Circular No.ES/317/2020-21 27th August, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: DPIIT Formats for registration of bidders from countries which shares land border with India
This is to inform you that the Department of Expenditure (Public Procurement No. 1) had issued Order dated 23rd July, 2020 mandating that bidders having beneficial ownership in countries which share land border with India will be eligible to bid in public procurement, only if they are registered with the competent authority.
Now, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (Public Procurement Section) has issued Office Memorandum No. No.P-45021/112/2020-PP(BE-II)(
Accordingly, the bidders, who have beneficial ownership in countries which share land border with India and intend to participate in public procurement in India, may submit application for “Registration” in the format enclosed as Annexure “A”. Bidders are also required to submit application for “Security Clearance” in the format enclosed as Annexure “B”. (Formats are annexed to the Office Memorandum No. No.P-45021/112/2020-PP(BE-II)(
Complete application containing both “Registration” and “Security Clearance” formats, duly filled in, may be submitted to the Office of Joint Secretary (MKN), DPIIT, Room No. 236A, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
The validity period of the registration shall be 12 months from the date of issue of registration letter. However, in case of appointment of new Director(s)/ new shareholders with more than 10% shares/ change in controlling ownership interest or control through other means, the registration shall stand cancelled. In such cases, bidders will be required to apply for a fresh registration. jThe list of bidders who have been registered with competent authority shall be displayed on the website of DPIIT.
Please note that the registration granted by this Department shall be only for the purpose of bid participation under Rule 144 (xi) of General Financial Rules, 2017.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.