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Government e-Marketplace (GeM)



  Apr 04, 2024

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)


 
1.What is the Government e-Marketplace (GeM)?

The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) inder Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is a digital procurement platform designed to facilitate online procurement of goods and services by various government departments, organizations, and public sector units in India. It aims to enhance transparency,efficiency, and speed in the government procurement process.

2. Who can use GeM?

GeM is utilized by government buyers for procurement needs and by sellers including small and mediumenterprises (SMEs), startups, and large corporations to offer their products and services to the government.

3. How does GeM benefit sellers?

GeM provides direct access to government procurement, enabling sellers to list their products and services without intermediaries. It opens up a large market, ensures timely payments, and fosters an equitable opportunity for all sellers, particularly benefiting MSMEs and startups.

4. Can anyone register as a seller on GeM?

Yes, manufacturers, service providers, and traders can register as sellers on GeM, provided they meetthe criteria set by the platform, including necessary certifications and compliance with the terms and conditions of GeM.

5. What kind of products and services can be procured through GeM?

GeM facilitates the procurement of a wide range of products and services, from office supplies andvehicles to utility services and software, covering almost every requirement of government operations.

6. How does GeM ensure the quality of products and services?

GeM incorporates user ratings and feedback for products and services. It conducts verification and duediligence processes to ensure that only genuine and high-quality products and services are listed.

7. What are the payment terms for transactions on GeM?

Payment terms are predefined on GeM, with efforts to ensure timely payment to sellers. The terms mayvary depending on the nature of the procurement and the specific contract.

8. How does GeM contribute to the Make in India initiative?

By prioritizing and facilitating the procurement of goods and services produced in India, GeM supportsthe Make in India initiative, encouraging domestic manufacturing and service provision.

9. What are the future plans for GeM?

GeM is continuously evolving, with plans to expand its reach, enhance its platform, and introduce newfeatures to further streamline the procurement process. This includes improving user experience,enhancing security measures, and incorporating advanced analytics.


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