by Shailesh Yadav
Paris [France]June 18 (ANI): Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online platform for public procurement in India, has presented its success story at VivaTech, Europe’s largest technology and entrepreneurship event in Paris.
The four-day event brings together visionary start-ups, investors, organisations, researchers, corporations and talent from around the world who demonstrate the use of technology and innovation to advance human well-being.
During the panel discussion, GeM CEO and CFO Satya Narayan Meena highlighted strategies to unlock technology’s full potential to advance human well-being, emphasizing the platform’s role in promoting equitable access.
Meena told ANI that participation in VivaTech 2023 demonstrates how digital platforms created with a strategy and clear intent to reinvigorate and reimagine legacy processes can bring lasting change to countries and underserved populations. VivaTech 2023 provides GeM with a platform to showcase its achievements on a global platform.
Meena said the inauguration of the India Pavilion at VivaTech provided a landmark opportunity for GeM to showcase its commitment to a paradigm shift in India’s public procurement ecosystem through the use of technology, process digitization, digital integration and analytics for all stakeholders stories of success.
GeM was established in 2016 as a digital tool in the national interest. It is an end-to-end digital ecosystem that enables government buyers and private sellers to conduct procurement activities in a fair and competitive manner. It is based on the pillars of making government systems in public procurement markets more efficient, transparent and inclusive.
Since the organization’s inception, close to 1.5 lakh orders have been placed through the platform with a cumulative gross merchandise value of over Rs 4.2 lakh. In FY22-23 alone, GeM has crossed the milestone of Rs 2 trillion in gross value of goods transacted through the portal.
Meena also said that with its evolving capabilities and processes, such as push-button procurement, single-pack bidding, and annual procurement planning, GeM helps buyers make better-informed decisions, resulting in significant public savings. An independent 2020 study by the World Bank and IIM Lucknow estimated that purchasing through GeM saves an average of 9.75% on the median price. In 7 years, the platform has helped the public save close to Rs 40,000 crore.
Through the automation and digitization of processes, GeM has resulted in greater process efficiency, better information sharing, greater transparency, shorter process cycle times, and higher levels of bidder trust, which in turn has resulted in More competition and higher cost savings.
In VivaTech 2022, India was named Country of the Year. This year, India sent a delegation of around 70 start-ups under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of Commerce. Industry, Government of India. (Arnie)
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