E-Tender

www.ireps.gov.in is an official website of Indian Railways for procurement of Materials. Railway users can upload their tender documents and can open tenders online. Registered Vendors can access the tender documents through this site and submit their bids online duly encrypted at client machine itself. Authorized Vendors can view tabulations online. They have been provided facility for SMS alerts/email alerts for important events.

They can also make electronic payments for Tender Document Cost through Direct Debit Facility of State Bank of India.



!!! E-Tender Related Problems/Errors and their Solutions !!!

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84 comments :

  1. Some old uploaded documents are needed to remove/delete from "My Documents List" on IREPS site. Please advice us how we may remove/delete old uploaded documents from "My Documents List".

    We also noticed that if Tender Documents Cost and EMD cost shows as 0.00, the bidding result could not show in your portal. Please give your comments how we may see the bidding result for our records.

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    1. @Somnath from A.M. Engineering:

      You cannot remove/delete your old uploaded documents from "My Documents List" because these documents are associated with your old tenders.

      Its Railways policy that bidding result shown to vendors only for Advertise(Open) and Special Limited Tenders. For those tenders in which Tender Document Cost shown as 0.00 i.e. Limited, PAC, Bulletin Tenders, Railways not showing the bidding result to vendors.

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  2. Guidelines for compliance to
    Quality requirements of eProcurement Systems
    STQC Directorate
    Department of Information Technology,
    Ministry of Communications & Information Technology,
    Electronics Niketan, 6 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
    New Delhi – 110003
    Dt: 31.08.2011


    Annexure‐I ‐ Risks of eProcurement Systems and related ISO 27001 controls

    7.5 As required in a CVC order, the e‐tendering system should have facility for displaying ‘Award of Contracts’ CVC Order

    Guidance and recommended practices
    The application shall have this functionality. Furthermore, this information should be digitally signed by the concerned user of the Buyer organization with facility for verification by the viewer.

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    1. As a best practice IREPS application security testing is carried out every year by M/s STQC ( Under Ministry of Communication & IT).

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  3. Check out how much is this (railways) e-Procurement system, and many others in India are complaint to the Guidelines for e-Procurement Software by DIT/ STQC:
    Download from : http://egovstandards.gov.in/guidelines/guidelines-for-e-procurement/view

    Guidelines for compliance to Quality requirements of eProcurement Systems
    STQC Directorate
    Department of Information Technology,
    Ministry of Communications & Information Technology,
    Electronics Niketan, 6 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
    New Delhi – 110003
    Dt: 31.08.2011

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  4. The e- tender schedule is kept as draft and every railway zone/pu alters it as per their convienence why ? Certain conditions like SVC having financial implications are put in general information to tenderers and also stating that acceptance to it should be given in affirmative for consideration. Is it railways want bidders to miss it in oversight. In IRS special conditions it is mentioned if we don 't take deviation it will taken as acceptance . Why this contradiction and in such condition whether the bidder who has not given affirmation or deviation to general conditions get the benefit.

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      These are the rules of Indian Railways which are governed by Railway Board. If you want more clarification then please approach to Railway Board.

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  5. Kindly give more than one manual payment option.Some time we wish to give Tender document fees & EMD in more than one DD, so please arrange for same.

    CRYSTAL CABLE INDUSTRIES LTD,KOLKATA

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    1. Dear Sir,

      The option is already there. There is no restriction on payment of EMD in parts, you can pay the EMD amount in parts through more than one DD via manual payment. But in case of TDC, payment in parts is not allowed as per railway board so you have option to pay the total TDC amount once through manual payment or online payment.

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  6. Nice blog for make good information about E Tender in India, Know all about the tenders, people can go on "tendernews.com". you will find here solution for e tendering, e procurement, bidding and other. Stay ahead with online tender news, India's leading tender news site.

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    1. Dear Vikram,

      This blog www.irepsblog.com is specially for "Indian Railway E-Procurement System (IREPS)" users. Here IREPS users can find all type of information related to Indian Railways E-Tendering, E-Auction etc. If they face any problem in tendering or bidding process, they can post their queries and those will be resolved as soon as possible.

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  7. What is the purpose of Security Deposit(SD) from approved sources ? Is approved sources (vendors) bound to give performance Bank Guarantee(PBG) ?
    In normal practice in Eastern Railway we are not asked to submit any SD and any PBG.
    But in recent case in S.E. C Rly we deposited the SD 10% and supplied the store within the DP.But at the time of payment the Accounts department (though Purchase deptt is not agree with accounts)asking PBG. Is it right ?

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    1. Dear Sir,

      Its railways policy and it may be different for different railway zones. If you want more clarification kindly approach to Railway Board.

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  8. HI, NEED SOME HELP. I AM GETTING THE FOLLOWING ERROR CODE IN IREPS SITE WHILE FILLING SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND CHECK LIST " Error Code : SCCL.001
    Message : Error while saving Checklist Criteria"

    KINDLY HELP IN RESOLVING THIS ERROR. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

    SANDEEP LAMBA 9811024297

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    1. +1
      I am also getting the same error

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    2. ME YAAR GETTING SAME ERROR

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    3. " Error Code : SCCL.001
      Message : Error while saving Checklist Criteria"KINDLY HELP IN RESOLVING THIS ERROR, PLZ AS EARLY AS POSS

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    4. " Error Code : SCCL.001
      Message : Error while saving Checklist Criteria"KINDLY HELP IN RESOLVING THIS ERROR, PLZ AS EARLY AS POSS today we have bid plz need ur help before 10-20am

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    5. Dear All,

      There were some problem on IREPS website due to which you were not able to save the Checklist Criteria and getting this error message. Now problem resolved and you will not face this problem for other tenders but your tender has been lapsed.

      Sorry for late reply.

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  9. Yes Me too getting the same error

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      There were some problem on IREPS website due to which you were not able to save the Checklist Criteria and getting this error message. Now problem resolved and you will not face this problem but your tender has been lapsed.

      Sorry for late reply.

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  10. Hello,

    I am getting error while submitting Tender No. 09121745 Due on 30-04-13.

    While submitting the Special Conditions & Checklist I am getting following error :

    Error Code : SCCL.001
    Message : Error while saving Checklist Criteria

    Please help me at the earliest to resolve the issue as I have to submit
    the Tender by Tomorrow.

    Wintek Industries
    7376556832

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      There were some problem on IREPS website due to which you were not able to save the Checklist Criteria and getting this error message. Now problem resolved and you will not face this problem but your tender has been lapsed.

      Sorry for late reply.

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  11. In am getting Error code : SCCL.001 WHILE SAVING CHECKLIST CRITERIA PLEASE HELP ME AT THE ERALIEST AS THE TENDER IS DUE ON 10.30 HRS PLEASE RESOLVE THE PROBLEM AT THE earliest Hari

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      There were some problem on IREPS website due to which you were not able to save the Checklist Criteria and getting this error message. Now problem resolved and you will not face this problem but your tender has been lapsed.

      Sorry for late reply.

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  12. I recd letter for etendering for tender but it is not open for bidding in my login on enquiring they say this is limited tender and i am not eligible.on asking why i recd letter they say ask to concerned zone

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  13. Hey, after login in Ireps E-Procurement System, when i enter the bidding password, they say that "Please download JAVA 1.6" which is already installed...

    Please give me a solution for this

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      Please check your System Settings as per the link http://www.ireps.gov.in/cgi-bin/epsvendor//epsvendor/jsp/common/OnlineHelp_IeSecuritySettingsxp.jsp?language=null

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  14. How to get started on e-tendering in IREPS ?

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      To quote for a particular tender yo need to register as a vendor on http://www.ireps.gov.in/ website. For Registration on IREPS you need to buy a class 3 Digital Signature Certificate of your firm name and a Computer with Internet connection, Windows XP service pack3 or Windows Vista service pack 2 or Windows 7 . Following system settings are also required according to version of Internet Explorer (To see the setting click on below link):
      http://www.ireps.gov.in/system_settings.html

      After doing the above things go to http://www.ireps.gov.in/ and register yourself as a vendor through the link 'New Vendor' available on left side or click on the link given below:

      https://www.ireps.gov.in/cgi-bin/ireps/ireps/common/vendorRegistrationRequest.do?language=en

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  15. 1. PRE-REQUISITE FOR REGISTERING WITH IREPS APPLICATION:
    Vendors need to have valid Class III Digital Signature Certificate with Firm‟s Name issued by
    licensed Certifying Authorities for registration with IREPS. They also need to have a computer with
    Internet browser (IE 6 to IE 9) and Internet connectivity. Without valid Digital Signature Certificate,
    User ID and Password, vendor cannot participate in E-tenders.
    2. REGISTER WITH IREPS APPLICATION:
    Vendor must open " New Vendors" link from Home page and fill login registration form to obtain User
    ID and password for future use and direct participation in E-tenders. Before proceeding for registration, please check browser settings of your Computer System [as available on Home page] and import the public key of your Digital Signature Certificate to „Other People‟ of Internet browser after exporting it. In their own interest, vendors are advised to furnish correct, valid and currently in use e-mail address to receive password and other important communication through e-mail.

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  16. i am getting error : unable to edit biometric thumbprint

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    1. Dear Anand,

      Can you tell me that where you are getting this error?

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  17. hai,
    How to enter into the tender to quot for a particular tender.
    Please help me

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      To quote for a particular tender yo need to register as a vendor on http://www.ireps.gov.in/ website. For Registration on IREPS you need to buy a class 3 Digital Signature Certificate of your firm name and a Computer with Internet connection, Windows XP service pack3 or Windows Vista service pack 2 or Windows 7 . Following system settings are also required according to version of Internet Explorer (To see the setting click on below link):
      http://www.ireps.gov.in/system_settings.html

      After doing the above things go to http://www.ireps.gov.in/ and register yourself as a vendor through the link 'New Vendor' available on left side or click on the link given below:

      https://www.ireps.gov.in/cgi-bin/ireps/ireps/common/vendorRegistrationRequest.do?language=en

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  18. Dear Sonu Sir,

    We are not able to see comparative Statement of Our Tender Request you to please guide to us for the same

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    1. Dear User,

      You can see the Comparative Statement only for Open (Advertise Tenders) and Special Limited type tenders, for other type of tenders you can see only your offers.

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  19. Hi,

    How I can see the comparative statement for open (advertise tender) even if I have not submitted the offer?

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    1. Dear User,

      You can see the Comparative Statements only for Open (Advertise Tenders) and Special Limited type tenders if you have submitted the Financial Offer for that particular tender otherwise you will not be able to see the comparative statements.

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  20. Error - Unable to create Biometric Thumbprint.

    Hello, I have Class 3 Digital Certificate and have changed my elplorer seeting as directed in the ireps setttings page. For registration when I click on New Vendors, I am directed to a page where it asks to select Digital Signature Certificate. After doing so an error window opens - Unable to create Biometric Thumbprint.

    PLZ HELP ANYONE..!

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    1. Dear User,

      May i know, which windows operating system you are using, Windows XP/Vista/7 or 8? and OS is of 32 bit or 64 bit?

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    2. Dear User,

      Please check you Digital Signature Certificate, it should be valid and there should not be any red cross sign when you are viewing it.

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    3. Dear Mr Patel,

      OS - Windows XP, SP2 Internet Explorer 6
      DSC Class 3 valitd upto 2015

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    4. Dear User,

      If your OS is Windows XP then it should have SP3. Now please update your OS Service Pack to SP3 and you will be able to register yourself on IREPS.

      As you said above that you have changed the Internet Explorer settings as directed on the ireps system setting page but i think you missed the System Requirements which is mentioned on the top of the page and highlighted also.

      System Requirements: Computer with Internet connection, Windows XP service pack3 or Windows Vista service pack 2 or Windows 7 .

      http://www.ireps.gov.in/system_settings.html

      If problem will not be resolved then please let me know.

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    5. Facing same Problem "Error - Unable to create Biometric Thumbprint."

      Windows-7, 64 Bit

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  21. hi,

    I came across an Eastern Railway tender 54130489, but the same is not available on IREPS. Can you please let us know search for this tender?

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    1. Dear User,

      May i know from where you got this tender number? You can see only those tenders on IREPS website which have been published by the railways on this website. You are not able to search the tender number 54130489 because is not published on IREPS website till now.

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  22. I made a financial bid offer but I am not able to view financial tabulation (tender result sheet)

    i was asked to make some changes on my internet settings

    Internet Explorer >> Tools >> Internet Options >> Privacy >> Click off 'Turn on pop up blocker'

    i made the asked changes but still i am stuck up. Kindly help.

    Shubhav Gupta

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    1. Dear Saurabh,

      You can view the Financial Tabulation only for Open (Advertise Tenders) and Special Limited type tenders if you have submitted the Financial Offer for that particular tender otherwise you will not be able to view the Financial Tabulation.

      The settings told to you are needed when PDF are not opening on a system (PDF pop-up appears for a moment and then disappears), in this case links for tabulations, offers etc will be available but PDF will not open.

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  23. What is vendor file reference no ?

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    1. 'Vendor File Reference No' is a file no. for your reference e.g. you can make a file to keep the all documents and screenshots related to a particular tender and give this number to that file.

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  24. Dear Mr Patel as you have informed "For those tenders in which Tender Document Cost shown as 0.00 i.e. Limited, PAC, Bulletin Tenders, Railways not showing the bidding result to vendors"
    Actually this creates a lot of confusion regarding who is the L-1 bidder as there is no provision.

    Can you suggest that whom we should approach with our query that the results for all such tenders shall be made available to the participating vendors.

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  25. Pls help with following error: -

    PKI.010, had reinstalled jre1.6, the certificate is showing in the JRE but not able to create account on ireps. Kindly help.

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  26. my data not save& edit button always hide when I fill the tendor Please help me ....

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  27. I have been filing e tender for quite some time, since last couple of days have been having issues, there were no changes do the system.
    While filing e-tender( vendor), we are able to successfully submit EMD and while go thru the bid process ( ‘Enter to Bid’), upon entering the details and when click on button ‘sign & submit’ we are getting an error on page in the status bar, please find the below error message . Appreciate if anyone can help in this.

    System details: Windows 7 , IE 8

    Webpage error details

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.3; Tablet PC 2.0)
    Timestamp: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:48:56 UTC

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    1. Dear User,

      Use the Internet Explorer in compatibility mode to remove this error.

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  28. I have a special key mapped only for ireps tenders and after logging I get an error called runtime error. And my PKI client is 5.1 is compatible as per the IREPS settings. But now I dont know what else I can do. I use windows 7 ultimate and operating system is 32bit. I uninstalled the etoken software and tried as well
    And when I did that my settings got erased and now I get a login and authentication error
    Can someone guide me

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    1. Dear User,

      After installing the etoken driver make the browser settings as pr ireps system setting page.
      https://www.ireps.gov.in//html/helpdesk/system_settings.html
      After removing the token if you you see the your DSC in your browser then delete it and insert the token and try again to login.

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  29. Dear Sonu,

    We are trying to chage our old digital certiciate but not able to chage request you guide for the same

    Regards

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    1. Dear User,

      First import the public key of your new digital signature certificate to the 'Other People' in your browser. Now follow these steps:
      1. Login into your account.
      2. Click on 'View/Edit My Profile' link available in right navigation on user's home page.
      3. Click on 'Edit' button.
      4. Check the check box available next to 'Change Certificate'
      5. Now select the public key of new certificate from first pop-up
      6. and after that sect the old certificate to sign from second pop-up.
      7. If you got the message for successful updation then your certificate change successfully.
      Now work with your new Digital Signature Certificate.

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  30. One of the tender clauses is "Is SVC Applicable?".

    What does SVC stand for?

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    1. Dear User,

      SVC stands for Statutory Variation Clause.

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  31. Error Code : ADM.0161
    Message : Please Use Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate
    I get this message when try to register as new vendor please help

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    1. Dear User,

      Please check the following before registering on IREPS site as a vendor.

      1. IREPS site works perfectly only on Internet Explorer 6 to 9.
      2. You should have a valid Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate.
      3. Install the token driver and confirm that certificate shown in your browser with complete certificate path.
      4. To see certificate open Internet Explorer go to Tools>> internet Options>> Content>> Certificates>> Certificate should be shown here.
      5. Double click on the certificate and check the 'General' and 'Certification Path' tabs, there should be no cross/red sign.

      If you fulfill the above criteria then click on the 'New Vendor' link available on IREPS home page to register yourself as a vendor.

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  32. Facing a similar problem as mentioned above, the pop up for certificate appears and shows 'run time error' when selected.
    I am using IE version 8
    the digital signature is also class 3 verified.

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    1. Dear User,

      Please change the settings of your IE browser as given on system settings page and try again, open the below link in your browser to see the system settings.

      https://www.ireps.gov.in//html/helpdesk/system_settings.html

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  33. Hi, I am also getting 'runtime error' though I can view my certificate on line. I have changed security settings as advised on site, but the error message perists. Please guide.

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    1. Remove the certificate from the browser, reinsert the token and reopen the browser and try again.

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  34. Hi,

    I am trying to participate in tender, but I am getting error saying "You are not listed in the Vendors list associated with this tender."

    What do I do to get listed?

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    1. Please specify the tender number in which you want to participate.

      That tender may be a limited type tender and for limited tender only those vendors can participate which have been addressed for that tender.

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    2. Tender No. is 11140317 due date 04/07/2014.

      Please inform me the procedure to get listed and participate in other tenders.

      Also I would like to know how to find if any tender is limited or open to all?

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  35. Hi.I am unable to download technical specification always ,which is enclosed with tender ,due to which i have to leave all the tenders.Please help me out

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    1. Dear Manish,

      Can you specify the tender number for which you were not able to download the Technical Specification and what problem you were facing during download?

      Are you able to download the Tender Document?

      In case of open tender you need to pay the Tender document Cost to download the tender document and technical specification.

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  36. Dear
    in time of procurement of tender through IREPS the checklist option is not active. the activation sign is * . after complying all the fields successfully we can not comply with this checklist and ireps system do not permit us to go to next icon i.e financial offer. Thus we have missed many tenders in several times. The tender we are procuring currently is a limited tender and we have received this through valid mail id from the eastern railway.

    When we do other ireps tender the checklist remain as usual and active and there is no problem. But the problem arrive in case of limited tender we have approached to Ireps help desk and eastern railway also but there was no. particular solution. please help me...

    Thanking you

    From balaram roy

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    1. Dear Balaram,

      Please specify the tender number for which you are facing this problem. As you said you are facing this problem in case of limited tender only it means you are able to submit bid for other type of tenders i.e. advertise, PAC etc.

      Please confirm one more thing that you are facing this problem only for Eastern Railway's tenders or for other railways tenders also.

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    2. we only face this problem in case of eastern railway halishahar tender only and these are tender no,(1) 53140167A and 53140211 due on 03-07-14. (2)tender no.53140167 due on 09-06-2014 (3)53140085 due on 06-05-14 (4) 53140024A due on 28-04-2014. all are limited tender and we have received these through mail invitation from eastern railway.

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  38. Mr. patel a new ireps limited tender floated by Eastern railway halishahar . tender no. is 53140167B due on 22-07-2014 . after complying all the relevant field when we go to the option checklist it is showing without *asterisk mark and we can not go for financial rate page. please help. we have missed many tenders and blogged you earlier in the same matter.

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  40. manishJuly 07, 2014 12:28 AM
    Hi.I am unable to download technical specification always ,which is enclosed with tender ,due to which i have to leave all the tenders.Please help me out

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    Sonu PatelJuly 07, 2014 3:51 PM
    Dear Manish,

    Can you specify the tender number for which you were not able to download the Technical Specification and what problem you were facing during download?

    Are you able to download the Tender Document?

    In case of open tender you need to pay the Tender document Cost to download the tender document and technical specificat

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  41. Hi Mr Patel ,
    With contionous to our previous chatting dated July 7 2014 ,i still not able to download techincal data or tender documents ,whether i paid tender cost or not .Sometimes When i used to logged in through railway users (E.tender) then it will show tender doc or any other documents .

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  42. Hi,

    Could you pls tell me where should i deposit DD of the TDC amount for Northern Railways.

    I dont have any number / address.

    Pls reply.

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