the active participation of SMEs in government procurement and representatives of countries of the regions of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa.