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Pre-Approval of ICM Vendors' Solutions

About Infocomm Media Vendors

Infocomm Media (ICM) vendors play a key role in enabling enterprises with digital capabilities and solutions that will help them grow and reap productivity gains.

IMDA reaches out to ICM vendors through our Monthly ICM Vendor Briefings. At these sessions, we share about the SMEs Go Digital programme and how you can apply for pre-approval of your digital solution under the programme.

Latest updates

  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Generic has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.
  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Food Services has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.
  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Retail has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.
  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Construction and Facilities Management has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.
  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Early Childhood has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.

As an alternative to physical meetings during the COVID-19 situation, ICM vendors can view a video recording of a past Vendor Briefing on SGTech’s website. Once done, you simply need to answer 3 MCQ questions, and accept an undertaking that you have watched the video in full. ICM vendors may then proceed with the submission as guided by instructions on sgd.org.sg.

A visual representation of the Infocomm Media (ICM) vendors' pre-approval process by IMDA

Who is it for

Vendors with ready ICM digital solutions that are sector-specific or that cut across various sectors.

Benefits

Pre-approved digital solutions are assessed by IMDA to be effective, market-tested and cost-effective. They may be eligible to be considered for the various Government incentive support.

For solution categories that can be eligible for grant support such as Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG), please refer to GoBusiness Gov Assist.

How to apply

Evaluation criteria:

To be pre-approved under the programme, you will be evaluated on capacity and capability; as well as whether your digital solution meets the requirements of target sectors.

ICM vendors can download and complete the Vendor Self-Assessment Checklist for the following sectors to determine if your digital solution is eligible for pre-approval under the SMEs Go Digital programme.

Checklist by sector Version Publish date
Generic (applicable to all industries) 24-1.0 9 February 2024
Accountancy 23-1.1 21 April 2023
Advanced Manufacturing 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Construction and Facilities Management 23-2.0 29 September 2023
Cybersecurity 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Engineering Services 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Early Childhood 23-3.1 29 September 2023
Estate Agency 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Financial Services 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Food Services 23-4.0 24 November 2023
Healthcare 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Healthcare (Community Care) 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Legal 23-1.0 12 October 2023
Logistics 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Marine and Offshore Engineering 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Personal Care Services 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Retail 23-4.0 9 November 2023
Security 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Tourism 23-1.0 21 April 2023
Wholesale Trade 23-1.0 21 April 2023

ICM Vendors may proceed to submit the completed Vendor Self-Assessment Checklist and supporting documents online through the SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System. Please note that LOIs signed by 5 local SMEs are no longer required to be submitted as part of the supporting documents.

SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System:

From 1 January 2020, all new and re-applications for pre-approval will be received online through the SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System. Please click on SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System to access the Pre-Approval System and submit the completed checklist. For more information on how to use the system, download the User Guide here (3.64MB) or scan the QR code below:

Benefits of CTOaaS and going digital infographic

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