The Government is that the single largest buyer of a spread of products . With a view to extend the share of purchases from the small-scale sector, the govt Stores Purchase Programme was launched in 1955-56. NSIC registers Micro & small Enterprises (MSEs) under Single Point Registration scheme (SPRS) for participation in Government Purchases.
Benefits of Registration
The units registered under Single Point Registration Scheme of NSIC are eligible to urge the advantages under Public Procurement Policy for Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) Order 2012 as notified by the govt of India, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, New Delhi vide Gazette Notification dated 23.03.2012 and amendment vide order no. S.O. 5670(E) dated 9th November 2018.
Issue of the Tender Sets freed from cost;
Exemption from payment of earnest Deposit (EMD);
In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price band of L1+15 per cent shall even be allowed to provide some upto 25% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price where L1 is non MSEs.
Every Central Ministries/Departments/PSUs shall set an annual goal of minimum 25 per cent of the entire annual purchases of the products or services produced or rendered by MSEs. Out of annual requirement of 25% procurement from MSEs, 4% is earmarked for units owned by Schedule Caste /Schedule Tribes and three is earmarked for the units owned by Women entrepreneurs.
In addition to the above, 358 items also are reserved for exclusive purchase from SSI Sector (List is given below in download section).
NSIC For Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs)