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When you apply to Maharashtra government tenders and register on the Maharashtra eProcurement portal you open new growth opportunities for your business. As per the Central Public Procurement portal homepage, Maharashtra ranked 2nd for value of tenders among all states/UTs, with tenders worth ₹17,173 crores (Sep 2023) – (Source: CPP portal, Sep’23). In this article, we will look at how you can find maha e tender, fill tender online Maharashtra, register on the Mahatenders portal (mahatenders in gov) and find tenders in Maharashtra state that meet your business needs. (Also read about how to register your business on the CPP eProcurement system portal to find tenders).

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Tenders

As a business owner, if you want to start bidding and stand a chance to win Maharashtra government contracts, then getting your business registered on the Tender Maharashtra portal (mahatenders.gov.in) is the first place to begin. In this article will help you to learn:

  • How to register on Mahatenders eProcurement platform
  • The bidder enrolment process for Mahatenders (i.e., mahatenders.gov.in)
  • How to enrol Digital Signature Certificate on Maharashtra eProcurement portal

How to find Mahatenders online?

In the state of Maharashtra, thousands of eTenders are floated every month inviting application from all eligible bidders. These tenders can be found on the maha tender portal and other private tender websites for you to explore.

The mahatenders.gov.in registration process is simple, straightforward and can be done online. You will have to keep specific documents handy to ensure seamless registration.Before discussing how to register for Tenders Maharashtra, let us understand how to find tenders in Maharastra online.

Option 1: Visit The Maharastra Govt Tenders Information System or ‘Tenders Maharashtra‘ page

  • Visit the Tenders Maharashtra page: mahatenders.gov.in/nicgep/app
  • Browse tenders by organisation, location, classification or any other (left panel)
  • Find Latest Tenders and Corrigendums on the homepage
  • Use the Search function on the top navigation menu, or search for ‘Active Tenders’ and ‘Tenders by Closing Date’
  • Click ‘Advanced Search’ option on the right panel for specific tender search

Option 2:

In general, all tender announcements can be viewed on mahatenders gov portal. You will however have to browse through the details to find the ones relevant to your business. With Tenders on Tata nexarc we simplify the process. You can take a subscription, fill in Tender Watch, and get email notifications on relevant tenders from Maharashtra state. You can also view tender details, download documents, and avail expert bidding assistance for tender application. Try now.

(Also read: Top industry tenders in India and Top state tenders in India)

How to register on mahatenders.gov.in

The Manahrashtra eProcurement portal allows all visitors to find and view tender details without registration. However, if you wish to apply for Mahatenders, you will have to complete the mahatenders.gov.in registration process and login. Let us look at how to register for maha e tender portal:

  • Click on ‘Online Bidder Enrollment’ on the right-hand menu
  • Enter a valid email address for ‘Login ID’ and a valid mobile phone number (ensure you enter an active email id and mobile number as OTPs for verification and further communications/notifications will be shared here)
  • Fill in all details under ‘Company Details’ such as company name, registration number, registered address with city, state, postal code, type of bidder, PAN/TAN number, etc.
  • Update details under ‘Contact Details’ for contact person’s name, designation, date of birth, phone number
  • Check that all mandatory fields are filled in and details are entered correctly (for typos or fields missed), enter the captcha, and click on ‘Submit’
  • Enter the OTP received on the provided email address and mobile number
  • Create a new password for your account, enter captcha, and click on ‘Submit’ to complete the Mahatender online bidder registration process
  • View the message on screen confirming your registration
  • Visit the homepage and click on ‘Click here to Login’ to login to your newly created account
You have now completed mahatenders.gov.in maharashtra registration and can login to your account using your credentials. Ensure you have a Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and have Java installed on your laptop/desktop (try online installation option).

Points to keep in mind for bidding enrolment on Mahatenders:

  • Login ID once generated for mahatenders portal cannot be changed
  • All mandatory fields marked as (*) must be filled
  • If you had created an account previously, but do not remember the credentials, select the ‘Forgot Password’ option to continue using the same credentials
  • You may use the same email address as Login ID and for correspondence
  • If you check as ‘Preferential Bidder’, you get the option to select a ‘Preference Category’ from the dropdown (i.e., MSME)
  • Ensure to complete the MSME registration process to avail benefits as a MSME
  • For ‘Registration Number’ you may use your MSME Udyam registration number or GST number (this will be required during mahatenders.gov.in registration)
  • For company ‘Legal Status’ select the suitable option from the dropdown (e.g., partnership, limited company, joint venture, etc.)
  • For ‘Company Category’ select the suitable option from the dropdown (remember, if you select options for micros, small, and medium business, relevant documents/registration numbers have to be provided)
  • In all cases, select ‘Others’ if you cannot find the right option for your business
  • For PAN/TAN number you may enter a temporary number
  • It may take a few seconds to receive the OTP (if not received on time, you will have to start again)

Note: Once your profile is created on the maha e tender portal, you can update your details from time to time. However, you cannot update your User name.

How to upload DSC for Maharashtra tenders online

Vendor registration on the Tenders Maharashtra platform (mahatenders.gov.in) is a crucial step in your journey. After registering your business, you can easily browse through the latest tender section to find relevant tenders, or even explore the options to filter and search for tenders by organisation, location, and classification for more tender options. Since all government tenders are available on the public domain, you can even view tender documents and download files to read. However, if you want to participate in the tender bidding process, you will have to login and upload a valid DSC class III.

DSC registration for Mahatenders eProcurement

To upload the DSC into the Mahatenders eProcurement platform you will first have to login to the platform using your login credentials (Login ID and Password) that you created when registering for Mahatenders.

To upload the Digital Signature Certificate, simply:

  • Click on the ‘Signing Certificate’ option on the page (applicable if your DSC is not enrolled)
  • Follow the instructions and select the suitable commands
  • Select the DSC you want to upload (the DSC should be saved on your system) and click ‘OK’
  • Wait for the confirmation message

Your DSC is now enrolled on the Maharashtra Government Tenders Information System portal and you can start searching for tenders and applying to the ones suitable to you. DSC mapped to one account on mahatenders gov cannot be mapped to any other.

How to apply for Mahatenders?

The next question you are likely to ask is: How to fill tender online Mharashtra portal?

The bidding process for Maharashtra tenders is simple. As a general guideline, follow the steps below:

  • Complete the registration process on mahatenders in gov
  • Login to your account using your credentials
  • Find the tender you want to apply for
  • Download the tender notice and go through the tender details
  • Check tender eligibility criteria and requirements and start collating all documents required
  • Pay the EMD and tender fees (if applicable), write your tender proposal and fill the BOQ without modifying it
  • Review your details and upload all documents as a single file
  • Click on Freeze Bid or similar to submit your tender application

You will receive a bid submission number and acknowledgement number that confirms that you maha tender application has been received.

Find Maharashtra eTenders for your business

This guide to registering for Mahatenders eProcurement should help you to get your business registered on the portal. Every month, there are thousands of new business opportunities available in Maharashtra state and bidding for the right tender can be a great way to boost your business growth.

To find a tender that matches your business need, you can use the search functionality and find tenders. You can find details on tender ID, opening and closing dates, tender fees, tender type, work description, and all information related to the tender notice that you need to start bidding for tenders.

You can also click on ‘Contact Us’ for Mahatenders contact number (i.e., 24×7 help desk numbers) for any assistance via phone or write an email. You can also read the FAQs and Bidders Manual Kit and other resources available on the eProcurement portal to help you get started with the eTendering process for Mahatenders.

(This article was originally published in Feb, 2023 and updated in Oct 2023 for relevancy)

FAQs

Find answers to these popular queries on Mahatenders eProc.

What is a DSC?

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are secure electronic keys/signatures that validates an individual’s identity for all online transactions. These are issued by Certifying Authorities (CA) and are mandatory for several statutory processes, including tender submission process, GST, etc. Some of the noted Certifying Authorities for DSCs are: NIC, SafeScrypt, (n) mode Solutions, e-Mudhra, Vsign (Verasys) etc.

Why you need a Digital Signature Certificate for eTenders in Maharashtra?

Since the eProcurement process has moved online, every activity is carried out digitally. As such, as a bidder, you will have to download tender requirements documents, fill them up and upload them in the requested format, fill in the BOQ, save the files as specified and upload the file, etc. within the specified dates. You will also need to sign documents electronically – and that is where the DSC is useful. When signatures are required, simply select the sign option to add your signature to the document and have it validated.

How to create login ID for Mahatenders?

To create a login ID for Mahatenders, you will first have to register your business. To register:
  • Visit 'Tenders Maharashtra page'
  • Click on 'Online Bidder Enrollment'
  • Fill in all the details, ensure email ID and mobile number are correct, enter captcha
  • Enter OTP received, create password
To login:
  • Visit 'Tenders Maharashtra page'
  • Click on 'Click here to Login'
  • Enter login ID created, password and captcha
  • Click on 'Proceed'

How to download tender information document from Mahatenders portal?

The process to download tender document PDF is the same across the CPPP and related state/PSU portals. For Mahatender document download, you can:
  • Open the tender details link on the website
  • Scroll to the Tender Notice PDF
  • Download PDF and Zip file (this will contain the BOQ)
You can learn more about how to view and prepare tender documents here.

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.