Central Medical Services Society (CMSS), a Central Procurement Agency of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 on 22-03-2012. CMSS will be responsible for procuring health sector goods in a transparent and cost-effective manner and distributing them to the State/UT Governments by setting up IT enabled supply chain infrastructure including State warehouses in 50 locations.
The main objective of CMSS will be to ensure uninterrupted supply of health sector goods to the State Governments. Rules and Regulations of CMSS have been framed. MoHFW is providing one time budgetary support of Rs.50 crores to enable establishment of CMSS.CMSS has been permitted to charge a service fee on the value of procurement to meet its operational expenses which should be well within an upper ceiling of 5% of the value of procurement.