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 GeM is aimed at changing the outdated procurement methods of Government and source right products / services at right price, at right time, from right source of right quality and in right quantity.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
Easy of Reach
Ease of management
Sellers can register under two categories-
a. OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
b.Authorised channel partner(s)/resellers and e- Marketplaces
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
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]