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Single Point Registration Scheme- an NSIC government programme

The Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS) is an NSIC development programme aimed at assisting MSMEs in India.  MSMEs with an NSIC registration plan are free from making an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) in government purchases if they choose this scheme. The money obtained from a bidder as a security deposit before any bid in order to ensure his earnestness in the deal is known as the Earnest Money Deposit or EMD.During a government bid, however, if a bidder possesses NSIC registration under the Single Point Registration Scheme, he will be free from paying the EMD.

Objective OF SPRS

  • The primary goal of SPRS is to increase government purchases from small businesses (SSIs).
  • The government is without a doubt the single largest buyer of goods and services.
  • During 1955-56, the government created the Stores Purchase Program in order to increase purchases from SSIs.
  • In 1976, the government launched the Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS) as part of this programme. In 2003, the scheme was updated again.

Benefits of an NSIC single point registration-

  • In government bids, there is a complete exemption from the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD).
  • Government Tender Sets are provided free of charge to eligible MSEs.
  • The government has designated 358 categories of commodities for acquisition from small scale units only under the SPRS scheme.
  • The government has set a minimum ceiling of 25% of total yearly procurement of goods and services by Union Ministries, Departments, and PSUs from MSEs alone under this plan.
  • Out of this 25% limit, 4% of supplies are designated for purchase from SC/ST-owned units. A further 3% is set aside for purchases from women-owned businesses.
  • MSES that have quoted in the least level pricing band of L1+15 percent during a government tender can additionally supply up to 25% of the total requirement of goods. They must do so by lowering their price to the L1 Price Band.
  • The medium or large size units will be the L1 purchasers in this case.

The following units eligible for NSIC registration in SPRS:

  • Udyog Aadhaar MSME registration is required for all Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs).
  • SPRS is open to those who have an Enterprise Memorandum (EM) Part-II.
  • MSEs that have already started production and have been in operation for one year.

In SPRS, the validity of NSIC registration-

The NSIC Registration Certificate is valid for two years under the Single Point Registration Scheme. It will be examined and renewed every two years after a rigorous evaluation of the registered MSEs’ continued Commercial and Technical Competence (CTC).

Process of registration-

  • To get your Udyam Registration Number, go to the Udyam Registration page.
  • To be eligible for Single Point Registration, MSEs must first register in the MSME Data Bank using their UAM number and PAN.
  • Every step must be completed, and each step offers a save and continue option. Using the PAN and UAM combination, the form can be refilled and examined at any time.
  • To learn about required forms, annexures, and documents, please review the Check-List and Download section.
  • It is always a good idea to have all required forms, annexures, and documents in a folder on your desktop for easy uploading.
  • Fees will be assessed based on the Unit Enterprise type (Micro or Small).
  • For store item inspection, a third party is also involved. Inspection agencies should be chosen by units based on their topic expertise and jurisdiction.
  • The final certificate will be available online, and the relevant NSIC office will mail a physical copy of the certificate.
  • The certificate’s registration number may be used in any communications.
  • Visit to contact our NSIC field offices with any questions.


A MSE cannot obtain a Single Point Registration certificate simply by completing an online form. MSEs will be eligible for the SPRS certificate provided they have proper paperwork and have passed a third-party inspection with all fees and dues paid.

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