Public Procurement is the purchase of merchandise and ventures for the benefit of a public authority and structures a critical part of a Government campaign. The Government e-Marketplace (GeM), propelled on 9 August 2016 is a one of a kind one-stop portal for online procurement of products and enterprises of common use by all Government divisions, public sector, and associations is an intense and successful advance in changing the manner by which Government Procurement is done.
GeM is a result of the proposals of the Group of Secretaries to the Hon’ble Prime Minister. With the complete value of procurement surpassing more than INR 5 lakh crore for each annum, GeM could be a distinct advantage for Government-industry transactions. By infusing productivity and transparency in the general public procurement system and planning to check illegal practices by lessening authoritative interface, the Government has introduced huge basic changes in the procurement process by propelling the GeM platform
GeM is a best in class public procurement platform that utilizes innovation to evacuate entry barriers for dealers and has made a lively commercial center with a wide scope of merchandise and enterprises. By encouraging industry and business people to work with the Government, GeM extraordinarily adds to India’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings. By and by there are in excess of 300000 products, 47279 dealers and 18230 purchaser associations related/enrolled with GeM. As GeM has taken the whole procedure of public procurement on the web, it is additionally a platform in a digital journey of India.
For advancing manufacturing and services with the end goal of upgrading employment and revenue and support the Make in India initiative, the Government issued Public Procurement Order amid June 2017, under which buy inclination will be given to local providers in all procurement attempted by securing elements.
GeM to sustain the Indian MSME sector
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) segment is the foundation of the Indian economy and assumes an essential job in the advancement of the nation’s industrial sector just as generally speaking, financial development of the nation. Specifically, MSMEs contribute around 7% of the manufacturing GDP, 33.4% of the manufacturing output and give work to around 120 million individuals in the nation.
GeM is an extraordinary platform to help the MSME sector. By encouraging business between the Government, Industry and business visionaries on the web, GeM helps in enhancing the quality and proficiency of the products and services on offer, especially the ones sourced from the MSME sector
The MSMEs can offer for market tenders free of expense through the e-Procurement entrance. This would permit MSMEs to effectively take an interest in different Government Procurement programs. This would likewise empower the Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs) to accomplish the obligatory 20% acquirement from SMEs as stipulated in the Procurement Policy of 2012 and further add to the development of MSMEs.
The Government has attempted a few activities lately to improve the development of the MSME division, for example, the “Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana” under which advances of up to Rs. 10 lakh are given too little/small scale business ventures with the assistance of banks and Micro Finance Institutions, with the target of making an eco-framework to encourage innovative exercises and strengthen the financial development of small scale enterprises. In excess of 8 million loans have been given out under this plan, with youth rising as employment makers instead of job searchers.
Further, the Government likewise launched the MSME Samadhan Portal amid October 2017 to determine issues if there should arise an occurrence of postponed payments to MSMEs. The MSMEs under this plan can enroll their cases online which would be taken up by the concerned Micro and Small Enterprise Facilitation Council (MSEFC), to be built up by the state governments.
Most as of late, on 8 December 2017, the Government launched the MSME Sambandh Portal, to screen the execution of Public Procurement from MSMEs by Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). The MSMEs would have the capacity to get to the data about different items through this online entry. The base 20% obligatory acquisition of all our products and services created by MSMEs by Central Government Departments/CPSEs could likewise be surveyed viably through this entry. By and large, the framework will improve the simplicity of working together for MSMEs and along these lines give a further lift to the Government’s Make in India initiative.
Role of GeM in Facilitating Public Procurement
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) marked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GeM with the goals of advancing trade among GeM and its providers, resolve any issues looked by the providers and bring issues to light about GeM related issues. The assertion likewise encourages Industry to all the more likely understand the necessities of the purchasers.
Remembering these destinations, CII facilitated a two day National Public Procurement Conclave in the organization with GeM amid 11-12 December 2017 in New Delhi. A data sharing and B2B platform for purchasers and vendors, the meeting included workshops, specialized sessions, an exhibition of products and services and B2B meetings with purchasers and dealers that gave a chance to purchasers and merchants to associate with each other, share their experiences and take profitable bits of knowledge and learnings on public procurement.
GeM is a win-win circumstance for both the providers and the Government and will urge enterprises to get to the extensive market of merchandise and enterprises requested by the Government and make it less demanding to work with agencies and departments. Industry sleets this incredible initiative by the Government to improve purchaser dealer investment and is focused on spreading awareness about GeM as its collaborator and help industry bodies and the Government through its different initiatives