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Supplier Benefits

As the only contracts database and associated eMarketplace for those suppliers contracted to the Higher Education Purchasing Consortia, GeM offers suppliers a unique opportunity to promote and sell to a captive audience within the Higher and Further Education sector.

The benefits for suppliers include:

  • Free to use as opposed to other eMarketplaces
  • Increase Revenue and Market Share
  • GeM is accessible to all buyers within an instituiton ensuring that the goods and services that you sell are visible to those who purchase

Faster payments

  • Typically payments are received within two - three days once goods are shipped.  Far quicker than the usual sector 90 day payments terms.

Larger customer base

  • Buyers and budget holders have direct access to pricing in a single convenient location through a portal which is open to all users within HE consortia member institutions giving company greater visibility.

New Sales Leads through RFQ

  • GeM directs buyers to get quotes against frameworks ensuring you are visibile for buyers to quote for relevant business that goes through the system.

Correct prices

  • Suppliers control prices agreed with consortia contract managers.

Accurate orders and payments

  • Transparent ordering process removes the scope for error leading to fewer returns.

Free support and training

  • Dedicated supplier adoption team is available to assist you in all aspects of using GeM