Botswana implements e-bidding amid COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Tuesday, 02 Feb 2021

GABORONE, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Botswana has resorted to online e-bidding and contractor registration services due to increasing cases of COVID-19.

"We inform the public that due to increased cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to reduce the volume of traffic at the office, all contractor registration and e-bidding services would be provided online with immediate effect," said Charles Keikotlhae, Botswana's Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) spokesperson on Monday.

The e-bidding is the latest development for PPADB after kicking off online contractor registration applications last year to keep extreme social distancing.

Meanwhile, PPADB is also developing a "blended learning" approach for capacity building of entrepreneurs, as another mode of delivering the training in the long term, to minimize physical contacts between learners and facilitators.

Botswana's COVID-19 positive cases have been on a rise, raising alarm for both authorities and the private sectors.

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