Realizing that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of the Bhutanese economy and employment therein, GPP Bhutan places a strong emphasis on these entities. This concerns the focus of procurement policies so as to foster procurement from SMEs overall. In addition, preferential programmes will promote procurement from SMEs run by ethnic minorities, disabled persons and women’s cooperatives. In parallel, the project will provide advice to SMEs on how to respond to GPP tenders. This targeting of SMEs will contribute to an improvement of the overall business environment and SCP in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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