ANNOUNCEMENT 22 May 2014In May 2014, the government of India announced a change in the access to public tenders.
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On 22 May 2014, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology added "Tablet PCs" to the list of manufactured electronic goods where a preference is given to domestic products in procurement by the government ministries.
The Notification specifies the minimum percentage of required domestic procurement, the percentage of the total value added that qualifies the product as domestically manfuactured and the inputs and processes that will be considered for assessing whether the product is classified as domestically manufactured.
The percentage of procurement for domestically manfuactured Tablet PCs is 50%, while the percentage value addition required in the Bills of Material (BOM) for the PCs to be classified as domestically manufactured is 30% for year 1. The domestic value addition for Year 2 will increase by 5% from the current requirements.
The inputs in the BOM considered for the above would include the display panel, motherboard, memory and power module, semiconductors, bare PCB, power adapter, casing, battery, accessories, assembly, testing and design & development. The individual inputs further have several criterias for the value addition and domestic manufacturing required.