It is a paperless, cashless, and system-driven e-marketplace designed to facilitate the procurement of common-use goods and services with minimal human interaction.
GeM was established based on recommendations from two Groups of Secretaries in January 2016.
These recommendations proposed the creation of a dedicated e-marketplace for goods and services purchased or sold by the government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
The goal was to modernize procurement practices and reduce the need for the Director-General of Supply and Disposal (DGS&D).
The platform was developed with technical support from the National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
GeM aims to streamline the procurement process, enhance transparency, and minimize human intervention in government procurement.
Over the years, GeM has proven beneficial to both buyers and sellers. Sellers on the platform have gained access to regular buyers, received bulk orders, and improved security.
For buyers, GeM has reduced procurement timelines, increased transparency, and allowed for fair competition. The platform has also led to significant savings in procurement costs for various government agencies.
GeM ensures quality assurance through a defined process for vendor and product onboarding. It has facilitated billions of transactions, making it a crucial tool in government procurement.
The continuous effort of GeM is to engage with stakeholders, address challenges, and further improve the platform’s functionality. The platform has become an integral part of government procurement, promoting efficiency and transparency in the process.
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