Gov’t Accelerates Digital Transformation in Goods, Service Procurement

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Agustus 2022
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President Jokowi leads the Limited Cabinet Meeting on the Acceleration of Digital Transformation Program for Goods and Services Procurement at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (08/25). (Photo by: PR/Rahmat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (08/25) ordered his Cabinet to facilitate entry process of goods into e-catalog so the procurement of government goods and services can be simpler.

“The National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP) has cut the processes to just two processes, from previously eight processes,” Head of the LKPP Abdullah Azwar Anas said limited cabinet meeting on the Acceleration of Digital Transformation Program for Goods and Services Procurement at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

According to Azwar, the simplification has stimulated a significant rise in products in the e-catalog, from 52 thousand to 600 thousand products in one year.

The President, he added, also urged related parties to include more local products in e-catalog and ordered an integrated goods and service procurement system.

Alhamdulillah, now Sakti, (financial system at Ministry of Finance), SIMDA (financial system at Ministry of Home Affairs), and SiRUP (financial system at the LKPP) are already integrated so that solutions including government credit cards can be used,” he said, adding that the integration will simplify payment to MSMEs in the regions.

President Jokowi, Azwar continued, also ordered his Cabinet to prioritize domestic products and called for freezing access to imported products that can be manufactured domestically.

“There are currently 13,600 imported products that cannot be purchased in e-Catalog,” Azwar said, adding that the Government also continues to encourage spending on domestic products through the rewards and punishments system in both ministries/agencies and regional governments.

The LKPP will also encourage consolidation of procurement in government agencies so it can be more efficient and save more for state expenditures, Azwar added. (FID/UN) (GWH/EP)

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