NVCC & DIC conduct workshop on ‘GeM’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Nov 2017 09:37:23


Business Bureau,

Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) in association with District Industries Center, (DIC) Nagpur organised a workshop on ‘Government e-Market Place (GeM)’ launched for Government procurement since late 2016.

At the outset Hemant Gandhi, President NVCC welcomed Gajendra Bharti, General Manager, DIC, Nagpur with flower bouquet and requested him to enlighten the gathering about GeM, the initiative by Government to bring transparency in its purchases amounting to about Rs 4 lakh crores per annum.

Gajendra Bharti provided minute details of GeM portal, in lucid language with the aid of short video film and power point presentation. He said that the portal is just like any other e-commerce portal to bring the purchasers (government organizations) and suppliers on one transparent platform. Government has made it mandatory for all Ministries/ Departments to procure goods and services through GeM.

“As per Government directions purchases up to Rs 50,000 can be done through any of the available suppliers on GeM who meets the requisite specifications, purchases above Rs Rs 50,000 and up to Rs 3 can be made from seller having lowest price amongst the available sellers on GeM by using tools for online bidding or reverse auction available on the GeM and for purchases above of Rs 3 lakh it is mandatory to be procured from the supplier having lowest price meeting the requisite specifications and obtaining bids, using on-line bidding or reverse auction tool provided on ‘GeM’, he added.

Bharti also informed that the process of registration on GeM is simple and easy to complete, once registration is done, suppliers from any part of the country can supply good and services to any Government department/office without any one-to-one interaction between buyer and seller.

Gandhi, in his concluding remarks appealed business community to register with GeM and avail the benefits of Government supply to enhance prospect of their business. Farooquie Akbani, Joint Secretary proposed vote of thanks. Present were Past Presidents Prafulbhai Doshi, Dipen Agrawal; Arjundas Ahuja, Vice-President; A Raju Vyas, both vice-presidents; Sanja K Agrawal, Secretary; Sachin Puniyani, Treasurer and others.