A comprehensive training regarding Government e-Marketplace (GeM) 3.0 procurement & processes was organized at the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida campus on June 11, 2018.
GeM is a national portal to make the public procurement transparent and simpler. Envisaged by the Government of India, GeM strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving technological challenges and stakeholder aspirations.
This portal is currently used by almost all departments / organisations of the Central Government. Organisations from 23 States / UTs are already using GeM.
Following the directives of the Government of India which has made procurement of products and services available on GeM mandatory to all the Central Government Ministries, Departments and Central Government organisations, FDDI is also doing its entire procurement of products and services through this national portal.
This comprehensive training, on the latest version i.e. GeM 3.0 was conducted by the Business facilitator, GeM, Mr. Manender Singh from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM which was attended by all the staff members of all the campuses dealing with procurement of products and services.
Elaborating about the GeM portal, Mr. Singh briefed about the various products/services on offer from multiple sellers, market based bunching of products and services, Direct Purchase / e bid /Reverse Auction (RA), Integrated Payment System, Provision of easy return policy, Efficient vendor rating system, Role-based dashboard for buying, monitoring supplies and payments etc.
Believing that transparency is a key safeguard against corruption which aids in the improvement of competition, FDDI places a strong emphasis on it and maintains transparency in all its operation including procurement of products and services too.