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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT THROUGH GeM

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an end-to-end procurement system, which is technology driven, paperless, and cashless. It provides the tools for e-Bidding, Reverse e-Auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government and users to achieve the best value for their money. It is an important initiative by the government to promote 'Maximum Governance Minimum Government', 'Make in India' and 'Digital India'.

 

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a national public portal to make the procurement simpler. GeM is aimed at changing the outdated procurement methods of Government and source right products / services at right price, at right time, from right source of right quality and in right quantity. The GeM portal is currently being used by almost all departments/ organisations of Central Government, 23 States & Union Territories. The Government of India has made GeM mandatory for products and services available on it, to all the Central Government ministries, departments and central government organisations. The purchases through GeM by Government users have been authorised and made mandatory by Ministry of Finance by adding a new Rule No. 149 in the General Financial Rules, 2017.

USP of GeM

Ease of Doing Business

  1. Single window for participating in bids / reverse auction on products / services
  2. Consistent and uniform purchase procedures
  3. Online interface for contract signing, order fulfillment, invoicing & payment tracking
  4. Policies in place to ensure prompt payments

Easy of Reach

  1. Single platform to reach out to all Government departments.
  2. One-stop shop for marketing with minimal efforts
  3. Product Suggestion facility available to Sellers to promote newly launched products

Ease of management

  1. Dynamic pricing: Price can be changed based on market conditions
  2. Seller friendly dashboard for selling, and monitoring of supplies and payments

Sellers can register under two categories-

a. OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)

b.Authorised channel partner(s)/resellers and e- Marketplaces

  • One Seller cannot represent more than one OEM
  • All entities registering as sellers must be GST compliant
  • For product registration, one needs to have all specifications, product details and good quality images readily available before initiating the registration process (proposed product prices should be inclusive of all taxes, duties & levies etc. as applicable)

            Industry is advised to register as a seller on the GeM Portal and start selling the products and services to Government Buyers without any hassle.

Steps to Register on GeM

  1. Go to https://gem.gov.in/register/provider/register
  2. Fill up the form with complete information and click on Create Account
  3. Mention the Mobile number linked to your Adhaar card
  4. Verify your account with the OTP received on the mobile number provided
  5. You will see the next screen confirming the Registration is successful
  6. You will now receive an e-mail on the e-mail ID you have registered
  7. Please click on verify email to activate the account
  8. Once activated, Log in to the account and provide all the information (Organisation Details, Payment methods etc) mentioned on the left side of the screen
  9. Link your Adhaar card with the account created to be able to make any transaction and verify with the OTP received on the Adhaar linked Mobile number

For Seller registration you can watch the step-by-step training video: https://gem.gov.in/trainingMaterial

For guidelines/FAQs visit:  https://gem.gov.in/userFaqs

[Issue: 1, January-February 2018]

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