Saturday, November 1, 2008

SPIO To Be One-Stop Portal For State Tenders: SLA

Source : The Business Times, October 31, 2008

THE Singapore Land Authority (SLA) said yesterday that from tomorrow onwards, state tenders will be launched only on its State Property Online Information (SPIO) portal.

Such tenders were previously posted on both the Government Electronic Business Portal (GeBIZ) and SPIO.

SLA said the move is aimed at providing a seamless and one-stop information update on state tenders, which include sites for office, commercial, food and beverage, education, lifestyle, residential, industrial, civic, community and institutional use.

The statutory board said it recently revamped its website sg - and users can now follow the stages of the state tender, download all tender documents and check what properties are up for tender.

They can also check when tenders open and close, the bids for each property, and finally the tender results and final award.

A new archival feature of past tender information allows users to do market comparisons for more informed investment decisions.

The enhanced SPIO also includes better categorisation of information through building types - that is, whole buildings, residential units, office units, retail units.

It is easier to find out which properties are available at a click.

Members of the public can also view and rent properties that are available for residential use, such as black-and-white bungalows, apartments, semi-detached and terraces through SLA's open bidding system.

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