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Exemption from Payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) in respect of Tenders called for by Government Departments

Finance Department has issued Order, Order No G.O.(Ms)No.126 Dated : 11.4.2007 for Exemption from Payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) in respect of Tenders called for by Government Departments, State Owned Corporations, Boards, etc. In Ref of G.O.Ms. No.387, Finance (BPE) Department, Dated: 03.08.1998.

In reference to the above subject matter the Order Issued by the Government are as below.

You can also download the order copy from the following url


The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department has requested for issue of orders, exempting the Self Help Groups (SHGs) from paying the Earnest Money Deposit / Security Deposit the cost of Tender Forms and other connected documents citing such concession to Small Scale Industrial units in respect of tenders called for by the State Government Departments / State Owned Public Sector Undertaking etc., and to issue necessary exemption under the TamilNadu Transparency in Tenders Act, 1998, in this regard.


2. As per the provisions of sub – rule (1) of rule 14 of the Tamilnadu Transparency in Tenders Rules, 2000 any category of tenderers can be specifically exempted by the Government from the payment of earnest money deposit. In the Government Order read above, among otherthings exemption has been granted from the Payment of Earnest Money Deposit to the Small Scale Industrial (SSI) Units registered with TamilNadu Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) or National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) in respect of those items for which the Registration Certificate has been obtained in respect of tenders called for by Government Departments, State Owned Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Boards, Local Bodies and Co-operatives. On the same analogy, under sub – rule (1) of rule (14) of the TamilNadu Transparency in Tenders Rules, 2000 the Government specifically exempt the Self Help Groups (SHGs) who have passed the first as well as second grading conducted by the Project Officer (Mahilir Thittam), District Rural Development Agency from Payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) in tenders called for by the State Government, State Owned Boards and Corporations etc., in respect of products actually manufactured by them or in respect of services actually rendered by them directly. The exemption will be made available for a period of one year and will be reviewed at the end of one year and suitable decision for further extention of the exemption will be considered based on the usefulness of such exemption.

(By order of the Governor )



All Small Scale Industrial units needs to take part in government Tenders and need to take advantage of EMD Exemption. Get Online Tenders information from Tender Details

Publicity of a Tender Notice

Widest possible publicity through well-circulated national and local newspapers is essential for greater transparency in open tenders. In addition to the existing rules and practices regarding publicity through newspapers, trade journals, the Commission vide their circular  no. 98/ORD/1 dt.18.12.2003 has instructed for up loading the Notice Inviting Tender and also tender  documents in a down loadable form on the web site. The web site publicity is to be given even in the case of limited tenders.

As per the CVC guideline no. 98/ORD/1 dt.18.12.2003 it is mandatory for all organization to published their tender notice on website along with tender documents. 

Tender Detail is premier Tender Information Portal in India. Many bidders and Government Contract use it’s services for their daily need related to tender Information. Apart from this there are many supplier & manufacturer who are visiting tender details for tender Information & Download Tender Documents.

For wider Publicity of Tender Notice, Tender Issuing Authority can also use this website. They can also publish their Tender Document on it. 

CPWD procurement procedures and manuals

CPWD for its effective working has developed the following codes, manuals, schedules, technical specifications, design manuals and other necessary technical publications. The important ones are enclosed for reference:

All Interested Bidders, Tender Issuing Authority may study this Procurement Procedure & Manual form the following website.

CPWD Tenders

This Procurement Procedure & Manuals mainly contains CPWD works Manuals 2012,2007,2003. Manual Volume III, CPWD Maintenance Manual 2012, 2000. Schedule of Maintenance etc.

It also contains Schedules of Rates (Civil), Schedules of Rates (Electrical), Specifications (Civil), Specifications(Electrical), Design Manuals, and other publication like

  • Guidelines for Valuation of Immovable Properties 2009
  • Enlistment Rules 2005 modified upto 18.01.2013 on CPWD website
  • Circulars
  • Cost Index Book for all cities
  • General Conditions of Contract – 2005
  • Books of Volumes 1 to 6
  • Manual on Door and Window Details for Residential Building
  • User’s Guide on CPWDSEWA July 2011
  • Quality Assurance Manual for Construction of Concrete Structures (Bridges & Flyovers)
  • Integrated design for urban & rural buildings in hot-dry climatic zone
  • A Handbook of Planning of Office Building
  • A Revision of Plinth Area norms for GPRA
  • A Handbook of Landscape

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