GeM is the new eMarketplace and contracts repository for both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors. Use of the system is restricted to authorised staff only. GeM is owned and operated by the sector, for the sector, and will only contain sector negotiated and approved contracts. GeM is free at point of use.
eMarketplace: This click and buy marketplace, operates in much the same way as Amazon, it allows users to buy many of their day to day needs, including services. You can find out more about which suppliers are available now, and which are being progressed over the next few months in live suppliers. Payment for orders placed are via your corporate payment card (Pcard.)
Contracts Database: The GeM contracts database is a contracts repository for sector negotiated contracts. Contracts are visible to institutions dependant upon which consortia they are with and local institutional settings. In total there are 740 suppliers contracts on the system however institutions will only see those aligned to the consortia(s) to which they belong and subject to any institutional settings. Local institutions are able to load their own contracts with the first 50 (HE) or 10 (FE) being with no charge. Existing HEI's using CuPID for their own contracts have special arrangements. Full training is offered for all involved with contract loading and maintenance.
More information about training can be found on the training section of the website.