Government as Marketplace

Kerala Government, in its IT Policy 2017 has indicated Government’s intent to help the startups by becoming an early adoption market for startups. Kerala Startup Mission being the nodal agency for the startup in the state has been coordinating this by acting as a facilitator between the Government and the Startups.

In the last 2 years Kerala Startup Mission has been closely working with various Government departments for addressing their needs through startups. In order to effectively help in finding solutions for various department Government of Kerala has given provision for Department for procuring Directly from startups without any tender process upto Rs 20 Lakhs. Kerala Startup Mission had coordinated 2 Demand Days one for various departments and one exclusively for Kerala Police.

Project Completed

29
Department
2.05 Crores
Amount
24
Number of Startups

EOI

Start date : 05-11-2019
block chain based online system for the various measurements involved for the verification of works and its validation through an electronic auditing system

End date : 12-11-2019

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Start date : 05-11-2019
Development of Mobile Application for Collegiate of Education

End date : 12-11-2019

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Start date : 05-11-2019
Media Campaigning for Vimukthi

End date : 07-11-2019

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Start date : 05-11-2019
Installation of CCTV Cameras for State Human Rights Commission

End date : 12-11-2019

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Start date : 05-11-2019
Setting up of Digital Infrastructure for Southern Railway

End date : 12-11-2019

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Start date : 05-11-2019
Development of web and mobile application front end for Kerala Feeds

End date : 12-11-2019

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Process

Direct Procurement

As per the Government Order GO(Rt) No. 2/2017/SPD dt 16.01.2017 , GO (Ms) No 19/2017/ITD dt 04.08.2017, GO (Ms) No 1/2018 dt 11.01.2018 Government departments are allowed to purchase Mobile Applications upto a maximum of Rs 5 lakhs from Startup Companies. Subsequently detailed operational guidelines have been issued for the procurement processes. Accordingly a committee headed by Secretary (IT) with members from Kerala IT Mission, SEMT and User Department evaluate and clear proposals for the procurement of the Mobile Applications. Recently Government of Kerala vide Government Order G.O (Ms) No.24/2018/ITD dt 29.09.2018

Facilitation of Department requirements through Startups

Kerala Startup Mission is approached by various Government Departments for the development of mobile and web applications. These requests are met through a facilitation deviced by KSUM. Kerala Startup Mission facilitate the entire process by helping departments to finalise technical specifications, circulating the same among startups, initial technical assessment and shortlisting for the committee to take final decision. In many instances it is felt that the requirement of department are beyond Rs 5 lakhs and this could be met in a timely manner if startups are engaged for the same.

So far KSUM has facilitated more than 11 projects through this process.

  • Call for Expression of Interest among startups incubated/registered with KSUM
  • Submission of EOI
  • Technical Proposals are then obtained from startups who have submitted the interest.
  • Technical proposals are then evaluated.
  • Startups who qualify the technical evaluation are then asked to submit the financial proposal.
  • L1 among the startups is identified by the method of Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) wherein 70% marks for the technical proposal and 30% for the financial proposal.
  • The L1 startup is then recommended to the Department.
  • KSUM ensures that the startup delivers the product to the Department and Department is satisfied with the work.
  • The payment is made directly by the department to the startup after signing an agreement.

So far 23 department have benefitted from this which includes Kudumbashree, Kerala Police, Legal Metrology Department, Kerala State IT Mission, Kerala Housing Board, Energy Management Center etc.

The department are now seeking for innovative technology product and for which KSUM is inviting proposals from Startups.

The startup who feels that their product ideally suites a department are requested to submit the product details in the link given below:

Start Up Benefited

Department