GOVERNMENT E-MARKETPLACE | GEM REGISTRATION IN RANCHI
Government E-Marketplace or GeM is a portal to facilitate online procurement of goods and services required by various government departments, organizations and public sector undertakings in India. The Government E-Marketplace has been introduced to enhance transparency in government purchases, improve efficiency and speedup procurement. In this article, we look at the process for registering as a seller on the Government E-Marketplace. For any query regarding Gem registration in Ranchi contact us @ 8789896859
Products & Services Sold on Government E-Marketplace:
Currently, the following products and services are sold on the Government E-Marketplace:
4.Computer Accessories like Mouse, Keyboards, External Hard Disk Drives, RAM, Pen Drive, Power Bank.
5.Bar Code Scanners
1.A4 (210mm X 297mm)
*Multi Media Projectors
*UPS (Line Interactive and on-line)
*Packaged drinking water
In addition to the above products, services like transportation services are also being currently tested on the Government E-Marketplace.
Selling to the Government:
Authorised representatives of Central Government Departments, State Government Department, Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous bodies can purchase through the Government E-Marketplace or GeM. The Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals has authorised officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and equivalent for purchasing through GeM. Further, authorised officers can further authorise other officers of their Department to purchase on the Government Marketplace portal. For a Government officer to be registered as a buyer on the Government E-Marketplace, the following details are required:
3.Official or NIC email
4.Class 3 Signature Certificate
5.Authorisation of competent authority of their Department
Purchasing Powers of Government Officers:
Any authorised officer making a purchase of upto Rs. 50000/- can purchase a product through any of the available suppliers on the GeM, meeting the requisite quality, specification and delivery period. In case of purchase above Rs.50,000, the Government office must choose the supplier having lowest price amongst the available suppliers on the GeM, meeting the requisite quality, specification and delivery period. GeM has also provided tools for online bidding and online reverse auction which can be used by the purchaser.
Any sellers who manufacturers or markets genuine products or delivers services can become a seller on the Government E-Marketplace. Sellers on the Government E-Marketplace must have the following documents to be registered:
2.Udyog Adhaar or Company Registration or LLP Registration
3.VAT/TIN Number (if applicable)
4.Bank Account & supporting KYC documents
7.Cancelled cheque copy
Procedure for Registration:
To become a seller on the Government E-Marketplace, register your business through one of the following links:
*Manufactures or traders can register here
*Service providers can register here
The process for registration is simple and once registered, a GeM user id and password is provided to access the seller account. Through the seller account, the seller or service provider can list the products or services offered by them along with the pricing. The seller is free to set the price of the product as per his/her costing. But its important to include in the final price, the cost for logistics, packing & taxes, duties etc. along with a suitable margin to arrive at the Selling Price on all inclusive basis, indicating percentage of Excise Duty, Service Tax & CST/VAT as applicable, with delivery at site basis.
Advantages of Selling on the Government E-Marketplace:
Government of India is one of the largest purchaser of goods and services in India, spending lakhs of crores. However, most SMEs and Startups in India have been unable to sell to the Government due to cumbersome procedures and delays in payment. The Government E-Marketplace or GeM aims at disrupting the current system and introducing a clean and efficient mechanism for Government purchases. Hence, its important for all businesses to be registered on the Government E-Marketplace and make the Government a customer. The following are some of the additional benefits of being a seller on the Government E-Marketplace:
1.Direct access to all Govt. departments.
2.One stop marketing place with minimal marketing efforts.
3.No need to watch for tenders of different govt. departments: Once you offer your product, Govt. 4.Departments would themselves approach you.
5.Freedom from product registration: No need to run for product and model registration etc.
6.Products accepted against supplier’s guarantee / warrantee and generally free from regular 7.consignment inspection testing and evaluation procedures.
8.Freedom from fixed specifications: No need to customize to given specifications. Market your product with all features defined by you. Update and upgrade products as soon and as many times as you find it necessary.
9.Dynamic pricing – price can be changed based on market conditions – no fixed price for whole year – no fear of fluctuation of raw material prices or exchange rate variations.
10.Dynamic product listing – no need to run for model up-gradation / changes. List your latest products and market them based on features and your competitive prices.
11.Get complete information of all Govt. requirements through Annual Procurement Plans.
12.Timely payment guaranteed.
13.Consistent and uniform purchase procedures and terms and conditions of contract.