What is GeM?

GeM's full form is Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online platform for public procurement of goods and services by central and state government organizations.

Public procurement has always been an essential part of government activities. The government’s intention behind introducing GeM was to enhance transparency, efficiency, and speed in public procurement.

GeM provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction, and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users, achieve the best value for their money.

Benefits of Registering on GeM Portal

  • Access to National Public Procurement Market
  • Special provisions and sections for startups, MSMEs, and Emporium products
  • Fully online, paperless, and contactless platform
  • Multiple invoices for a single order
  • Easy access to participate in bids/ reverse auction
  • The clock has been enabled in RA to display the remaining time for seller participation
  • All sellers will be shown reasons for rejection
  • Seller friendly dashboard for monitoring supplies & payments
  • Seller belonging to North-East states and J&K are exempted from ITR at the time of bid participation
  • Dynamic Pricing - Price can be changed based on market conditions
  • Direct access to Government departments and their organizations
  • Preference given to DPIIT recognised startups to boost startups in India

What are the documents required for GeM Registration?

The following documents are required for GEM registration:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Udyog Adhaar or MSME certificate
  3. GST registration certificate
  4. Mobile No. and Email Id
  5. Cancelled cheque copy
  6. Aadhaar Card of applicant
  7. If necessary, other supporting documents such as photos, a product list, etc.