National Small Industries Corporation Ltd., (NSIC) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., (IOCL) organized a Vendor Development Programme in partnership with Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) on 4TH November 2019, for the benefit of MSE suppliers in Karnataka. The meet was aimed at promoting vendor development among the micro & small enterprises by the IOCL in meeting its procurement requirements. Sri P. Ravikumar, Chief General Manager, NSIC inaugurating the vendor development meet emphasized that the meet was specially organized to benefit MSE suppliers with respect to opportunities with IOCL, which is a large procurer of supplies from the sector. Sri R. Raju, President, KASSIA welcomed the gathering and presided over the meeting. A detailed presentation was made on the supply opportunities in IOCL for the MSEs. He said Kassia was particularly happy that a large corporation like the IOCL was present here as an important part of the VDP. Being a major buyer in the public sector, their presence and encouragement and interaction with MSEs present here will be of great benefit to the participants. Sri R. Sundareswaran, General Manager, (Contract Cell) IOCL particularly explained the e-tendering process and the details of how SMEs can utilize the opportunities to supply to IOCL. He particularly mentioned that they would prefer MSE suppliers registered with NSIC for making such supplies considering the duly diligence process involved in the registration of suppliers with IOCL. Kassia Office Bearers, Sri K.R. Karunakaran, DGM, IOCL, Sri S. Rajamoni, NSSHO, NSIC Sri M. Sreevatsan, DGM, NSIC and other Senior Officers participated in the programme. A large number of Kassia Members and MSEs participated in the vendor development meet.
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