Government e-Marketplace : GeM Registration

Government e-Marketplace : GeM Registration

GeM eliminates human interface in vendor registration, order placement and payment processing, to a great extent. Being an open platform, GeM offers no entry barriers to bonafide suppliers who wish to do business with the Government. At every step, SMS and e-Mail notifications are sent to both buyer, his/her head of organization, paying authorities as well as sellers. Online, cashless and time bound payment on GeM is facilitated through integration with PFMS and State Bank Multi Option System (SBMOPS); web-services integration is being extended to payment systems of Railways, Defence, major PSUs and State Governments. Seamless processes and online time-bound payment, which is also mandated by the Department of Expenditure, has given confidence to the vendors and reduced their 'administrative' cost involved in pursuing officers for timely payment.

GeM is a short form of one stop Government e-Market Place hosted by DGS&D where common user goods and services can be procured. GeM is dynamic, self sustaining and user friendly portal for making procurement by Government officers.

Public procurement forms a very important part of Government activity and reform in Public Procurement is one of the top priorities of the present Government. Government e-Marketplace (GeM - gem.gov.in) is a very bold step of the Government with the aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is done by the Government Ministries and Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and other apex autonomous bodies of the Central Government.

 

Government e-Marketplace owes its genesis to the recommendations of two Groups of Secretaries made to the Prime Minister in January 2016. They recommended setting up of a dedicated e-market for different goods & services procured or sold by Government/PSUs besides reforming DGS&D. Subsequently, the Finance Minister in his Budget speech for FY 2016-17, announced setting up of a technology driven platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government.

DGS&D with technical support of National eGovernance Division (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has developed GeM portal for procurement of both Products & Services. The portal was launched on 9th August 2016 by the Commerce & Industry Minister. Procurement on GeM has been authorized by General Financial Rules by making necessary changes in government rules. Presently more than 7400 products in about 150 product categories and hiring of transport service are available on GeM POC portal. Transactions for more than Rs 140 Crore have already been processed through GeM.

GeM is a completely paperless, cashless and system driven e-market place that enables procurement of common use goods and services with minimal human interface.

 

GEM ADVANTAGES



For Buyers

·         Rich listing of products for individual categories of Goods/Services

·         Search, Compare, Select and Buy facility

·         Buying Goods and Services online, as and when required.

·         Transparent and ease of buying

·         Continuous vendor rating system

·         User-friendly dash board for Buying and monitoring supplies and payments

·         Easy Return policy

 

For Sellers

·         Direct access to all Government departments.

·         One stop shop for marketing with minimal efforts.

·         One stop shop for bids / reverse auction on products / services

·         New Product Suggestion facility available to Sellers

·         Dynamic pricing: Price can be changed based on market conditions

·         Seller friendly dashboard for selling and monitoring of supplies and payments

·         Consistent and uniform purchase procedures

 

GeM Facilities

 

·         Listing of products for individual, prescribed categories of Goods/ Services of common use

·         Look, estimate, compare and buying facility on dynamic pricing basis.

·         Market place buying of majority of common User Items.

·         Buying Goods and Services online, as and when required.

·         Single window system for aggregating demands and ordering

·         Transparency and ease of buying

·         Useful for low value buying and also for bulk buying at competitive price using Reverse Auction/ e-bidding.

·         Continuous vendor rating system.

·         User friendly dash board for buying and monitoring supplies and payments

·         Return policy