GEM Samvaad: GEM launches National Outreach Programme
Government e-commerce portal GeM has launched a national outreach programme called ‘GeM Samvaad’, to bring on-board more local sellers. The outreach programme will take place from 19 Dec 2019 to 17 Feb 2020 and will cover all States and Union Territories (UTs) of the country. It was launched by Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan in New Delhi.
GeM Samvaad outreach programme will involve local sellers and stakeholders across the country to facilitate on-boarding of local sellers on marketplace while catering to specific requirements as well as procurement needs of buyers. Through GeM Samvaad marketplace is also looking forward to receive feedback from users which would be used for making improvements and advancements in system.
About Government e Marketplace (GeM)
It is the national public procurement portal that offers end to end solutions for all procurement needs of Central and State Government Departments, autonomous institutions, Public Sector Units (PSUs) and local bodies. GeM was launched on 9 August 2016 and since its commencement, it has transformed public procurement in India by leveraging technology and making procurement contactless, paperless, and cashless.
It just three years, GeM has over 15 lakh products and nearly 20,000 services, over 3 lakh registered sellers and service providers, over 40,000 Government buyer organizations and has processed more than 28 lakh orders worth Rs.40,000 crores in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) out of which 50% has been transacted by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
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