Consortia

In an effort to expand the scale of operations of individual MSME units, an integration of individual suppliers with a common agenda of supplying to CPSEs/Ministries is envisioned. For integration of suppliers in the supply chains of CPSEs/Central Ministries and augmentation of their participation in public procurement institutions, state level SC/ST marketing organizations would be involved to help create consortia of SC/ST suppliers.

Support would be provided to State level SC/ST development organizations for aggregating SC/ST suppliers and developing marketing consortiums enabling small SC/ST suppliers to participate in medium and large tenders of CPSEs/Central Ministries. In addition, education to SC/ST entrepreneurs to create consortia will be provided by NSIC through targeted programmes.