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MSME Ministry to organise Vendor Development Programme to enhance procurement in food sector

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New Delhi, July 12 (KNN) In order to increase purchase by PSUs from the MSME suppliers in food sector, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) is organizing a two-day National Level Vendor Development Programme cum industrial exhibition in the national capital on July 21-22, 2016.

The Ministry is organizing the programme ‘MSME Food Expo – 2016’ in association with the All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA) to provide marketing opportunity to MSEs engaged in agro and food products procured by PSUs.

According to the Public Procurement Policy, minimum of 20% of the total annual procurement has to be made from MSEs by the Central Government/ Ministries/Departments/Public Sector Undertakings. This policy has become mandatory with effect from April 1, 2015.

The Food Expo aims to provide an opportunity to MSEs in Food & allied sectors to explore new marketing avenues in CPSUs, Government Departments and Large Scale Units.

The exhibition will also facilitate the procuring departments in identifying and selecting the vendors to meet out their requirements in the field of Food & allied sectors.

The Expo would include exhibitors like manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, semi-finished & finished products, packaging materials, machinery & equipment suppliers related to food & allied sectors.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries, CSD, IRCTC, Central Police Canteen, Kendriya Bhandar, state trading corporation, FSSAI, BIS, Agmark, Financial Institution, Banks & other relevant Central/State Government Departments would be participating in the expo.

During the programme, the government organizations, CPSUs would present their procurement procedure and vendor registration process along with annual requirement of various items. B2B meeting would also be held during the programme. (KNN/FA)

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