Vendor Development Programmes

As per Procurement Policy mandate & to expedite and encourage the SC/ST enterprises to be part of public procurement process, the hub would facilitate vendor development programmes which will be organized by CPSEs/Central Ministries. These programmes are being introduced with an aim to enrol potential SC/ST suppliers to be the part of respective supply chains. Facilitation to regular vendor development meets would be organized, to strengthen the interaction between CPSEs/Central Ministries and SC/ST suppliers. Post interactions, the SC/ST suppliers would be evaluated and adopted under Vendor Development Programmes. The broad steps for adoption of SC/ST enterprises are detailed in the below diagram.


Special Vendor Development Cell would be created in procurement department of each CPSE/Central Ministry with a nodal officer for SC/ST vendors. Furthermore, Stand-Up India and other Government programmes will be leveraged by CPSEs/Central Ministries to extend support to new SC/ST enterprises as part of Vendor Development Programme.

The number of VDP’s conducted by CPSE for the period of 2015-2016 are available at http://msme.gov.in/MyMsme/Procrument/COM_Public_Cpsu_FY_Report.aspx?fy=4

Budding Entrepreneurs

The National Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Hub aimed to promote entrepreneurship at the grass root level enabling economic empowerment and subsequent job creation for SC/ST groups. A number of schemes have been launched by the Ministry of MSME. In addition to this, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has also launched Start-Up India initiative to create a sound ecosystem, to generate entrepreneurs, which is strongly supported by Stand Up India initiative, working towards provision of loan at an affordable cost.