MSME – Development Institute, Guwahati, in association with Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Assam and Laghu Udyog Bharati, North East is organizing a National Level Vendor Development Programme cum MSME Expo 2017 from 20th January, 2017 to 21st January 2017 at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, National Highway 37, Bethkuchi, Adjacent to ISBT &Balaji Temple, Guwahati-35, Assam.

The objective of the programme is to provide an opportunity to MSMEs to showcase their capabilities in various wings of government organisations such as Railways, CPSUs, and other large-scale private enterprises that outsource from micro & small enterprises. It will also enable the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs)/Central Government Departments to identify suitable vendors in the MSME Sector to forge vendor-vendee relationships. The programme will create a platform where one to one interaction between CPSUs/Central Government Departments and MSMEs, on their (CPSUs/Central Government Departments) procurement procedures, specifications of required items/services & its annual requirement. On one hand, it provides an opportunity to existing entrepreneurs to diversify the product range & services offered and young new entrepreneurs are also benefitted by this meet to identify start- up projects. The Public Procurement Policy for Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs), 2012; made it mandatory to purchase a minimum 20% of procurement of annual requirement of goods and services by all Central Ministries / CPSUs from the micro and small enterprises.

The MSMEs will have the rare opportunity to interact with Government Departments, PSUs and Large Scale Units, on a single platform. This not- to-be-missed event which also throws light on the huge requirements of CPSUs, Government Department etc. The following topics will be a part of the deliberations:

  • Requirements of PSUs, Government Departments etc.
  • Purchase policies & Procedures of Buyers
  • Indigenization of critical, core & strategic items
  • Registration & rating of vendors
  • Quality standards, Specifications etc.
  • Role of facilitating agencies
  • Opportunities for expansion and market tie up etc.

Recognising the enormity and complexity of issues, there is a need to work closely with all the relevant stakeholders (MSEs, PSUs, Policy Makers among others) to develop institutional mechanisms necessary for the successful of off-take of Public Procurement Policy, which constitutes the prime objective of this Vendor Development Programme.

In this regard, we have requested Central Ministries / CPSUs, operating in this region to actively participate in the National Level Vendor Development Programme cum MSME Expo 2017. Almost 150-200 nos. of MSMEs of this region will be followed to participate in the National Level Vendor Development Programme cum MSME Expo 2017 and interact with the Buyer CPSUs.

This Programme is organized by Laghu Udyog Bharati NE (LUB), which is ALL INDIA ORGANIZATION IN SERVICE OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES OF INDIA and this will help to interact with the MSME of all the eight states. LUB is in touch with all the Industry Department of eight states to join this big function. So that MSME of all the states including the respective officers from Industry Department may join this programmes. So that the benefit will pass on to all the MSME of North-East Region.

National Level Vendor Development Programme & MSME Expo 2017 – Press Meet Photos

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