New look GeM Landing page and changes to how institutions log into GeM
30 July 2012
We have today launched the new GeM landing page and improved how
institutions access GeM.
The New GeM landing page
The new GeM landing page has been split into Contracts Database,
eMarketplace and suppliers. For institutions, this will allow users
to quickly and easily identify how to access GeM.
There are now two ways to access GeM:
1) Users can choose to select the Contracts Database or the
eMarketplace icon from the top right of the screen.
2) Users can choose to access the system using the 'go to
contracts database' or 'go to eMarketplace' button in the bottom of
the relevant section of the homepage.
Changes to how institutions access
What have we done?
We have listened to your feedback and have developed a solution
which will enable you to log into GeM using your IP address. This
recognises where you are and logs you in to GeM based on your
access permissions. In practice, this means users can access GeM
through their university network without the need to log in with a
username and password.
How have we determined your institutions' IP
JISC Procureweb checked all known Static IP addresses last month.
An email was sent to all institutions which asked that you click on
a link to confirm that we had the correct IP data for you. These
responses were collated and used to implement this new login
What if your institution doesn't have a Static IP
Where Static IP addresses are not available this solution will not
work and you will need to continue logging in with your current
User ID and password.
How does it work?
In order to login you will need to visit www.gem.ac.uk and click the login
button. GeM will recognise which institution you come from and show
you the contract information which is relevant to that institution.
This will provide you with contract information literally at the
click of a button!
If you are unable to gain access directly in the system then
your IP Address and, should you have a static IP address,
we will set you up to use this access method.
Can I view detailed contract data and access the
Yes you will be able to see all contract data. However, if you
would like to carry out a request for quote or if you are looking
to purchase through the eMarketplace you will still be required to
log into the system using your current username and password
In the event that you are experiencing any difficulties or should
you have any further queries, please contact us at JISC Procureweb
on either 02920
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