To facilitate the procurement of goods and services online Government of India has started E-market place known as Gem Portal 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 Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with its National E-Government Division. Ministry of Finance in its rule has authorized purchases from Gem.
Electronic Good like photocopy machine, scanner, air conditioner, projectors, computers, desktop, tablet, computer accessories like mouse, printer, keyboard and pen drive.
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:
For registering yourself as a seller you should fill the application online through the website of www.gem.gov.in, following documents shall be required while registering yourself as a seller:
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 have 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.