MSME - #SectorUpdates
The MSME Ministry is looking to expand the scope of public procurement for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) by adding multiple services and increasing the number of goods to the existing list of 358 items reserved for purchase from MSEs exclusively. The MSME Ministry has prepared a revised list of 469 items (including goods and services), to be reserved for exclusive procurement from MSEs. The additional 111 items added to the revised list included 16 services such as architectural and engineering consultancy, operation of canteens, housekeeping services, tailoring, tour operator services, waste collection services, interior decorator services, renting and leasing of motor vehicles, furniture and home furnishing repair, hiring of taxies/school buses and buses for the transport of employees, etc. The goods category included agricultural tools, bags, sanitary ware, paints, paper, shoes, cotton and cotton products, coir products, pipes, chemicals, electric devices, dyes, rubber products, wax items, handicraft items, etc.