Apply on GEM Portal Registration

The GEM portal (Government e-Marketplace) is a government-created website via which the government offers tenders for various day-to-day needs of government organizations, public sector businesses, and ministries.

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What is GEM Portal Registration

The GeM portal (Government e-Marketplace) is a government-created website via which the government offers tenders for various day-to-day needs of government organizations, public sector businesses, and ministries. The major goal of the GeM site is to improve openness and efficiency in governmental procurement and employment. The seller and buyer can buy and sell their products to the government by registering on this portal. The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an online platform for federal and state government agencies to acquire products and services. Government procurement has always been an important aspect of government operations. The government's goal in implementing GeM was to improve public procurement transparency, efficiency, and speed. GeM provides e-bidding, reverse e-auction, and demand aggregation solutions to help government agencies receive the best deal possible. The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a federal government e-commerce portal. It serves as a one-stop shop for the convenient online acquisition of consumer goods and services required by numerous government departments. The GeM's major goal is to ensure that the procurement of supplies is transparent, effective, and timely. 

GeM is an online marketplace where buyers and sellers can list their things for direct purchase or auction. The department contacts the registered individual and delivers the bulk order to them. The government has extended its hand to vendors who wish to do business with it in order to meet the government's various needs at the lowest possible cost through this method.

Documents Required for GeM Registration (Partnership Firm)

  • Partnership Deed
  • PAN card and Aadhar card of all Partners
  • Email id and mobile number of all Partners

GeM Registration Pvt. Ltd. / LLP / Section-8 / Other Company

  • PAN card and Aadhar card of all Partners
  • Email id and mobile number of all Partners

Documents Required for GeM Registration (Individual)

  • Bank statement/Cancel Cheque
  • Aadhar Card of applicant
  • Pan Card of Applicant

Procedure of GeM Seller Registration

The GeM registration Procedure for a seller is as follows:

  • Step 1: Create a Seller Account on GeM

Account creation is the first stage in the GeM seller registration process. Only an Authorized Person (Director of the Organization or a Key Person/Proprietor) should register on GeM. Sellers can register on GeM using the Aadhaar or PAN card of an organization's key person.

  • Step 2: Update Organization Profile

PAN Validation, Company Details, Office Location, and Bank Account are the four essential components of the Company Profile that must be completed. MSE, Startup, and Tax Assessment are three other possible components. Following the profile update, the caution money payment must be given in accordance with the turnover.

  • Step 3: Vendor Assessment on GeM

Sellers must apply for Vendor Assessment on GeM after paying the caution money to receive the OEM certificate. Sellers that want to participate in the public procurement of Q1 and Q2 product categories must complete the GeM Vendor Assessment. Regardless of the product category, they intend to sell on the GeM Portal, manufacturers must become OEMs. The Quality Council of India conducts vendor evaluations for GeM. (QCI).

  • Step 4: Brand Listing

Vendors can include their brands in the applicable area of products and services after becoming an OEM on GeM. Vendors can mention their brands, whether they have a trademark, are the owner of a trademark, or sell unbranded goods.

  • Step 5: Product Listing

Dealers, producers, and service providers must then offer their products and services on the GeM site after their brands have been listed. Product listing on the Government e-Marketplace is the name of the procedure. After the GeM Authority authorizes the listing, the sellers'/vendors' items and services will be available on the GeM website.

  • Step 6: Bid Participation and Appointment of Resellers

Sellers can participate in GeM bidding and receive orders after offering their products and services. After receiving clearance, OEMs can appoint or authorize resellers to list their products and services.

Benefits of GEM Portal Registration

  • National Public Procurement Market Access
  • Special provisions and sections for new businesses, SMEs, and Emporium items
  • Platform is fully online, paperless, and contactless.
  • Several invoices for the same order
  • Easy participation in bids and reverse auctions
  • In RA, the clock has been activated to show how much time is left for sellers to participate.
  • Reasons for rejection will be displayed to all sellers.
  • A user-friendly dashboard for tracking supply and payments for sellers
  • At the time of bidding, sellers from the North-East states and J&K are exempt from ITR.
  • Dynamic Pricing - Based on market conditions, the price might be modified.
  • Direct contact with government departments and agencies

Benefits for Start-ups on GeM

  • Requirement Exemptions: Start-ups are immune from stringent selection criteria such as the need for prior experience, turnover, and so on.
  • Pilot Projects: The opportunity to work on government trial orders, making them more willing to try a new product.
  • Feedback Device: On the platform, buyers can rate the Specified goods or services.
  • Flexibility: It allows for greater flexibility in the selection of products that must be original in order to be published on the platform.

Fees of GEM Portal Registration

  • Caution Money Deposit Fees
  • Seller Turnover less than 1 Crore - Rs 5,000/-
  • Seller Turnover in between 1 Crore and 10 Crores - Rs 10,000/-
  • Seller Turnover more than 10 Crores - Rs 25,000/-
  • Vendor Assessment Fees - Rs. 11,200 + GST

GeM Registration FAQ's

GeM stands for Government e-Marketplace, an online platform launched by the Government of India to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various government departments, organizations, and PSUs.

GeM Registration is necessary for vendors and sellers who wish to participate in government procurement processes. It allows them to showcase their products and services to potential government buyers and facilitates transparent and efficient transactions.

Any manufacturer, supplier, distributor, or service provider can register on GeM, provided they meet the eligibility criteria specified by the platform.

The eligibility criteria for GeM Registration may vary based on the type of entity (e.g., proprietorship, partnership, company) and the nature of goods or services being offered. Generally, entities must be registered in India with relevant documents such as GST registration, PAN card, Aadhaar card, etc.

The documents required for GeM Registration may include GST registration certificate, PAN card, Aadhaar card, business registration documents, bank account details, etc. The specific documents needed may vary based on the type of entity and goods/services offered.

To register on GeM, visit the GeM portal ( and follow the instructions provided for registration. You may need to provide necessary documents and information as per the registration process.

No, there is no registration fee for GeM. Registration on the platform is free of cost.

The time taken to complete GeM Registration can vary depending on the completeness of the documents provided and the verification process. Typically, it may take a few days to a couple of weeks for the registration process to be completed.