India: Government ties up with OEMs to weed out fakes from public procurement

11 Dec 2018: India’s national public procurement portal has tied up with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of information technology hardware and software, furniture and auto components to certify their sellers in a move to weed out counterfeits. Government e-Marketplace (GeM), the end-to-end online marketplace for central and state governments, has partnered with atleast a hundred OEMs by signing memoranda of understanding with their respective industry associations including Nasscom and Manufactures Association for Information Technology (MAIT).