Government agencies may not relax procurement norms for startups on prior experience and turnover criteria in respect of goods that have implications on public safety and health.

Government agencies may not relax procurement norms for startups on prior experience and turnover criteria in respect of goods that have implications on public safety and health.

Earlier, the government had said that all central ministries and department “may relax” condition of prior turnover and prior experience in public procurement to all startups if they meet quality and technical specifications.

However, a doubt had arisen if it makes optional for central ministries and departments to relax condition of prior experience and turnover in public procurement to startups, said a office memorandum of Expenditure Department.

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