ISUZU has announced that their India-made D-MAX Pick-ups will now be available directly to government departments and public sector units through Government e-Marketplace (GeM). Both central and state government establishments can now directly procure from the range of globally renowned ISUZU D-MAX Pick-ups, through the centralised GeM Portal, which includes the full-fledged commercial Pick-up – D-MAX Regular Cab Flat Deck (High-Ride variant), 5-seater multi-utility Pick-up – D-MAX S-CAB (Standard & High-Ride variants) and the versatile adventure utility Pick-up – D-MAX V-Cross (Standard and High-Grade variants).
This step would also bring uniform pricing for all the models across the country. Uniform pricing also enables Isuzu Motors India to seamlessly cater to the varying transportation requirements of the centre-and state-level government departments. Key sectors under the ministry of agriculture, aviation, chemicals & fertilizers, defence, food & public distribution, road transport & highways, mining, petroleum, shipping, railways, rural development and tourism, besides many other central and state departments, would significantly add value to its functions with the range of durable, reliable and performance-oriented ISUZU D-MAX Pick-ups.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “ISUZU products have always been a preferred choice for many government corporations across various emerging and developed markets globally, thanks to the ‘truck DNA’ that exudes durability and reliability across our product line-up. India-made D-MAX Pick-ups have been widely accepted by many Indian customers, including fleet owners, who are witnessing a significant value addition to their business. Now, with the approval from GeM, we are fully ready to serve the governments’ with our comprehensive D-MAX product range.”
Government e Marketplace (GeM) facilitates online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organisations / PSUs. GeM aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users, achieve the best value for their money. The purchases through GeM by Government users have been authorised and made mandatory by Ministry of Finance by adding a new Rule No. 149 in the General Financial Rules, 2017.