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Government tenders are one of the most promising and lucrative ways to grow your business. And getting a contract for NPCC tenders is a good way to begin. But how do you find relevant NPCC e tenders for your business? The simplest way is to register on the Central Public Procurement portal (CPPP) and NPCC portal to find tenders. But registering is not enough. You will have to find the right NPCC tender, check eligibility and tender details, and design a compelling tender response strategy to stand out from competitive and increase your chances of winning.

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Let’s take a closer look at how to find and apply for the right National Projects Construction Corporation Limited tender for your business and the opportunities that come with it.

How to find NPCC tenders?

NPCC stands for National Projects Construction Corporation Limited. It’s a Mini Ratna-I central Public Sector Enterprise and looks into infrastructural development projects in the country. The company is a subsidy of WAPCOS (since 2019-2020) and is an ISO 9001-2015 accredited PSU. It undertakes several projects including those on – roads and fencing work, bridge construction, dam work, pipeline projects, etc.

There are different ways to find the latest NPCC e tender opportunities for your business.

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Find NPCC tender on CPPP portal

You will have to visit the Homepage of the Central Public Procurement Portal to begin searching for NPCC tenders online.

  • Visit //eprocure.gov.in/cppp/
  • Select ‘eTenders for Central PSUs’ from the dropdown option on ‘Select Portal’
  • Click ‘OK’ on the portal and you will be navigated to a new window: //etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app
  • Click on ‘Tenders by Organisation’ on the left panel
  • Scroll down the list of Tender Inviting Authorities/Organisations till you reach National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (note this list is alphabetically arranged making it easy to find the relevant PSU)
  • Click on the ‘Tender Count’ number against it
  • View the NPCC eprocurement list with details on e-Publish date, opening and closing date, title and reference number, tender ID, and organisation chain
  • Click on the ‘Title and Ref. No./Tender ID’ and view the relevant NPCC tender details

For example, if you are looking for NPCC tender Odisha, you can scroll through the list of NPCC tenders and check the columns under Tender Title and Organisation Chain column. You can see the tender location there and click on the NPCC tenders in Odisha, i.e., location will be Bhubaneswar, Balasore or any other city in the state of Odisha.

Explore the NPCC website for tenders

You can also visit the official NPCC website and explore the ‘Tender Notice’ page to view the list of latest NPCC tender notices. You can view the Notice Inviting Tender No./Corrigendum No., name of the work, last date of sale of tender, last date of submission, and the download option.

You can even use the ‘Search’ box to enter specific details and filter your tender search results.

To view details, visit: /npcc.gov.in/

Note: You can use the ‘For all tender of CPPP portal click Here’ option to view tenders on the CPPP portal.

How to bid for NPCC e tenders online?

To apply for NPCC eprocurement opportunities you must register and login to the CPP portal for central PSUs. Here’s how:

Register for NPCC e-tender on CPP portal

The first step is the register on the portal. Remember, this portal lists tenders from different central PSUs. So, once you register on the portal and login, you can also explore tenders published by other PSUs and apply for those most suited to your business needs (for e.g., apply for DVC etenders).

To register, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the central PSU eprocurement system page: //etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app
  • Click on ‘Online Bidder Enrolment’ to begin (find it on the right panel)
  • Fill in the form with the requested details – Login ID (i.e., a valid email address), mobile number (you will receive OTPs for verification here), company details, contact details
  • Add the captcha and click ‘Submit’
  • Receive the verification code, enter details, create password for your account
  • Wait for the acknowledgement number on profile registered
  • Login using your newly created Login ID and password

Note: All fields marked with * are mandatory; Login ID (i.e., email) once created cannot be modified; email for correspondence can be the same as Login ID email

Login to the portal for eTenders NPCC

Once you have registered on the portal you can login to find NPCC eProcurement tenders for you. Remember, the first time you login to the portal, you will have to map your Class III Digital Signature Certificate to your account. It is recommended therefore that you acquire your DSC from a certifying authority in advance and have it downloaded on your laptop/system.

To login to the portal to access NPCC e tenders, follow the steps below:

  • Visit //etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app
  • Click on ‘Click here to Login’ on the right to open the login page
  • Enter Login ID, password, captcha and click ‘Proceed’

If your DSC is mapped, you have now logged in to your profile and can check NPCC e tender details, download the tender document PDF and more. If you haven’t mapped your DSC, you will be prompted to map it at this stage. Remember, DSC once mapped to a specific account cannot be mapped to another account. For more information on DSC, please check the ‘Information About DSC’ section on the main page.

When you login, you can visit your profile and upload important documents. This will reduce time and give you quick access to common documents you need for e-tendering. Check this list of documents for e-tendering to understand which are the commonly requested documents for government tender projects.

How to apply for NPCC tenders?

To apply for a tender, you must have your documents ready and understand the requirements of the specific NPCC e-tender you wish to apply for. Listed below are some of the general steps for applying to any government tenders and can be used as a reference.

  • You will first need to find the right tender opportunity by downloading the tender documents and reading through the tender details to understand if this is the right opportunity for you. (Also read how to find and prepare tender documents)
  • Pay attention to the tender requirements w.r.t. qualifications, type of work, tender fees and EMD, opening and closing dates, tender value, eligibility requirements etc. These will help you to shortlist tenders that are not suitable for you.
  • If you have selected a tender to apply for, then start preparing the tender documents for submission. Prepare a draft as per the specifications, review it, and then start updating the details on the website. Note – If you are new to tendering or don’t have the resources for helping you write compelling tender bid proposals, you can avail bid management services for the same.
  • Take note of any specifications related to the tender feed and EMD, the BOQ and any technical documents. In most cases, often applications are disqualified because of not meeting the specifications.
  • Once your tender response is prepared, finalise the tender quote. Keep it competitive and value for money.
  • Review your application thoroughly and submit it by clicking on the Freeze Bid button.
  • Ensure that you submit the application before the closing date to avoid any technical glitches.
  • Once you submit your bid, you will receive an acknowledgement message and number. Keep it handy for any reference in the future.

Checking tender status for NPCC eProc tenders

Once you have applied for a National Projects Construction Corporation Limited tender, it’s natural for you to check the status of your application. Here’s how you can check the tender status:

Option 1:

  • Log in to your profile
  • Check the status of your application

Option 2:

  • Visit the eProc page and click on ‘Tenders Status’:gov.in/eprocure/app?page=WebTenderStatusLists&service=page
  • Check the status of a tender using either keywords, organisation, or tender ID
  • Enter the captcha and click on ‘Search’

Tendering for small businesses

Whether you are a SME or startup or enterprise, government contract can be a great boost to business growth. Today, the government is encouraging SMEs and start-ups to participate in government tenders, to enable them to grow their business. Portals like the Government e Marketplace (GeM) are further facilitating direct selling and creating an opportunity for buyer and sellers to find and sell their products.

As a business owner, this is a great time for you to give tendering a try. Understand the key requirements, prepare your bid, and get started. If your application gets rejected, take feedback and prepare better for the next opportunity.

Sohini Banerjee

Sohini is a seasoned content writer with 12 years’ experience in developing marketing and business content across multiple formats. At Tata nexarc, she leverages her skills in crafting curated content on the Indian MSME sector, steel procurement, and logistics. In her personal time, she enjoys reading fiction and being up-to-date on trends in digital marketing and the Indian business ecosystem.