Nothing concrete given pertaining to local and small suppliers only statement there is 'requisite evaluation criteria is followed'
"The Company adopts fair, equitable and transparent tendering procedures. To encourage Indian bidders and suppliers, provisions regarding price preference and deemed export benefits are stipulated in the bidding documents as per the extant policy of Government of India. Company has taken various initiatives to encourage participation in tender for local & small manufacturer including SMEs.
e benefits include EMD exemption, tender document fee exemption and purchase preference of 15%. Further, NTPC is organizing regular vendor meet for local SMEs for development of items and services and encourage the local vendor for SME registration under Udyog Aadhaar. There are certain economic opportunities arising out of need for goods and services by the project and its township. NTPC provides opportunities to the local communities including Project Affected Persons (PAPs) for gainful employment by formation of Co-operative Societies and Self Help Groups. The preference for award of petty contracts etc. for supplying goods and services is given to Project Affected Persons (PAPs). NTPC conducts regular capacity- building programmes for local communities including PAPs for better employability. The programs are conducted based on the findings of Need Assessment Surveys and Individual requirements and after due consultation with the community. The people are trained under various training programs through training institutes engaged by NTPC/ State Govt"