Ministry revises provisions for MSE procurement

Ministry revises provisions for MSE procurement
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Revising provisions for procurement from MSEs, the government today said that in tender, participating Micro and Small Enterprises quoting price within price band of L1+15 percent shall also be allowed to supply a portion of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 price in a situation where L1 price from someone other than a MSE and such MSE shall be allowed to supply at least 20 per cent of total tendered value

Also, in case of more than one such Micro and Small Enterprises, the supply shall be shared proportionately (to tendered quantity).

Earlier, Under the provision 6 of the Policy it is mentioned that: (1) In tender, participating Micro and Small Enterprises quoting price within price band of L1+15 percent shall also be allowed to supply a portion of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 price in a situation where L1 price from someone other than a Micro and Small Enterprise and such Micro and Small Enterprise shall be allowed to supply up to 20 per cent of total tender value. (2) In case of more than one such Micro and Small Enterprises, the supply shall be shared proportionately (to tendered quantity).

The phrase “up to” is substituted with “at least”.

Government of India has introduced a Public Procurement Policy for MSEs Order, 2012 which is notified under MSMED Act 2006.

Under the Policy every Central Government Ministries, Departments and Public Sector Undertakings shall procure minimum of 20 per cent of their total annual value of goods or services from Micro and Small Enterprises.

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