Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gujarat's new purchase policy focuses on SME sector
Gujarat's new purchase policy focuses on SME sector
17
Jun '16
The Gujarat government's Purchase Policy-2016 announced on Wednesday, focuses on providing a level playing field to small, micro and cottage industries in the state.

Announced by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, the policy will also focus on increasing employment opportunities in the SME sector, as they would now be given preference by state departments while procuring various items.

The policy mandates that departments will have to purchase only those items which are produced in India. If any item, which the government wishes to procure, is not produced in India, then the department concerned can buy an imported item with prior approval of department's secretary, an official press release said.

To encourage small, micro and cottage industries registered in the state, the government has exempted such units from paying tender form fees as well as Earnest Money Deposit(EMD) while taking part in the government bidding. This relief is also applicable to government recognised institutions working for betterment of the visually impaired, deaf and mute people as well as for those working for mentally challenged children, stated the release. In addition, such eligible units will be given benefit of 10 per cent price difference in comparison to the bidding price quoted by large and medium units for a government floated tender.

Government departments have been clearly instructed that under the policy, all the direct purchases, which are made without floating a tender, must be made from such eligible units or from those which are run by government, including self help groups, jails and various government corporations, such as Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation and Gujarat State Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation, the release said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Gildan to make some American Apparel products outside US

Gildan Activewear, which recently acquired US fashion brand American...

Courtesy: Kolon Sport

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Kolon Sport to set up JV with ANTA for Chinese market

Kolon Sport, an outdoor gear and clothing brand of Korea based Kolon...

Designer Karishma Jumani with Niraj Jawanjal, founder and director of IIFW. Courtesy: IIFW

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2017

IIFW to bring together premium lingerie brands

India Intimate fashion Week (IIFW), dedicated to showcasing the...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search