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Mozilla Firefox 52 and Java With the release of the new version by Mozilla of their browser, Firefox (Version 52), it is being brought to your attention that this browser no longer supports Java applets. This means that the Tender Preparation Tool (TPT) will not launch when using this version of Firefox. Please see the attached file for further instructions on how you can use the TPT with Mozilla Firefox. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 10/03/2017 Issue with Mozilla Firefox 52.pdf
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators The Department of Contracts would like to inform you that the deployment of the new ePPS version has been completed and a new Tender Preparation Tool is now available. In this regard, it is important that all Economic Operators who are in the process of creating their tender offers to stop using the old TPT and instead start using the new TPT. There may be instances where you may have already uploaded some offers before this deployment in respect of calls for tenders planned to close in the coming days. As already communicated, it is not necessary to replace tenders submitted with new ones. On the other hand, if you started to prepare your tender offer using the old TPT, saved as draft and now try to submit your offer following the deployment of the new ePPS version the offer will be rejected by the System and you will be duly notified. For your information no calls for quotations/tenders have been scheduled to close before Monday 27th February 2017. While any inconvenience is regretted, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. IT Unit Department of Contracts 21/02/2017
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators With reference to the manual notification of Monday 30th January 2017 on the same subject, we have been informed by the Supplier of the System that as a precautionary measure and in order to avoid any misconfiguration of the system during the weekend, the deployment of the new ePPS version in the live environment will be carried out on Monday 20th February 2017 instead of Friday 17th February 2017. All the other content of the said notification and FAQ remains unchanged. 03/02/2017
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators The Department of Contracts would like to inform you about the deployment of a new version of the ePPS to be carried out in the evening of Friday 17th February 2017. It is envisaged that there will not be any compatibility issues in relation to tenders already submitted through the present ePPS version and therefore you need not re-submit your offers using the new Tender Preparation Tool (TPT). On the other hand, if you start preparing your tender offer using the present TPT, save as draft and eventually try to submit your offer following the deployment of the new ePPS version, the offer will be rejected by the System and you will be duly notified. For your information no calls for quotations/tenders have been scheduled to close between Monday 20th February 2017 and Friday 24th February 2017. The new ePPS version implements all the provisions of the new EU Directives including improvements to purely electronic tools such as the Dynamic Purchasing System, while at the same time introducing new procedures which complement existing ones. Essentially, the new version makes it easier for EOs to submit their offer when using the online TPT through a new ‘pack and upload’ functionality. With this communication we are attaching an FAQ related to the subject matter. Everyone, and in particular new users, are encouraged to participate in one of the hands-on workshops which are regularly organised by the Department of Contracts in coordination with the Institute for Public Services. Your cooperation in respect of the above is greatly appreciated IT Unit Department of Contracts 30/01/2017 FAQ - EOs.pdf
Scheduled Maintenance We would like to kindly inform you that a scheduled maintenance of our infrastructure will take place this weekend. Τhis forms part the ongoing ePPS optimization, for better management of the storage system. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced. During these interruptions, the respective Maintenance Page will be displayed. We will endeavor to minimize the service interruptions and apologize for any inconvenience these might cause. 24/01/2017
System Maintenance Activity We would like to kindly inform that we plan a scheduled maintenance of our infrastructure today, 19th January 2017. Τhis forms part the ongoing ePPS optimizations, for better management of the storage system. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced, from 18:30 CET till 19:00 CET (roughly). During these interruptions, the respective Maintenance Page will be displayed. We will endeavor to minimize the service interruption and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 19/01/2017
Service Interruptions Due to scheduled maintenance to the system, we would like to inform you that there will be service interruptions today, 14/10/2016, between 18:00 CET till 18:15 CET. During these interruptions, the respective Maintenance Page will be displayed. We will endeavor to minimize the service interruption and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 14/10/2016
NESA 2016 Award The Department of Contracts wins one of the NESA 2016 awards. 27/06/2016 Department of Contracts NESA 2016 Award Winner.pdf
Limited Customer Care Service between 08-10/06/2016 Dear ePPS User The Department of Contracts staff will be attending for training on the ePPS between the 8th and 10th June 2016, both dates included (all day). During this period the Customer Care service provided by the Department will be limited and only provided through the generic e-mail address at info.contracts@gov.mt. Particularly for Economic Operators, in order to avoid unneccessary inconvenience when submitting their offers, it is advised that submissions for CfTs with a Closing Date that falls within the indicated dates are made well in advance. Your cooperation on this matter will be greatly appreciated. Regards IT Unit, Department of Contracts. 26/05/2016
eID Service Interruption Dear EO eID User. Due to maintenance to the eID services on 09/05/2016 between 19:00hrs and 21:00hrs, economic operators making use of this service to log in to ePPS may experience some performance degradation. Economic operators who do not make use of the eID service to access ePPS will not be affected. All documentation will still be available for your perusal. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 05/05/2016