Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)
Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to facilitate on line procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs.

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)  will enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It will also provide the tools of e-bidding and reverse e-auction as well as demand aggregation to facilitate the government users to achieve the best value for the money.

DGS&D is taking appropriate actions to align the existing rules to cater to GeM including swift payment to Suppliers / Sellers after successful delivery of Goods & Services. The Proof of Concept (POC) is being developed by DGS&D in association with NeGD (DeitY) for some Goods / Services namely Desktop Computers, Laptops, UPS, Air Conditioners and hiring of transport services.

The POC for GeM will be opened for Central Government Departments and CPSUs located in Delhi / NCR. Depending on the experience, more Goods & Services will be offered and also will be extended to other parts of the country. After comprehensive study through a consultant followed by engaging a Managed Service Provider (MSP), a full-fledged version of GeM is likely to be positioned by March, 2017 by DGS&D.

The purchases through GeM by Government users have been also authorized by Ministry of Finance by adding a new Rule No. 141-A in the General Financial Rules, 2005.

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The existing DGS&D RC items can also be utilized by the user Departments as per their choice. DGS&D shall continue to expand its items as a parallel arrangement so that the users have the best options all the time.

Government e-Marketplace (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

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Advantages 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

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