Department Of Public Enterprises And SCOPE Organize ‘Interactive Workshop On Procurement By CPSUs Through GeM

The program was attended by more than 300 senior officials from over 100 CPSUs from across the country

Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), in association with Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), organized an ‘Interactive Workshop on Procurement by CPSEs through Government e-Marketplace (GeM).’ Shri Prashant Kumar Singh, IAS, CEO, GeM; Shri Animesh Bharti, Economic Adviser, DPE and Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE addressed the inaugural session of the workshop. The program was attended by more than 300 senior officials from over 100 CPSUs from across the country.

Shri Prashant Kumar Singh, in his address, commended DPE and SCOPE for conducting the workshop on a pertinent subject and shared that the growth of GeM has been phenomenal, owing to the participation of its stakeholders including CPSEs. He further added that as GeM facilitates a transparent and efficient public procurement process, CPSEs must work towards enhancing their GeM utilization ratio, and assured of continued support.

Shri Atul Sobti said that procurement is one of the most important aspects of a business as it determines not only financial prudence but also goodwill of the business. He emphasized that owing to PSEs’ presence in strategic sectors, effective procurement becomes imperative for ensuring cost optimization and quality assurance.

Shri Animesh Bharti shared that the aim of the workshop was to guide and apprise participants on procurement and advised CPSEs, that achieving the target in procurement through GeM is very important.

The interactive workshop saw deliberations on GeM outlook for 2023-24, new features & functionalities introduced in GeM to make it simple and user-friendly for CPSEs. GeM officials also highlighted the strong growth trajectory of GeM while recognizing contribution made by CPSEs. The workshop also provided a platform to representatives of CPSEs to raise their issues and concerns relating to Product, Services, Payments, integration and post-contract management before GeM Officials and get the same resolved.

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