How vendor assessment is done on Government e-Marketplace

How vendor assessment is done on Government e-Marketplace

Government e-Marketplace is a one stop solution for all your needs as a vendor.How? It is an interactive e-commerce portal where sellers and government buyers come together for the procurement of goods and services required by various government departments and public sectors. It is an initiative of our government to promote transparency in the procurement process. A manufacturer can put up his products on sale directly to the government without the hassle of a middleman.

Before doing that, a vendor has to get registered on the platform as a seller. Currently there are more than 8 lac sellers on the Government e-Marketplace. This registration process makes sure that the vendors are genuine. After the registration, vendors have to go through what is called vendor assessment. Let’s understand how vendor assessment is done.

Vendor assessment is done by two stages:

Desktop Assessment

A vendor has to be prepared with all the documents of his firm for this stage. These detailed documents and explanations are required to be filled by vendors in three broad level grouping:

  • Information Block
  • Details of Product
  • Details of Firm

When these details are appropriately filled, the relevant supporting documents can be uploaded. Vendors have to click the submit button after the upload. The Quality Council of India(QCI) will assign a SPOC for the vendor’s account to review the desktop assessment documents. If there is a requirement for further details, they will inform the seller so they can upload the data accordingly. This is a crucial stage in the assessment as without the clearance from this stage, video assessment will not be done. After the desktop assessment clearance, QCI will send a mail for Video Assessment

Video Assessment

This stage is done via an android app. In this stage, the whole manufacturing process will be assessed by the QCI team. They will cross checkthe data which has been submitted to them in the desktop assessment. A vendor has to be transparent and forthcoming in this stage. Only after a satisfactory video assessment, they qualify for the portal. The final vendor assessment report will be submitted by the QCI after video assessment. It will be uploaded in GeM Portal.After the assessment, OEM Dashboard will be enabled by GeMfor vendors. They can upload their products and services after that.

The vendor assessmentis a very important step after registration. Itis completely subject to the QCI. The vendor may be required to get ISO certification before doing so. This process might seem a bit tedious to new vendors.You need a partner to provide end to end services with a dedicated GeM manager who makes sure you get registered and assessed properly. Choose National Tenders for your GeM requirements. Contact us now.


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