In order to promote inclusiveness, all DPIIT recognized Startups have been provided functionality to list their products and services on GeM portal. The portal provides exemption to Startups from criteria of ‘prior experience’, ‘turnover’ and ‘submission of EMD’ to provide equal opportunity to young entrepreneurs.
Government of Haryana has done away with key qualification criteria of ‘turnover’ and ‘experience’ for Startups participating in public procurement process. The notification ‘Concessions/ Benefits in Public Procurement to Startups/ First Generation Entrepreneurs in the State’ was released by the State Department of Industries & Commerce on 3rd January 2019. According to the notification, startups will be treated at par with the MSEs in public procurement process subject to meeting other technical specifications as part of qualifying requirements for the procurement.