Overview of GEM Registration
Government e-marketplace (GEM Registration) is an online platform for public procurement introduced by the Commerce and Industry Minister on 9th August 2016, under Allocation of Business Rules, 1961. The Government of India (GOI) under Make in India has made it mandatory for all of its departments to source goods and services from its e-marketplace. The Government of India introduced this portal to acquire stores. One can sell his products to Government Departments and also buy products on Government E-marketplace (GEM) portal. It is mandatory for Government Offices to buy stocks from this GEM Portal. Only such persons who have obtained the GEM Registration can sell or buy on GEM Portal. There are two types of GEM Registrations, one for buyers and another for sellers. The objective behind GEM is to guarantee effectiveness, transparency, and swiftness in procuring supplies of goods and services.
It is an entirely paperless, cashless and technology plus system-driven e-market that enables procurement of common use of goods and services with minimal human interface. It has various features such as:
Government E-Marketplace (GEM)
The GEM, Government E-Marketplace, is an e-commerce portal under the Government of India. It is an online platform for sellers and Government buyers to facilitate the procurement of goods and services required by various departments or organisations of Government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Facilities of GEM
The following are facilities of the GEM Portal:
Pre-requisites for GEM Registration
The pre-requisites for GEM Registration are as follows:
Benefits of GEM Registration
The benefits of obtaining Registration at the GEM Portal are as follows:
Benefits for Buyers
Benefits for Sellers
Documents for GEM Registration
The documents required for GEM Registration are as follows:
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Procedure for GEM Registration
The GEM Registration process is as follows:
Applicant registers on GEM Portal as seller or buyer and creates an account.
- Fill up Application Form
The applicant fills up the form with correct information and uploads all required documents.
- Submission of Application Form
Then applicant submits the Application Form at the GEM official portal.
- Approval of Form
Then the application form submitted at the GEM Portal is approved by the appropriate department.
- Registration Complete
After approval from the department, the Registration is complete.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are two types of Registration, the first one is Primary Registration which is for buyers, and another one is Secondary Registration is for sellers.
The pre-requisites for Secondary User Registration are Aadhar number, mobile number and registered email id.
The key tasks of a primary user are as follows:
- Filing organisation details
- Creation or modification of secondary users
- Monitoring of orders placed
- Administration of GEM procurements
- Transfer of primary user account, in case he gets transferred or retires.
A person who verifies all the primary user details is a verifying authority. Any officer of the same rank or one rank lower or higher can register as verifying authority.
Reverse Auction validity is a period during which Seller Offer is valid from the Reverse Auction end date. The buyer needs to award the order within the Reverse Auction Offer Validity Period.
The main reasons for product rejections are:
- The model number cannot be verified
- The product listed in the wrong category
- Invalid price range
- Wrong images uploaded
- Force fitting the technical parameters.
SAHAY is an online platform which provides a load against orders and accepted invoices to sellers. Proprietors registered as Sellers on GEM Portal opt for SAHAY.
All auctions are published publicly other than limited auctions. Auction starts and is strictly conducted between the auctioneer and qualified bidders. Post-auction, the result is made public to everyone.