GeM wins Best Use of Digital Technology category at CIPS Awards 2021


Government e-Marketplace (GeM) was announced as the winner in the “Best Use of Digital Technology” category at the CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021 (CIPS Awards). GeM emerged as the winner in this category after competing with some of the biggest and best names in public and private sector procurement globally, including GEP, Jaguar Land Rover, Royal Dutch Shell, Vendigital and Shell.

The geM was also shortlisted as a finalist in two additional categories, namely “Public Procurement Project of the Year” and “Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supply Base”, where he was in the company of some pioneering organizations with great initiatives. The award was received on behalf of GeM by Shri Rohit Vadhwana, First Secretary (Economic), High Commission of India, UK, at a ceremony held yesterday in London.

The CIPS Awards are one of the world’s leading procurement awards, organized under the aegis of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), London. CIPS is a global non-profit and professional body dedicated to promoting good practices in procurement and supply management, with a community in 150 countries.

The recognition of GeM on a global platform of this scale is a tremendous boost for the GeM team and a testament to the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. GeM has brought its technological innovations and strategic business processes in pursuit of three fundamental objectives: fostering transparency, efficiency and inclusiveness in public procurement. The design and development of the GeM platform – its digital features and functionality, key business processes, and ancillary offline activities such as stakeholder awareness and training – are guided by these three goals. The use of forward-looking technologies has helped GeM globally achieve these goals and more, over the past five years. GeM provides a cashless, contactless and paperless experience for sellers and buyers, and serves as an end-to-end solution for the purchase of goods and services commonly used by government buyers. GeM has completely replaced a previously fragmented public procurement ecosystem with a unified, easy-to-use electronic marketplace, helping to leverage the competitiveness, accessibility and economies of scale of a diverse, open procurement system. and transparent. GeM is an example of how digital platforms created with a clear, strategic intention to transform legacy processes can bring lasting change.

Government e-Marketplace is a 100% government-owned company established under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the purchase of goods and services by central and state government organizations .

(With inputs from GDP)


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