A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is essential for companies and organizations that take part or intend to take part in eTendering processes on various Government sites. Besides enabling eTendering which is extremely convenient and transparent, a Digital Signature Certificate also ensure greater security in other online transactions.
e-Procurement facilitates, integrates, and streamlines procurement processes. From buyer to supplier and even back. Approved under the Information Technology Act, and with legal status, a Digital Signature Certificate is essential for all e-Procurement processes.
Applying for a government tender online has many advantages. Since documents are uploaded to a central site, acknowledgements and receipts are provided immediately. Which is not the case with paper documents that need to be scanned and verified before being processed.
e-Procurement has gained significant popularity and acceptance as it brings greater transparency to the whole system. Among other benefits, it helps buyers and bidders overcome geographical limitations, reduce procurement cycles, and overall helps keep pace with present technology.
Any organisation that is looking to apply for any Government eTender needs to have a Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate registered in the name of a representative who is authorised to submit online offers for e-Tendering applications.
A Digital Signature Certificate authenticates your identity electronically. It also provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by ensuring absolute privacy of the information exchanged using a digital certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt information such that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign information to assure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your identity as the sender of the message.
You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:
For Ltd./Private Limited, instead of Certificate of Incorporation, You can provide one of these - MOA, Sales Tax Registration, Service Tax Registration, Latest bank statement of company or any other Business License
For Partnership Firm, instead of Partnership deed, You can provide one of these - Sales Tax Registration, Service Tax Registration, Latest bank statement of company and any others Business License
For Proprietorship, instead of Valid Business License, You can provide one of these - Sales Tax Registration, Service Tax Registration, Latest bank statement of company, CA Certificate or any other Business License
For Society/ Firm, instead of Constitution of Society/Firm, You can provide one of these - Sales Tax Registration, Service Tax Registration, Latest bank statement of company or any other Business License
* - Authorization Letter and List of Director/Partner/Trustee must be on letter head. In case of other then Proprietorship, Authorization letter should be sign by any other Director/Partner/Trustee, not by applicant.