The reformation of the Procurement Regime aimed at bringing good governance through transparency, accountability and value for money the E-Auction process was introduced. In 2006 WASA began their journey with the E-Auction process. This brought with it tremendous success not only monetary but shared learning with the development of a cross functional team comprising of persons throughout the Authority in areas such as Purchasing & Supply, Business Services, Operations, Legal, Audit and Finance etc.

What is E-Auction?

E-Auction is an invitation from the buyers’ organization to multiple sellers or dealers to quote for an offered quantity of products on-line. This can be done through a facilitator who ensures ethics, security and integrity of E-Auction process.

E-Auction Task Force

The creation of the E-Auction Task Force was formed under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance. The Team developed combined purchase Events with various state entities so as to create and share the learning so as to realize the automatic savings that comes with it. Some items procured collectively include paper, computer and personal protective equipment. The Team work have been on-going since then and so far forty state enterprises have either participated or were trained in the E-Auction process together with the training of over two hundred suppliers both local and foreign.

Events over the years:


  • Pipes and Fittings
  • Chemicals
  • Computers

2007 - 2008

  • Pipes and Fittings
  • Chemicals
  • Generators
  • Equipment rental
  • Computers/Hard Note Books
  • Gas Fuse Tanks
  • Paper
  • Heavy Dutty Vehicles
  • Flow Meters etc.

2009 - 2010

  • Supply & Install Meters
  • Construction of Offices
  • Bottle Mounted Chlorinators
  • Printers
  • Wirewall Fencing & Gate
  • Refurbishment Works
  • High Voltage Switches


TT$20 M TT$33 M TT$21.6 M