Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (Online Tenders)
RCAI Class 3 Certificate for Individuals with Organisation Name
The new RCAI Class 3 Certificate for Individuals with Organisation Name is a Unique digital certificate product, which permits the certificate holder to have his Organisation Name Published in his personal certificate. These certificates are issued only to individual persons who are authorised to represent their organisations for internet-based transactions.
This product identifies not only the certificate holder, but also the organisation where the certificate holder is employed. This provides the relying party greater confidence to trust the certificate and the transaction carried out.
The RCAI Class 3 Certificate for Individuals with Organisation Name can be used for creating digital signatures and as proof of identity in high value transactions.
Certificates are stored on USB tokens
In order to purchase this certificate, the applicant must personally present himself before an authority approved by SafeScrypt who will identify the applicant on behalf of SafeScrypt. The identification will be based on, at a minimum, a well recognized form of government-issued photo identitification and one other identification credential. The applicant must also provide documentation to prove the validity of the organisation he is employed with and his employment status with that organisation.
SafeScrypt reserves the right to decide which specific forms of identification would be acceptable for validation. In the absence of a government issued identification, SafeScrypt may prescribe alternate methods of validation.
Some e-governance Portals
1. DGS&D and e-Procurement
The Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) e-Procurement Project is the flagship e-Governance initiative of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India in association with the World Bank. This project has emerged as the best alternative to provide fair procurement practices in government departments. E-Procurement would greatly benefit the government entities by simplifying and speeding up the tender evaluation process with increased transparency and wider competition. This would also enhance the image of the organization in particular and government functioning in general.
Facilities in e-Procurement Portal
- All operations to be performed online in web based electronic mode to facilitate interaction with Manufacturers, Suppliers, Indenters and other Users.
- DGS&D site contains tender notices, tender enquiries, documents, terms and conditions, rate contracts, policies and procedures, circulars, forms – freely downloadable.
- Electronic tendering of bids and offers.
- Placement of supply orders.
- Application and issue of registration certificates.
- Inspection call and generation of inspection notes.
- Payment to suppliers
- Monitoring and generation of reports
One of the pre-requisites of a user is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), obtained from a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) like SafeScrypt. A DSC is required to digitally sign electronic forms. Certifying Authorities in India are licensed under the Indian Information Technology Act (IT Act 2000) to issue DSCs. A Digital Signature affixed via a DSC is recognized by the Indian IT Act which is equivalent to a physical signature.
What is DGS&D CERT?
DGS&D CERT is a Digital Signature Certificate that is equivalent to a digital identity, which helps to uniquely identify you to the DGS&D portal on the Internet. A Digital Signature is to an electronic form what a handwritten signature is to a paper form.
For security reason your DGS&DCERT should be stored on a hardware device such as a cryptographic USB token. You simply need to plug the token into the USB port of your computer and perform your signing operation.
2. Northern Railway Vendors e-Procurement - Northern Railway
Northern Railway's EPS Software Provider has tied-up with SafeScrypt Limited to provide Digital Certificate to the Vendors of Northern Railways.
To facilitate e-Procurement, Northern Railway is enabling Digital Certificate based access for its Vendors. The Vendors using the Digital Certificate issued by SafeScrypt will access the e-Procurement Portal to participate in e-procurement.
The participation in e-Procurement through Northern Railway's website, will be limited to Vendors who have acquired a Digital Signature Certificate as per the Indian IT Act 2000. To interact with the e-Procurement portal of Northern Railway, Vendors will require possessing a legally valid Digital Certificate from SafeScrypt.
The type of Certificate from SafeScrypt approved by Northern Railway for its e-procurement process is a RCAI Class 3 for Individuals with Organisation Name.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has rolled out its e-procurement initiative for its global vendor community, a first-of-its-kind initiative in India.
To participate in the e-tendering process, every vendor is required to use a Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate from a Certifying Authority (CA) in India licensed by the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) under the Indian IT Act 2000. SafeScrypt, an affiliate of VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in India, is India’s first Licensed Certifying Authority.
It is SafeScrypt's privilege to be associated with ONGC in this prestigious initiative - both as the PKI technology enabler of ONGC’s e-procurement application as well as a provider of legally valid Digital Signature Certificates to ONGC employees and vendors.
The participating vendor would use these digital signature certificates to digitally sign documents (such as Price Bid and Unpriced Technical Bids) and submit them online to ONGC as responses to the tenders published online.
To improve efficiency and transparency in procurement process, IFFCO has launched its e-Procurement Initiative – a Web based electronic Procurement system.
The system is designed in such a manner that IFFCO vendors can submit bids online using Digital Certificates. For participation in e-Procurement on IFFCO’s website, a vendor would be required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate as per the Indian IT Act 2000 from a licensed Certifying Authority like SafeScrypt.
The type of Certificate from SafeScrypt approved by IFFCO for its e-procurement process is a RCAI Class 3 for Individuals with Organisation Name.
5. AIR INDIA
Materials Management Department, Air India has implemented Oracle based ERP system for procurement and inventory control. Air India intends to activate its E-Procurement module for Non-Aviation products and services. For participation in the e-procurement, it is necessary to obtain Class 3 (WITH ORG NAME) Digital Certificate authorized by Controller of Certifying Authorities under Government of India IT Act 2000. Digital Certificates shall be used to access the website and authenticate the Vendors. All those who are interested in doing business with AIR INDIA should obtain the digital certificates and submit the same to AIR INDIA.
The participation in e-Procurement through Air India website will be limited to Vendors who have acquired a Digital Signature Certificate as per the Indian IT Act 2000. To interact with the e-Procurement portal of Air India, Vendors will require possessing a legally valid Digital Certificate from certifying authority such as SafeScrypt.
6. Central Public Works Department (CPWD)
The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), is the principal agency of the Government of India for creation and maintenance of all Central Government assets excluding those belonging to Railways, Defence, Communication, Atomic Energy, Airports (National and International) and All India Radio. CPWD was created in July 1854 when the then Governor General, Lord Dalhousie, decided to set up a central agency for execution of 'Public Works'. Ajmer Provincial Division was the first unit to be created and it executed many works including famine relief. However, the present form of CPWD was created in 1930. Central Public Works Department handles a wide range of projects pertaining to Housing and Office space and complexes, Hospitals, Workshops and Factories, Hostels and Hotels, Food Grain storage structures, Roads, National Highways, Bridges and Flyovers, Airports, Computer Centers, Environmental and other utility services. It also executes Border Fencing, Flood lighting and Road projects in difficult terrain and under hostile conditions along the Indo Pak and Indo-Bangladesh border. It is an organization which can render the most comprehensive services in the field of planning, designing, construction and maintenance management, for all Civil Engineering projects with Total QualityAssurance.
Tender Wizard is an exclusive, most vibrant end to end solution for buying / selling of products and services through tendering process. It supports A - Z activities of tendering based on proactive work flow concept. Fine details of tendering like vendor registration, tender announcement and corrigendum, tender form processing, opening, negotiation and tender awarding are supported in a real time interactive environment. Tender Wizard creates a true dynamic market place for both buyers and vendors to interact with each other and transact business.
7. Municipal Corporation of Delhi
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is among the largest municipal bodies in the world providing civic services to more than estimated population of 13.78 million citizens in the capital city. It is next only to Tokyo in terms of area. Within its jurisdiction are some of the most densely populated areas in the world. It has also the unique distinction of providing civic services to rural and urban villages, Resettlement Colonies, regularized unauthorized colonies, JJ Squatter Settlements, slum 'basties, private 'katras' etc. MCD came into existence on the 7th of April, 1958 under and Act of Parliament. Since then, the Municipal Body has always been alive in its constitution and functioning to the growing needs of citizens. The Amendment of 1993 in the Act brought about fundamental changes in composition, functions, governance and administration of the Corporation. The entire MCD area is divided into 12 Zones. The Citizens' representatives in the corporation, namely councilors are always approachable for removal of grievances .
8. Tenders Delhi
The eSubmission Tender System of NCT of Delhi enables the Tenderers to download the Tender Schedule free of cost and then submit the bids online through this portal. The latest Tender documents issued by various Government Departments, Directorates, Organisations, Institutions and local bodies of NCT of Delhi are listed here