Tuesday, December 29, 2015

How to submit Techno-commercial Bids in IREPS tenders?

Vendors can participate in tenders published through IREPS website if they are registered with IREPS application as a vendor. Any vendor can participate in Open Tenders (Advertise Tenders) but only invited vendors can participate in tenders other than Open (Advertise) type. To submit the financial bids for a tender, vendors need to submit the Techno-commercial Bids first after paying the TDC and EMD (if applicable). Complete process is given below that how to submit the Techno-commercial Bids for a tender:

Search the tender through Advance Search or Quick Search or go to 'My Tenders (Not Yet Closed)' inbox from your home page after logged in. Pay the TDC and EMD amount and after that click on 'Enter to Bid' button or 'Bid Process' icon to proceed further for submission of techno-commercial bids.

Techno-commercial bids divided into 8 parts that are Eligibility Criteria, Terms & Conditions, Attach Documents, Commercial Deviation, Technical Specification, Technical Deviation, Special Conditions & Checklists and Performance Statement. The part shown with * are mandatory to sign. Once you have signed and submit all mandatory parts then you can proceed further for financial bidding, if you have not signed all the mandatory tabs then you will get an alert message on clicking financial offer tab.

1.  Eligibility Criteria


You need to select one radio button (Yes or No) corresponding to each and every eligibility criteria that you are complying or not for that criteria. In case if you are not complying eligibility criteria then remark is mandatory for that.

Monday, December 28, 2015

IREPS Error: Failed to open Websigner: Object doesn't support property or method 'open'.

If you getting the error "Failed to open Websigner: Object doesn't support property or method 'open'." while trying to log in or Signing and Submitting any page in IREPS application with your Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) then it is related to the java version installed on your system. You need to update the java installed your system. You can also uninstall the java from your system and after that install the latest version of java. Try the below solution to resolve this issue:

Important Note: JRE installed on your system should be of 32-bit irrespective of your system which may be of 32-bit or 64-bit. For more details please click on the link given below:



Note: IREPS works best on Internet Explorer.
  • You will get this error when you try to attach your DSC to login or sign & submit a page

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What are the different type of evaluation criterias in IREPS?

Evaluation Criteria is very important part of a tender because the ranking process of a tender depends on it. Only complete offers with valid bids will be considered for ranking process at the time of tender box opening. Your offer is complete or incomplete it depends on the Evaluation Criteria of the tender. So submit your bids for a tender according to evaluation criteria of the tender. Tenders published through IREPS may have any one criteria from followings:


 Evaluation Criteria for Supply Tenders


  • Item Wise/ Consignee Wise: The ranking will be based on the each consignee of each item. 
  • Item Wise: The ranking will be based on all the consignees for a particular item. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

IREPS Notice for BIS Registered Firms

Indian Railways actively encourages ISI certified manufacturers to participate in its e-procurement process. ISI products are accepted on their test certificate without third party inspection.

IREPS: Indian Railways e-Procurement System

Monday, December 07, 2015

Do you know all these about Indian Railways e-Procurement System (IREPS)?

Do you know all these about IREPS?

  • More than 8,06,538 Tenders issued through IREPS.
  • More than 28,951 Vendors registered with IREPS for e-tendering. 
  • More than 2,231 Bidders registered with IREPS for e-auction.
  • Scrap of more than 6,504 Crores sold through E-Auction on IREPS.

IREPS: Indian Railways e-Procurement System

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

IREPS Blog wishes you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

IREPS Happy Diwali 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

IREPS Blog Wishes you a Happy Dussehra

Happy_Dussehra_2015


IREPS: Indian Railways e-Procurement System

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

IREPS Error Message: Please sign with your own certificate.

IREPS Error Message: Please sign with your own certificate.

If you are getting the error message 'Please sign with your own certificate' while attaching digital signature certificate at the time of login or signing then it means you are not attaching the certificate which is attached with your profile. 
Login: Please sign with your own certificate

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New feature of Encryption Certificate by IREPS System for Publishing of NIT has been introduced.

IREPS application introduced new feature for publishing of NIT. Now Railway users are not required to attached the public key of Encryption Certificate at the time of publishing of tenders. Public key of Encryption Certificate will be attached automatically with the tender when it becomes published.

To use this new feature Railway departments needs to upload their Encryption Certificate into their account. This is one time job and Encryption Certificate needs to be updated at the the time of certificate expiry. Process shown below that how to upload Encryption Certificate?


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to pay the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) in IREPS Tenders?

Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) can be paid through manual payment or exempted. Vendors can pay the EMD amount through manual payment in INR. EMD amount can be paid in parts also. Online Payment for EMD is not available currently.
  • Manual Payment: Manual payment can be made by the vendor for EMD amount through Banker’s Cheque, Cash Receipt, DD, Pay Order and Others. To submit the payment details vendor user need to select the instrument type and give the other details like instrument number, date etc. and click on submit button.

IREPS e-Tender: How to pay the Tender Document Cost (TDC) in IREPS Tenders?

Vendor users need to pay the Tender Document Cost (TDC) for Open Tenders (Advertise Tenders) to view the complete Tender Document and to proceed further for bidding.

Logged in vendor users can search the tender through Quick Search/Advance Search or directly from their inbox folder ‘My Tenders (Not Yet Closed)’.

Click on the   ‘Submit Payment Details’ icon to go to payment TDC payment page. There are three modes of payments available Online, Manual and Exempted; the user can go through with anyone of these. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Error Code : ADM.007, your password has expired, please change your password.

Error Code: ADM.007
Message: Your password has expired, please change your password. Password expires every 60 days. 

If you get this error in IREPS application after login then it means your login password becomes 60 days old and you need to change it.


Login_Password_Expired_1

Thursday, September 24, 2015

How many documents can be attached by a vendor in a tender?

Vendor users can attached maximum 15 PDF files in a tender. Size of the each PDF file should not be greater than 2 MB. You can attach 15 files from desktop or from your library or from combination of both.

Upload_Document_1


Friday, September 18, 2015

e-Tender Error: You are not listed in the Vendors list associated with this tender. Please select another tender... !!

Error: You are not listed in the Vendors list associated with this tender. Please select another tender... !!


  Why you are getting this error?


You are getting this error because you are trying to pay the Tender Document Cost (TDC) amount to participate in a tender which is not a Open Tender (Advertise Tender). For tenders other than open tender (Limited, PAC, Bulletin etc.) you can only see the tender document but cannot submit the TDC or bid. In searches you will not get the icons for Submit Payment, Bid Process for these type of tenders (Limited, PAC, Bulletin etc.).

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What are Indigenous Offer & Foreign Currency Offer for Global Tenders?

In global tenders when you will go to submit the financial bids for a tender then you will find two options (Indigenous bid & Foreign Currency bid) for submiting the bid corresponding to each and every item.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

How to submit Common & Item Wise Parameters for Global Tender in IREPS Application?

Common Parameters & Item Wise Parameters have to be entered by Railway User after tender box opening to proceed further for generating Financial Tabulation.


GT Submit Common and Itemwise Parameters


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

How to submit Alternate Offer for Global Tender in IREPS Application?

Vendors are not permitted to edit/change their financial bids for an item once it is signed and submitted to the system using their Digital Signature Certificate, as the Financial Bid details are stored in an encrypted form in the server.


GT Financial Offer Page

Friday, September 04, 2015

How to submit revised offer for Global Tenders in IREPS Application?

Vendors are not permitted to edit/change their financial bids for an item once it is signed and submitted to the system using their Digital Signature Certificate, as the Financial Bid details are stored in an encrypted form in the server.  However, vendors are given the option of Revised Bid using which the previous bid can be revised.

If you have already submitted the financial bids then on clicking ‘Financial offer’ tab you will find the following page:


Sunday, August 30, 2015

What are IREPS Help Desk Phone Numbers and Email IDs?

IREPS Help Desk:

Landline Numbers: 011-23370704, 011-24105180, 011-24102855 and 011-23370703.
Railway Phone Number: 030-54835
E-mail: helpdesk.eps@cris.org.in

IREPS Help Desk team operates Monday to Saturday (08:00 Hrs IST to 20:00 Hrs IST), except on CRIS Gazetted Holidays.



SBI Help Desk Numbers for IREPS Payment Related Issues:

Landline Numbers: 022-27566066, 022-27566067, 022-27560137 and 022-27566501
E-mail: inb.cinb@sbi.co.in

List of Gazetted Holidays_CRIS

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wish you all a very Happy Rarakshabandhan!!

IREPS Happy Rakshabandhan 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

What are Miscellaneous Bids in Financial Tabulation for M&P Tenders?

Financial bids submitted by vendors appears in Miscellaneous Bids section of the Financial Tabulation in following cases:
  • In case of Machine Wise/ Consignee Wise evaluation criteria for M&P tenders, if you have not submitted the complete offers for any consignee of any machine or quoted quantity is less than the tenders quantity for Basic Machine or any Concomitant Accessories/Essential Spares/Essential Services/AMC then your offer for that consignee will not be considered for ranking and appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of Financial Tabulation.
  • In case of Machine Wise evaluation criteria for M&P tenders, If you have not submitted the complete offers for all consignees of that particular machine or quoted quantity is less than the tenders quantity for Basic Machine or any Concomitant Accessories/Essential Spares/Essential Services/AMC then your offer for this machine will not be considered for ranking and appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of Financial Tabulation.
  • In case of Total Value Wise evaluation criteria for M&P tenders, If you have not submitted the complete offers for all machine and consignee or quoted quantity is less than the tenders quantity for any Basic Machine or Concomitant Accessories/Essential Spares/Essential Services/AMC then your entire offer will not be considered for ranking and appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of Financial Tabulation.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

What are Miscellaneous Bids in Financial Tabulation for Supply Tenders?

Financial bids submitted by vendors appears in Miscellaneous Bids section of the Financial Tabulation in following cases:
  • In case of Item Wise/ Consignee Wise evaluation criteria, if vendor quotes zero quantity for a consignee then his offer for that consignee will not be considered in ranking but appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of the Financial Tabulation.
  • In case of Item Wise evaluation criteria, if vendor quotes quantity less than the tendered quantity for one or more consignees or does not quote any quantity for one or more consignees then his offer for that item will not be considered in ranking but appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of the Financial Tabulation.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What are the different type of Evaluation Criteria for Supply Tenders?

The ranking process of a tender depends on the Evaluation Criteria of the tender. Only complete offers with valid bids will be considered for ranking process at the time of tender box opening. Your offer is complete or incomplete it depends on the Evaluation Criteria of the tender. In case of Supply Tenders there are four type of Evaluation Criteria:
  • Item Wise/ Consignee Wise: The ranking will be based on the each consignee of each item. 
  • Item Wise: The ranking will be based on all the consignees for a particular item. Vendors have to submit their rates for all the consignees for full quantity of particular item. In case, the vendor quotes quantity less than the tendered quantity for one or more consignees or does not quote any quantity for one or more consignees then his offer for that item will not be considered in ranking but appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of the Financial Tabulation.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What are Superceded Bids in Financial Tabulation?

Superceded Bids section of the Financial Tabulation shows all those financial bids which had been revised by the vendors at the time of financial bid submission.

For example, if you have submitted a original financial bid for an item (ITEM1) and got the Bid Id: XXXX and after that submitted the revised financial bid for the same item (ITEM1) and got the Bid ID: YYYY then your revised bid (Bid Id: XXXX) will be considered for ranking and original bid (Bid ID: YYYY) will appear in Superceded Bids section of the Financial Tabulation.

You can submit multiple revised bids for an item, your last submitted revised bid will be considered for ranking and all others submitted bids for that item will appear in Superceded Bids section of the Financial Tabulation.

Monday, August 24, 2015

What are the different type of Evaluation Criteria for M&P Tenders?

The ranking process of a tender depends on the Evaluation Criteria of the tender. Only complete offers with valid bids will be considered for ranking process at the time of tender box opening. Your offer is complete or incomplete it depends on the Evaluation Criteria of the tender. In case of M&P tenders there is three type of Evaluation Criteria:
  • Machine Wise/ Consignee Wise: Your offer will be considered for ranking if you have submitted the complete offer for a consignee of a particular machine. If you have not submitted the complete offers for any consignee of any machine or quoted quantity is less than the tenders quantity for Basic Machine or any  Concomitant Accessories/Essential Spares/Essential Services/AMC then your offer for that consignee will not be considered for ranking and appear in Miscellaneous Bids section of Financial Tabulation.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

!!Jai Hind!! Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day.

IREPS Happy Independence Day 2015


Sunday, August 02, 2015

How to register Manually with IREPS application as a new Bidder?

Bidders need to be registered with IREPS application to participate in e-auctions conducting by different depots of Indian Railways. There is two type of registration Online and Manual which you can choose at the time of registration. 

In the case of Online Registration, you need to pay the one-time registration fee of Rs. 10,000/- through online payment and in the case of Manual registration you need to pay the one-time registration fee of Rs. 10,000/- by depositing at Depot.


Saturday, August 01, 2015

How to register online with IREPS application as a new Bidder?

Bidders need to be registered with IREPS application to participate in e-auctions conducting by different depots of Indian Railways. There is two type of registration Online and Manual which you can choose at the time of registration.

In the case of Online Registration, you need to pay the one-time registration fee of Rs. 10,000/- through online payment and in the case of Manual registration you need to pay the one-time registration fee of Rs. 10,000/- by depositing it at Depot.


Friday, July 31, 2015

IREPS e-Auction: How to change the Bidding Password?

IREPS e-Auction bidders can change their bidding password only after login. There are two options for bidders to change their bidding password. The first option is for those bidders who know the current bidding password and the second option is for those who forgot their current bidding password.


1. Change Bidding Password if you know the current Bidding Password:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

iMMIS: e-Procurement has been started through IREPS on all Depot and Division level of SECR.

iMMIS has been started on all Depot and Division level of SECR. All vendors are informed to aquire Digital Signature Certificates and registered with IREPS for participation in local purchase, LT & BT at Depot/Division level.

Click Here to see notice on official website.


Monday, July 27, 2015

iMMIS: ECR shifted to e-Procurement for all local purchase (LP & LT) through IREPS.

This is for information of all the suppliers that for all local purchase (LP & LT) of materials in stores Deptt. Dhanbad of ECR, E-procurement under IMMIS is implemented. Thus in future mode of purchase in the Deptt. in Dhanbad Division will shift to E-procurement.

In view of the above all concerned suppliers are requested to get this firms registered with website www.ireps.gov.in of IREPS and inform to this office above. For details information please visit website www.ireps.gov.in.

Click Here to view official notice.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

How to change the Digital Signature Certificate of a user in IREPS application?

IREPS registered users needs to change the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) attached to their profile if their DSC got expired and they have purchased a new DSC. To change the  DSC attached to their profile they can submit a request to IREPS Help Desk to change their DSC through the link Request For change of Digital Signing Certificate available on Help Desk page.


Friday, July 24, 2015

IREPS e-Auction: How can Bidder get the format of Affidavit?

The format of the affidavit is available on the registration form page under the link named Affidavit.

The bidder has to produce the affidavit duly notarized on stamp paper of requisite value. To download the format of affidavit please Click Here.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to download Tender Documents published by Indian Railways through IREPS application?

Anyone, who can access the www.ireps.gov.in download the Tender Documents published by Indian Railways through IREPS application. To download the tender document first, you need to search the tender through Quick Search or Advance Search after that click on the tender number to view or download the tender document. Anonymous users can see the tender document only for live tenders but registered users can see the tender document for all tenders after logged in on www.ireps.gov.in.

For Example:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to see Indian Railways live tenders by their type or organization?



Anyone can see the live tenders published by different Zonal Railways, Construction Wings, Production Units, Railway Board, CORE, DMRC, KRCL, MRVCL etc. You can see the live tenders by their type or organization through the links provided above. These links are available on E-Tender home page of www.ireps.gov.in. For example, if you want to see the all live tenders of Engineering (PCE) department of a particular railway then follow the below steps:

  • Click on the link Engineering (PCE) Tenders to see the all PCE department of railways.
  • If you want see the list of all live tenders published by East Central Railway (Engg. Dept) then click on the Action icon corresponding to it to see the list of tenders. 
  • To see the tender document of a perticular tender click on the Tender No. for example Tender No: 02156368SP (To see/view the Tender Document Adobe Reader should be installed on users system and pop-up blocker should be turned off in browser settings, for more details please click here.):


Monday, July 20, 2015

What is the use of IREPS Public Documents?

IREPS Public Documents link provides the access of the all public documents uploaded by different Zonal Railways, Construction Wings, Production Units, Railway Board, CORE, DMRC, KRCL, MRVCL etc. Any one who a can access the IREPS website can view and download these documents by clicking on the relevant links.


If you want to see the public documents uploaded by Northern Railways the click the link Northern Railways under Zonal Railways and you will be able to see the list of all public documents uploaded by Northern Railways.
To view/open any document click on the Document Name.


Friday, July 17, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to view Financial and Techno-commercial Tabulations for vendors?

Financial and Techno-commercial Tabulation can be viewed only after the tenders have been opened by authorized Railway officials. There are some criteria for vendors to view the Financial and Techno-commercial Tabulation/offer which are given below:
  • First vendors need to login, without login they will not be able to view any tabulation or offer.
  • Vendors can view the Financial and Techno-commercial Tabulation for Open (Advertise) and Special Limited type tenders in which they have participated and submitted financial bids. For rest type of tenders they can view only their offers in which they have participated.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to upload and attach Vendor's Public Document?

IREPS provides facility to vendors to maintain an online repository of their documents like RDSO/NSIC etc. approval certificate and any other regular documents supporting their credentials. Once these documents uploaded in online repository then these can be attached by vendor in any no of tenders.

Upload Documents to Repository:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

IREPS e-Auction: What are prerequisites for registration of new Bidders with IREPS application?

To participate in e-auction conducting by different depots of Indian Railways, Bidders registration with IREPS application is mandatory, without registration they can not participate in e-auction. For registration with IREPS application a bidder needs to have:
  • A valid Class III Digital Signature Certificate with Bidder's firm name issued by licensed Certifying Authorities details of which are available in the website www.cca.gov.in under the link Licensed CAs.
  • A valid email address to get the user id and password after successful registration.
  • An Affidavit duly notarized on stamp paper of requisite value.
  • One time registration fee of Rs. 10,000.
For registration click on the link New Bidder (E-Auction) available in left navigation block on the www.ireps.gov.inOn registration page bidder can either select Online Registration (bidder needs to pay the registration fee online) or Manual Registration (bidder needs to deposit the registration into the Depot).


IREPS: Indian Railways e-Procurement System

Monday, July 13, 2015

Which type of documents can be uploaded/attached in IREPS application?

Only PDF (Portable Document Format) type of document can be upload/attached in IRPES Application. If you want to upload any other type of document like images, MS Word documents etc. then it has to be first converted in PDF file after that you can upload it. Different tools/websites are available on internet to convert files of different formats to PDF file format. Here are link of some websites which can be used for conversion for free:

There is some restriction on the size of the PDF file which to be uploaded/attached in IREPS application. Users can upload the PDF file of size up to 2048 KB. If you are not able to attach/upload PDF files due to its large size use these websites which are free to reduce the size of you PDF file:


Sunday, July 12, 2015

What is the use of Digital Signature Certificate in IREPS application?

Digital Signature Certificate is being used in IREPS application in a vast manner, some details are given below:
  • Registration of Vendors and Bidders: To participate in e-tendering and e-auction vendors and bidders must be registered on IREPS application and without Digital Signature Certificate registration is not possible.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Survey on the Consumer Preference of Bedrolls for Indian Railways


Railway Board conducting a "Survey on the Consumer Preference of Bedrolls for Indian Railways" . You can also participate 


Please Click Here To Participate


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to pay the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) for Global Tender in IREPS?

Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) can be paid through manual payment or exempted. Vendors can pay the EMD amount through manual payment in INR or USD or in any other currency by selecting the currency from drop down. EMD amount can be paid in parts also.
  • Manual Payment: Manual payment can be made by vendor for EMD amount through Banker’s Cheque, Cash Receipt, DD, Pay Order and Others. For M&P tenders you will get one more option Bank Guarantee to pay the EMD amount. To submit the payment details vendor user need to select the instrument type and give the other details like instrument number, date etc. and click on submit button.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to pay the Tender Document Cost (TDC) for Global Tenders in IREPS?

Vendor users need to pay the Tender Document Cost (TDC) for Global Open Tenders (Advertise Tenders) to view the complete Tender Document and to proceed further for bidding.

Logged in vendor users can search the tender through Quick Search/Advance Search or directly from their inbox folder ‘My Tenders (Not Yet Closed)’.

Monday, June 08, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How to search and view e-tender from IREPS application?

IREPS users can search the tenders using Quick Search or Advance Search options available on www.ireps.gov.in. Both types of users registered and non-registered (anonymous) can use this advance search to search the tenders but options are limited to non-registered users.
  • Quick Search: To search the tenders through quick search you need to give the minimum three characters of the tender number or PL No. (Item Code) as input. 
  • Advance Search: To search the tenders through advanced search you do not need to give any input i.e. you can search the tenders through advanced search by selection of different search criteria.

Anonymous user will be able to view NIT for all published tenders. Logged in vendor users can view NIT for all published tenders but can submit the bids for open tenders and all other tenders addressed to him/her. Logged in Railway user can view all tenders (irrespective of Railway/department, tender type) except that he/she will be able to view draft tenders pertaining to only his/her sections.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: What to do when password is not received after new registration?

If you have not received your password after registration on your email or you have forgotten your password or email containing the password deleted by mistake, then no need to worry you can get a new password easily. IREPS provides two options to their users by which they can request for a new password on their email id or can create a new password of their choice.
  • Go to the login page and click on the link "Click Here To Get Password Through E-mail" under forgot password block. Enter your email id which was provided at the time of registration with the IREPS application, click on submit button and attach your valid Digital Signature Certificate. Your new password will be sent to your email id.
  • Go to the login page and click on the link "Click Here To Reset Password Using Digital Certificate" under forgot password block. Enter your email id which was provided at the time of registration with the IREPS application, click on submit button and attach your valid Digital Signature Certificate. You will be permitted to assign new password directly.


Saturday, June 06, 2015

IREPS e-Tender: How long will it take to get user id and password for vendors after registration with IREPS Application?

IREPS  requires minimum three (3) clear working days to accept or reject a new vendor registration request. User Id (email address provided during registration) and Password will be sent to vendor's e-mail address provided by them during the registration process. For any clarification (like VAT No. etc.) IREPS may ask for the related documents on email. If all information provided by vendor found appropriate then your registration request will be accepted by IREPS and you will get an email containing the user id and password.

In case of any difference provided by the vendor and that available in the digital signature used during registration or submitting duplicate registration or failed to provide the document(s) asked by IREPS, the registration request will be rejected and an email will be sent duly assigning the reason of rejection.

Note: Vendors are advised to furnish correct and valid e-mail address which currently being used by them, otherwise email containing Password may not be received by the vendors due to furnishing of invalid e-mail id during the registration process.

Friday, June 05, 2015

How to register with IREPS application as a new vendor?

To participate in the e-tenders published by different Zonal Railways, Production Units, Railway Board, CORE, DMRC, KRCL, MRVCL etc. vendors need to be registered on IREPS. There is no Registration Fee for vendors to register with IREPS.


Please follow the steps given below to register with IREPS

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What are Required Documents for Foreign Vendors to get DSC?

Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate is required for Foreign Vendors to participate in Global Tenders published by Indian Railways through IREPS web application. Foreign Vendors can get easily registered on IREPS after getting their Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate.

CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities) issued the following guidelines for Issuance of DSC to Foreign Nationals:

Guidelines for Issuance of DSC to Foreign Nationals

In respect of Verification of identity credentials of Foreign Nationals applying for Digital Signature Certificates under IT Act 2000, the following method shall be followed.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Why is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) required?

Signature is a person's name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification in authorizing a cheque or document or concluding a letter for identification. Signature is used for signing the Physical Documents. 

How to sign electronic documents? 

Electronic documents like e-forms, PDFs etc. are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature CertificateDigital Signature Certificate is being used by Railway Users, Vendor Users and Bidders in IREPS for authentication during login process, Publishing of tenders, Signing and Submission of Techno-commercial and Financial Bids, Signing of Documents etc.


All About E-Tender in IREPS


E-Tender in IREPS becomes a perfect example for wide range of feature and services available:-




Thursday, May 21, 2015

What are the different classes of Digital Signature Certificates?

There are foure types of Digital Signature Certificates which are being issued by Certifying Authorities to the users. The details of these for classes are followings:
  • Class 0 Certificate: These certificates shall be issued only for demonstration/ test purposes.
  • Class 1 Certificate: These certificates shall be issued to individuals/private subscribers. These certificates will confirm that user's name (or alias) and E-mail address form an unambiguous subject within the Certifying Authorities database.
  • Class 2 Certificate: These certificates will be issued for both business personnel and private individuals use. These certificates will confirm that the information in the application provided by the subscriber does not conflict with the information in well-recognized consumer databases. Class 2 Certificate or higher is required for Railway Users for registration on IREPS.
  • Class 3 Certificate: This certificate will be issued to individuals as well as organizations. As these are high assurance certificates, primarily intended for e-commerce applications, they shall be issued to individuals only on their personal (physical) appearance before the Certifying Authorities. Class 3 Certificates are required for Vendors and Bidders for registration on IREPS.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What is a Digital Signature Certificate?

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent of physical or paper certificates. Driving Licenses, Passport etc. are example of Physical Certificates. Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a Driving License identifies someone who can legally drive in a particular country. Similarly, a Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.

There are four types of Digital Signature Certificate:
  • Class 0: This certificate shall be issued only for demonstration/ test purposes.
  • Class 1: Class 1 certificates shall be issued to individuals/private subscribers.
  • Class 2: These certificates will be issued for both business personnel and private individuals use.
  • Class 3: This certificate will be issued to individuals as well as organizations and this is the highest level.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What is iMMIS?

iMMIS (Integrated Material Management System) is an application to integrate the MMIS application running on individual servers in different zonal railways. Materials Management Information System (MMIS) was developed at Central Railway in 1998 initially for COS office, Stores, Accounts office and five major depots of the Central Railway. Since then, the system has undergone several customizations and is now successfully implemented on most of the Stores Depots, Divisions & Stores finance branches all over Indian Railways

Now, with the need of the hour, the present decentralized MMIS running on individual server in zonal railways is being integrated at CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems), New Delhi with the iMMIS (Integrated Material Management System) web based application on central servers. In the first phase, Local purchase module of iMMIS has been rolled out for implementation in all depots and divisions of stores department of zonal railways. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

What are the basic requirements to run iMMIS on a system?

iMMIS (An abbreviation for Integrated Material Management System) is an application being used by Depots and Division in Indian Railways for procurement of materials. iMMIS application works best on Firefox  browser.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

User Manual of iMMIS for Local Purchase Module is available on IREPS

User Manual of iMMIS for Local Purchase Module is available on IREPS website. Depot and Division users can download it from there.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What is IREPS?

IREPS (An abbreviation for Indian Railways E-Procurement System) is an official web application of Indian Railways for procurement of materials and auction of scarp and unserviceable materials, it can be access through the web address www.ireps.gov.in. IREPS application developed by CRIS (An abbreviation for Centre for Railway Information System). IREPS application have the following key features:
  • PKI (Digital Signature) based Web application of Indian Railways, login through dual authentication (1st: user id and password, 2nd: Digital Signature Certificate).
  • Connections are encrypted using AES_256_CBS VeriSign SSL Certificate.
  • Time Synchronization for all servers with IST (Indian Standard Time) acquired from NPL (National Physical Laboratory).
  • IREPS follows IT Act 2000 and follows the guidelines issued by Ministry of Railways for procurement of materials.
  • Security aspects of IREPS application have been tested by STQC (Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification Directorate is an attached office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India).
  • Online Payment Services through SBI (State Bank of India).
  • Services offered on IREPS application includes E-Tender (Supply Tenders, Global Tenders, M&P Tenders etc.), E-Auction, Reverse Auction, Contract Tracking etc. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

IREPS introduced new feature of Encryption Certificate for publishing of NIT.

IREPS introduced new feature of Encryption Certificate for publishing of NIT. As per IREPS, Railways are requested to upload their Encryption Certificate from the link Upload Encryption Cert available in the left navigation block of logged in Railway user's home page.


Now there is no need to attach the public key of Encryption Certificate by railway user while publishing the tender. Public key of Encryption Certificate automatically will be attached by IREPS application with the tender when tender become published. Earlier railway users needs to attach the public key of Encryption Certificate with each and every tender at the time of publishing of tender.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DMRC has switched over to e-Tendering for procurement of material through IREPS website.

DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has switched over to e-tendering for procurement of material through IREPS website. You can search the DMRC tenders through Quick Search or Advance Search on IREPS website www.ireps.gov.in


After clicking on above link a new page will open, click on action icon corresponding to DMRC to see the live tender details and download the tender document.

Friday, April 24, 2015

How to delete Digital Certificates from Other People, Intermediate Certification Authorities, Trusted Root Certification Authorities etc.

If you want to delete the Digital Certificate from browser/system which is installed in the Personal folder then you can easily delete it by the process given in below link:


But if you want to delete the Digital Certificates from Other People, Trusted Root Certification Authorities, Intermediate Certification Authorities, Trusted People etc. then it is not possible by above process because you will get Remove button disabled when you try to remove the certificates from these folders.

Now, what to do to remove the certificates from these folders if required?
  • Press Windows Key + R at to open Run Command in Microsoft Windows. Type the command certmgr.msc and click on OK button.
  • It opens a new window Certificate Management Window which contains all the certificates installed in the system. You can see the installed certificates in right side by selecting the folders from left side.
  • If you want to delete a certificate from a particular folder then select that folder from left side and right click on the certificate shown in right side and after that click on delete to delete the certificate.
  • You will get an alert to delete the certificate, if you want to delete the certificate then click on Yes button and certificate will be deleted permanently.
  • You can also delete the multiple certificates by selecting them.

Monday, April 20, 2015

What precautions should be taken for safe use of e-Tokens?

There are some settings by which Digital Signature can be stored in client machine. This is not secure and following action should be taken for safe and secure use of digital certificate. If Driver and software of e-token installed properly, an interface of 'eToken properties' can be opened as per procedure shown below:

Step 1: Click on Start > Programs > eTokens > eToken Properties in Windows XP/Vista and search for the etoken in Windows 8, Then click on 'Advanced' tab


Step 2: Click on 'Settings' under eToken PKI Client > Tokens> eToken> Settings, then Click on 'Advanced' tab, There are two Options 'Private data caching mode' and 'RSA key secondary authentication mode', select 'Never' from dropdown menu for both options. Then click on Save button.

Step 3: Click on 'Settings' under eToken PKI Client > eToken PKI Client Settings, then Click on 'Advanced' tab, There are five check box for five options 'Copy user certificates to a local store', 'CA certificate management', 'Enable single logon mode', 'Configurable after initialization' and 'Configurable by administrator (uncheck for user)'. All checkbox should be unchecked. Then click on 'Save' button.

By adopting above procedure, it will be possible to remove the private data of Digital Signature Certificate from client machine.

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to remove or delete Digital Certificates from the Web Browser?

If you want to remove or delete the Digital Certificates from the web browsers the follow the following steps:
  • Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools> Internet Options> Content Tab and click on Certificates button.
  • A new window will appear contains all the Digital Certificates, select the tab from which you want to delete or remove the Digital Certificates.
  • If you want to delete the Digital Certificate of the Test User 2 from the Personal tab then select the certificate and click on the Remove button.
  • A confirmation dialogue shown below will appear after clicking on the Remove button, click on Yes button to remove or delete the selected Digital Certificate.
  • That's it, Digital Certificate of Test User 2 deleted from the Personal folder of web browser.
Windows XP: You can delete the certificates from folders like Other People, Intermediate Certification Authorities etc. by above process.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8: You can not Remove/Delete Digital Certificates from the other Tabs/Folders like Other People, Intermediate Certification Authorities, Trusted Root  Certification Authorities etc. by above method because Remove button will not become enable in these cases after selecting the certificate as shown below:

To delete these certificates from Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 plesae Click Here

Thursday, April 09, 2015

What to do when “Run Time Error” occurs while attaching the Certificate?

Generally "Run Time Error" occurs in follwing cases:
  • When e-Token driver is not installed properly or e-Token driver has been corrupted. In this case, please re-install the e-Token driver after uninstalling it.
  • Digital Certificate should not be shown in the web browser after removing the e-Token from the system. If certificates shown in browser after removing the token then, please remove all Digital Certificates from the web browser and re-insert the e-Token.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How to confirm whether Digital Certificate has been correctly installed in the internet browser?

To see the Digital Certificate in Internet Browser first you need to install the e-Token driver in your system. After installing the e-Token driver, insert USB e-Token containing your Digital Certificate in the system, view your Digital Certificate by going to Tools> Internet Options> Content Tab> Certificates.

Select the digital certificate and click on view button to see the details of the certificate. General tab should show that certificate is valid, now go to Certification Path tab and make sure that there is no red cross sign and it is showing the hierarchy CCA India> Certifying Authority(CA)> Sub-CA> User Name.

If it is not showing, then open your Internet Browser and go to Tools> Internet Option> Content Tab> Certificates and then import the CCA India Root certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities Tab and CA (Certifying Authority) Certificate in the Intermediate Certification Authorities Tab. If you do not have CCA India and CA (Certifying Authority) certificate, the same can be downloaded from Certifying Authority website.