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eID Service Interruption Dear EO eID User. Due to maintenance to the eID services on 02/12/2017 between 12:00hrs and 20:00hrs, economic operators making use of this service to log in to ePPS will experience a service disruption. 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 24/11/2017
Launching of the Updated ePPS Tender Preparation Tool Dear Economic Operator ePPS User. The ePPS Tender Preparation Tool (TPT) is now been updated in order for it not to be browser dependent. The new ePPS version will be deployed on the live environment on Wednesday, 19/07/2017 at 18:00hrs (Malta Time). What this means is that it can now be used through any browser, even those that do not support Java, like MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. After selecting the Tender option through the Shown CfT Menu, you will be asked to Accept and Confirm all of the above. As soon as this is done, the screen refreshes to display the View Tenders page containing the launch Tender Preparation button. As soon as this button is clicked the tool is launched and you will be asked to confirm your login credentials. As soon as this is done, the TPT and the Tender Structure launch. Filling in and submission can be carried out in the same way as was done in the previous version of the TPT. Reference is being made to the attached file containing instructions on how to log in to the TPT and launch the Tender Structure using the MS Windows and the four (4) most popular browsers used on this operating system. For other browsers running on MS Windows or any other operating system the process to be followed is similar but in case of difficulty you can contact the Department’s Customer Care either via e-mail at info.contracts@gov.mt or via telephone from Monday to Friday on +356 21220212 between 8.30am and 1.30pm. IT Unit, Department of Contracts. 21/11/2017
System Maintenance Activity We would like to kindly inform that we plan a scheduled maintenance upgrading the underlying infrastructure today, 28th September 2017. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced, from 18:00 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. 28/09/2017
System Maintenance Activity We would like to kindly inform that we plan a scheduled maintenance of our infrastructure today, 13th September 2017. Τhis forms part the ongoing ePPS optimizations, for upgrading the underlying infrastructure. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced, from 18:00 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. 13/09/2017
NESA 2017 Award The Department of Contracts wins one of the NESA 2017 awards. 23/08/2017 Department of Contracts NESA 2017 Award Winner.pdf
Tender Preparation Tool V5.0.1 and Java 8 Update 141 (Update) Dear EO EPPS User The News Item published on 21/07/2017 regarding the issue with the Tender Preparation Tool’s (TPT) Web Start and Java 8 Update 141 refers. The Department of Contracts would like to notify all EO EPPS Users that the issue has been resolved by the system developers and now the online TPT can be used normally on any browser. Any inconvenience is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 25/07/2017
Tender Preparation Tool V5.0.1 and Java 8 Update 141 Dear EO ePPS User. Further to the implementation of an update to the ePPS Tender Preparation Tool (TPT) last Wednesday (19/07/2017), an update was also carried out by Oracle to their Java software (updating it to - Java 8 Update 141). With this update, an issue arose with all applications that make use of Java Web Start which incidentally the updated TPT makes use of, where an error message is displayed when run. This issue is being monitored by this Department and the System Developer. Until further notice, in order to make submissions, the offline TPT must be used. Kindly see the attached file for instructions on how to download and extract the TPT. Instructions are also available on how to download the Tender Structure and open it through the TPT. Please note that if Java is not updated to Java 8 Update 141, the online TPT will run normally. Any inconvenience is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 21/07/2017 How to Download and Launch the Offline Tender Preparation Tool.pdf
eID Service Interruption Dear EO eID User. Due to maintenance to the eID services on 28/06/2017 between 19:00hrs and 01:00hrs (29/06/2017), economic operators making use of this service to log in to ePPS will experience a service disruption. 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 26/06/2017
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