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What is the Government e-Marketplace?

  • The Government e-Marketplace (GeM), is a dynamic, self-sustaining, and user-friendly portal hosted by Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal, where common user goods and services can be procured.
  • 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. GeM is a step in the direction of transforming the way..
  • .. in which procurement of goods and services is done by Government Ministries and Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and other apex autonomous bodies of the Central Government.
  • 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.
  • With minimal human interference, a completely paperless, cashless and system driven procurement of goods can be done through GeM.
  • Some of the GeM facilities:
  • Look, estimate, compare and buying facility on dynamic pricing basis.
  • Listing of products for individual, prescribed categories of Goods/ Services of common use.
  • Buying Goods and Services online, as and when required with transparency and ease of buying.
  • Continuous vendor rating system & user-friendly dash-board for buying and monitoring supplies and payments.
  • GeM provides the suppliers with direct access to all the government departments and a one-stop shop for marketing with minimal efforts, for bids / reverse auction on products/services.
  • For buyers a rich listing of products for individual categories of Goods/Services with the easy system of buying as and when required, online, at full transparency.

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