Government E-Marketplace – Seller Registration Guide

Government E-Marketplace – Seller Registration Guide

To facilitate the procurement of goods and services online Government of India has started E-marketplace known as Gem Portal[1] or Government E-Marketplace. As in today’s economy, all Department of the Government, Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings requires goods and services with the help of Government E-Marketplace the transparency has been increased in all the Government transactions. And not only the transparency but also the efficiency of the transactions and procurement procedure has also been improved.

This Government E-Marketplace has been created by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology[2] along with its National E-Government Division. Ministry of Finance in its rule has authorized purchases from Gem.

What are the Products Sold by Government E-Marketplace?

Electronic Goods like photocopy machine, scanner, air conditioner, projectors, computers, desktop, tablet, computer accessories like mouse, printer, keyboard, and pen drive.

Purchases from Government:

If purchases are to be made by Government E-Marketplace then it can be made with the help of an authorized representative of the Central Govt. / State Govt. / Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Bodies. To be registered as a buyer on Gem there are certain details which are required to be filed that are:

  • Aadhar Number.
  • Contact Number.
  • E-Mail Address.
  • Digital Signature (Class 3)
  • Authorization Letter from their respective department.

What is the Procedure for Registering as a Seller?

For registering yourself as a seller you should fill the application online through the website of[3], the following documents shall be required while registering yourself as a seller:

  • PAN Card.
  • Udhyog Aadhar, COI or LLPIN.
  • Bank Account.
  • Proof of Address.
  • Proof of Identity.
  • Canceled Cheque.
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After the completion of the registration procedure t, the applicant is provided with GeM user ID and password to access the seller’s account. After the listing of the product s, Zeller is free to do the pricing of the product as per the cost involved. Once the pricing of the goods and services has been done the seller will receive the order on his dashboard. On receiving the order the seller will send the required service and will receive the payment for the same within 10 days through online banking.

What are the Benefits of Selling through Government E-Marketplace?

  • The seller can have direct contact with all the Government departments.
  • Consistent and uniform purchase procedure.
  • Timely payment is received.
  • Information on all the Government requirements.
  • Freedom from product registration.

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