The pandemic has severely impacted economic and social progress throughout the world. Amid CoVID-19, digital technologies have played a significant role, in their diverse forms, providing solutions for addressing the crisis, offering innovative ways for achieving desired outputs, and keeping connected.
“Government e-Marketplace” (GeM) – set up as the National Public Procurement Portal in 2016, has played an imminent role, during this challenging time in keeping the momentum of public procurement machinery by providing a unified, transparent, efficient, and accountable public procurement system.
Further, as per Rule 149 of the GFR-2017, the Government has made procurement of Goods and Services by Ministries/ Departments of Central and State Governments mandatory through the GeM platform. Envisaged by the Government of India, under the aegis of Digital India Mission, GeM strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving technological challenges and stakeholder aspirations.
GeM has now introduced GeM 4.0, a more robust, flexible e-marketplace with an intuitive User Interface (UI) to make procurement simpler than ever.
I am happy to inform you that in order to further strengthen the engagement and participation of industry in GeM platform, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with GeM is organizing the 5th Edition of National Public Procurement Conclave (NPPC) 2021 - A digital exhibition and conference “Driving technology-enabled government procurement -towards efficiency, transparency, and inclusiveness” on the anniversary of GeM Establishment Day on 9 August 2021 at 10 am through CII Hive Digital Platform.
NPPC brings together a host of Buyers/Sellers and the stalwarts of the industry with the massive opportunities in the Public Procurement sector. It offers opportunities to interact with more than 900 buyers/sellers across sectors along with more than 3000+ Public Procurement Managers from different Government Departments and PSUs across different states and Union Territory.