China Commissions E-Procurement Service

China has commissioned its electronic military procurement system as part of continuing reforms to boost private-sector involvement in defence programmes and enhance the transparency of defence acquisitions. The official Xinhua news agency announced the formal commissioning of the e-procurement system on 5 November and said it had been fully...

China has commissioned its electronic military procurement system as part of continuing reforms to boost private-sector involvement in defence programmes and enhance the transparency of defence acquisitions.

The official Xinhua news agency announced the formal commissioning of the e-procurement system on 5 November and said it had been fully operational since the beginning of the month.

Xinhua did not report how the e-procurement system could be accessed but it is likely to be through the two procurement portals – plap.cn and www.weain.mil.cn – that the Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), operate.

Xinhua said that following commissioning, a full range of procurement services are available online.

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