The Division of Public Enterprises (DPE) has written to all Central Ministries and Departments to get their Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) registered in Authorities e-Market (GeM).
DPE is one among six departments of Finance Ministry.
“All the executive Ministries/Departments are subsequently requested to suitably instruct their CPSEs having any services or products which can be bought by any Authorities division, to register themselves and their authorised resellers on GeM portal as sellers for such merchandise/ providers,” DPE mentioned in an workplace memorandum.
Loss in enterprise
This communication is the results of Finance Secretary TV Somnathan’s letter when he highlighted that throughout the quarterly overview assembly held within the Finance Ministry on March 22, it was knowledgeable that lots of the CPSEs are nonetheless not registered on GeM as sellers. “Absence of CPSEs on GeM as sellers reduces competitors and deprives the Authorities consumers the alternatives to get the aggressive costs. Concurrently, CPSEs might also be dropping enterprise alternatives arising from the Authorities consumers,” he mentioned.
Accordingly, he urged DPE to contemplate issuing directions to all CPSEs which have any product which can be bought by Authorities departments to get themselves registered on GeM. “It’s attainable that because of small worth bids, CPSEs themselves could not prefer to take part within the bidding course of on GeM, therefore CPSEs might also be directed to register their authorised resellers as effectively on GeM,” he mentioned.
As per Basic Monetary Guidelines (GFRs), 2017, it’s necessary for Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to make procurement of frequent use items and providers solely from GeM, if obtainable. Lots of the CPSEs are additionally sellers/service suppliers of products and providers to Authorities organisations.
GeM owes its genesis to the suggestions of two Teams of Secretaries made to the Prime Minister in January 2016. They advisable establishing of a devoted e-market for various items & providers procured or bought by Authorities/PSUs apart from reforming DGS&D (Directorate Basic of Provides and Items).
Subsequently, the finance minister in his Finances speech for FY2016-17, introduced establishing of a know-how pushed platform to facilitate procurement of products and providers by varied Ministries and companies of the Authorities.
The portal was launched on August 9, 2016, by the Commerce & Trade Minister. Procurement on GeM has been authorised by GFR by making mandatory adjustments in authorities guidelines.
Info obtainable on the web site of GeM says it has over 53,000 purchaser organisation and round 22 lakh sellers and providers suppliers. Over 16,000 classes of merchandise and 175 classes of providers can be found. As on date, it applied over 70 lakh orders with transaction worth of over 1.21 lakh crore. Over half of order worth was supplied by Medium and Small Enterprises.