About Government E-Marketplace (GeM), Beta Release

DGS&D is tasked primarily with fixing Rate Contracts (RC) for common user items required by various Government organizations through an online e-procurement portal. Presently, it is being managed by two organized Group ‘A’ Services namely Indian Supply Service and Indian Inspection Service. DGS&D Rate Contracts are used by Central Government Ministries / Departments, PSUs and State Governments.

Based on recommendations of Group of Secretaries made to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government has decided that DGS&D will create a one stop Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to facilitate on line procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs. GeM will enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It will also provide the tools of e-bidding and reverse e-auction as well as demand aggregation to facilitate the government users to achieve the best value for the money. DGS&D is taking appropriate actions to align the existing rules to cater to GeM including swift payment to Suppliers / Sellers after successful delivery of Goods & Services. The Proof of Concept (POC) is being developed by DGS&D in association with NeGD (DeitY) for some Goods / Services namely Desktop Computers, Laptops, UPS, Air Conditioners and hiring of transport services. The POC for GeM will be opened for Central Government Departments and CPSUs located in Delhi / NCR. Depending on the experience, more Goods & Services will be offered and also will be extended to other parts of the country. After comprehensive study through a consultant followed by engaging a Managed Service Provider (MSP), a full-fledged version of GeM is likely to be positioned by March, 2017 by DGS&D. The purchases through GeM by Government users have been also authorized by Ministry of Finance by adding a new Rule No. 141-A in the General Financial Rules, 2005.

The existing DGS&D RC items can also be utilized by the user Departments as per their choice. DGS&D shall continue to expand its items as a parallel arrangement so that the users have the best options all the time.

GeM Advantages For Buyers

  • Rich listing of products for individual categories of Goods/Services
  • Search, Compare, Select and Buy facility
  • Buying Goods and Services online, as and when required.
  • Transparent and ease of buying
  • Continuous vendor rating system
  • User-friendly dash board for Buying and monitoring supplies and payments
  • Easy Return policy

GeM Advantages For Sellers

  • Direct access to all Government departments.
  • One stop shop for marketing with minimal efforts.
  • One stop shop for bids / reverse auction on products / services
  • New Product Suggestion facility available to Sellers
  • Dynamic pricing: Price can be changed based on market conditions
  • Seller friendly dashboard for selling and monitoring of supplies and payments
  • Consistent and uniform purchase procedures

Disclaimer for the GeM (Pilot Phase)

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the content on this GeM website / portal, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. GeM accepts no responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents. Users are advised to verify/check any information with the relevant government department(s) and/or other source(s), and to obtain any appropriate professional advice before acting on the information provided in the portal. In no event will the GeM be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this portal. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.