Pre-Approval of ICM Vendors' Solutions


Infocomm Media (ICM) vendors play a key role in enabling enterprises with digital capabilities 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.


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

Who is it for

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


Pre-approved 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:

  1. Grant support such as Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG), please refer to GoBusiness Gov Assist; and/or
  2. Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB), please refer to IMDA DRB.

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 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 programme.

Checklist by SectorVersionPublish Date
 Generic (applicable to all industries)20-2.024 Jun 2020
 Advanced Manufacturing19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Construction and Facilities Management20-1.123 Apr 2020
 Cybersecurity19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Early Childhood19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Environmental Services20-2.114 Aug 2020
 Estate Agency20-2.011 Sep 2020
 Financial Services19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Food Services20-2.215 Jul 2020
 Logistics20-2.022 Jul 2020
 Media19-4.022 Jan 2020
 Retail20-2.317 Jul 2020
 Sea Transport20-2.014 Aug 2020
 Security19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Tourism19-4.010 Jan 2020
 Wholesale Trade19-4.010 Jan 2020

Thermal scanning devices for body temperature measurement are regulated medical devices under the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). These are required to be evaluated and registered by HSA and the vendors are required to be licensed.

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 Letters of Intent/Interest (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 here 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 (3.53MB) or scan the QR Code below:

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Last updated on: 17 Sep 2020