No Government buyer Central/State/CPSU/Autonomous body/Academic Institute/Local Bodies etc. shall place any order at GeM prices outside GeM. Buyers shall note that prices on GeM are only applicable if the procurement is made through GeM portal. Using GeM prices for procurement outside GeM portal is strictly prohibited. Such action will violate the basic principles of transparency and accountability enshrined in GeM. If done outside GeM the laid down procedure for tendering should be followed.