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2 1. How much time is required for the new DSC to be recognised by the eProcurement portal ? At the time of enrollment in this e-Procurement portal, the Bidders should ensure that the status of DSC is active on this site. The activation of newly issued DSC may take up to 24 hrs. Hence users who are obtaining new DSCs should register at least 24 hrs in advance to avoid last minute problems in enrollment.

3 2. If the enrolled DSC gets expired and if I get a new DSC, how to map with the existing registered loginid ? a) STEP I - When old DSC has expired and user has got new DSC : If the enrolled DSC has expired, the system automatically inactivates the same and prompts for another DSC to be enrolled (afresh) at the next login. b) Step II -When old DSC is due for expiry and user has got new DSC : If the user wants to register with a new DSC, when the existing DSC is due for expiry, first login to the system with the Old DSC. Click on DSC information from the Dash board and click on remove. Then logout of the system. Now login again, the system prompts to enroll DSC and the new DSC can be enrolled. To be Continue.....

4 Caution : Never remove the Old encryption from the device. The old encryption certificates lying in the eToken must not be deleted. They should always be retained. Any of the tenders which have been configured with these old certificates as bid openers cannot be opened, if certificates have been deleted from the token.

5 3. Can I use the same DSC in enrolling for more than one loginid in the same site ? No, at any point of time only one DSC can be mapped with one user account.

6 4. I already have purchased one DSC for use in other etendering system. Can I use the same DSC for this portal ? Yes. As long as the DSC is valid and as per the requirements of the eProcurement portal, the same can be enrolled in this site.

7 5. What if my DSC gets blocked ? DSC gets blocked after certain no of unsuccessful attempts of entering the wrong PIN. A blocked DSC cannot be used in the e-tendering system unless it is unblocked. To unblock your DSC please contact the service provider who has issued the DSC.

8 6. When I Connect to the site with https:// I get an error message. How do I overcome this problem ? As per the IT Act, the site uses SSL certificate issued by CA, India. Few of the browsers trust the certificates and few of them are in the process of trusting the same. You may kindly download the Trust Chain from the download link and trust these once, (A write up on trusting is also made available in the downloads), after that these error messages will not appear.

9 7. Can International firm upload their proposals on e-procurement portal with DSC which is not issued by Indian firm/ not registered with this e-proc portal ? As per the IT ACT, this eprocurement portal does not allow to register any DSC issued by CAs other than Indian CAs. However, Some of our Certifying agencies issue DSC for foreigners without visiting India. The details of which are already made available under the Downloads link of this portal.

10 8. Can a foreign bidder or a foreign consultant get DSC from their respective country i.e. any country outside India ? No. The same is not allowed to be registered in this portal.

11 9. Can international consultant (out side India) get DSC through on line ? YES. Pl refer to the link (S.No. 13, DSC for Foreign Bidders under downloads). Hence the Foreign Bidder / Consultant can get the Indian DSC issued and participate in our tender without visiting India.


13 1. What is a Digital Signature Certificate? Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Examples of physical certificates are drivers' licenses, passports or membership cards. Certificates serve as a proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a driver's license identifies someone who can legally drive in a particular country. Likewise, a digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.

14 2. Why is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) required? Like physical documents are signed manually, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate. Transactions that are done using Internet if signed using a Digital Signature certicate becomes legally valid.

15 3. Who issues the Digital Signature Certificate? A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.

16 4. What are the different types of Digital Signature Certificates valid for eTendering programme ? The different types of Digital Signature Certificates are: Class 2: Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database. Class 3: This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity. NOTE: ( In eProcurement Site please use class 3 DSC)

17 5. What type of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is to be obtained for eFiling on the eTendering Portal? DSC of Class 3 category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) needs to be obtained for efiling on the eTendering Portal.

18 6. What is the cost of obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate? The cost of obtaining a digital signature certificate may vary as there are many entities issuing DSCs and their charges may differ. The approximate cost could vary between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000 depending on the number of years for which it is issued.

19 9. How much time do CAs take to issue a DSC? The time taken by Certifying Authorities to issue a DSC may vary from three to seven days.

20 10. What is the validity period of a Digital Signature Certificate? The Certifying Authorities are authorized to issue a Digital Signature Certificate with a validity of one or two years. The maximum period for which the DSC is issued is only two years. On the expiry of the term, the Digital Signature Certificate can be revalidated by paying the fees again.

21 11. What is the legal status of a Digital Signature? Digital Signatures are legally admissible in a Court of Law, as provided under the provisions of IT.

22 12. Is a company required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate in its own name for eTendering Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is not required by Companies but by individuals. For example the Director or the Authorized signatory signing on behalf of the Company requires a DSC.

23 13. Can I do e-filing of documents if I do not possess a DSC? No. It is mandatory to have a valid digital signature certificate for e-filing the forms on eTendering portal.


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