Govt e-Marketplace launches national outreach program 'GeM Samvaad'

New Delhi: A national outreach Programme ‘GeM Samvaad’ was launched by Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Chairman of GeM in New Delhi today. The outreach programme will take place with stakeholders across the country and with local sellers in order to facilitate on-boarding of local sellers on the marketplace while catering to the specific requirements and procurement needs of buyers.

The outreach programme will take place from 19 Dec 2019 to 17 Feb 2020, and will cover all the States and UTs of the country.

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is the national public procurement portal offering end-to-end solutions for all procurement needs of Central and State Government Departments, PSUs, autonomous institutions and local bodies through technology, making procurement contactless, paperless, and cashless.

The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has more than 15 lakh products and around 20,000 services, more than 3 lakh registered sellers and service providers, and more than 40,000 Government buyer organizations. In its three year journey, GeM has processed more than 28 lakh orders worth Rs. 40,000 crores in Gross Merchandise Value out of which 50% has been transacted by MSMEs.

State Departments and Organizations, and Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been using GeM for their buying needs. Sellers from the State are also benefiting through access to the national public procurement market using the portal.

Through GeM Samvaad, the marketplace is looking to receiving feedback from users which will be used for making improvements and advancements in the system, said the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in a Press communication.

The schedule for GeM Samvaad is available on the GeM website.


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