Ministry awards US$1.37mn e-government tender

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Colombia's IT and communications ministry (Mintic) has awarded a 2.66bn-peso (US$1.37mn) tender to Corporación Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia for the provision of e-government services in the country's east, the ministry said on its website.

Through training activities, the company will promote the identification and implementation of online procedures and services in the eastern region to improve the relationship between citizens and the government.

Colombia's east includes the Arauca, Meta, Boyacá, Santander, Vichada and Guainía departments.

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The company competed against five other bidders - Consorcio Inter-Ops AC 2011, Unión Temporal Gobierno en Línea 2011, Corporación Futuro de Colombia (Corfuturo), Fundación Iberoamericana, and Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte.

The tender is part of the country's e-government strategy, which looks to promote a more efficient and transparent government, providing better services to citizens through the ICT use.