India: Government supports local suppliers for public procurement orders

11 July 19: The central government plans to ease eligibility criteria for participation in tenders for public procurement to promote local manufacturing and domestic suppliers by dropping conditions such as minimum Rs 1,000-crore turnover and export experience to G8 countries.  To promote local manufacturing under Make in India, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has issued an order to various central agencies asking them to ensure their tenders don’t include conditions