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  • Dubai Municipality and Tejari launch ‘Automation of Engineering Contracts’ project to develop new procedures on electronic-based tendering and awarding of bids
Dubai Municipality and Tejari launch ‘Automation of Engineering Contracts’ project to develop new procedures on electronic-based tendering and awarding of bids
Joint cooperation bolsters Dubai’s smart transformation efforts in line with directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai Municipality's Contracts and Purchasing Department has formally released the 'Automating Procedures of Engineering Contract Department' task in partnership with Tejari, a leading provider of electronic contract systems in the UAE. The introducing was the result of a previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in between the two sides as part of their efforts to support Dubai's 'wise' improvement efforts, in line with the vision and instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to change Dubai into the most intelligent city on the planet.

This strategic task which improves Dubai Municipality's e-transformation efforts prepares for automating the agreement tendering and granting process, constructs modern effectiveness, and improves accuracy and efficiency in the awarding of engineering agreements. It includes the activation of a contract and buying system in eSupply, the official central procurement portal of Dubai Smart Government in cooperation with Tejari. This guarantees the electronic integration of purchasing and agreements procedures into the unified system in a quote to modernize the Contracts and Purchasing Department's treatments and enhance its performance amidst fast clever change developments.

H.E. Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, stated: "The task will accelerate the Municipality's wise transformation efforts along with enhance transparency, reliability and competitiveness in the process of granting and tendering agreements. It aims to produce tangible and positive results in terms of sustainability by transforming paper-based deals into e-transactions. Furthermore, it functions as a strong foundation for establishing an integrated and coherent clever services in line with the objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 that focuses on constructing a leading and innovative government efficient in satisfying specific and social needs.".

H.E. Eng. Lootah included: "We are pleased to team up with Tejari, which has a proven performance history of effectively providing electronic contract systems to popular government companies and private entities in the UAE and the rest of the region. We fully dedicate to our worthwhile cooperation focused on embracing the current technological developments and innovative efforts to boost client experience and achieve our vision of developing a recognized and sustainable city".

Marwan Al Naqi, Chairman of Tejari, revealed his self-confidence in this brand-new collaboration with the Dubai Municipality's Contracts and Purchasing Department, while reaffirming Tejari's commitment to the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, targeted at continuing efforts for the comfort and happiness of individuals through the provision of numerous services in a fast and ingenious way that conserves both money and time by embracing latest innovations to attain those goals.

Al Naqi stated: "Since it was established, Tejari has actually made a strong imprint on the level of supporting federal government efforts focused on keeping up with quick advancements enforced by the detailed development march and the cultural rising. Today, we have the obligation to efficiently employ the current technological innovations in order to develop smart and linked options that will contribute to accelerate the speed of transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world. We seek to enhance cooperation with our strategic partners from the general public and privates' sectors in order to press the actions done by Dubai to become an innovative worldwide model in city management, in line with the effort of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman Executive Board, to change Dubai into a clever city".

Al Naqi concluded: "We are confident that the new job will complements the Contracts and Purchasing Department's effort to promote paperless transactions in support of continuous efforts to minimize the number of customers going to all federal government entities to 80 percent by 2018".
Eng. Ibrahim Yaqoub, Director of Contracts and Purchasing Department, Dubai Municipality stated: "At our Department, we concentrate on satisfying the needs of our consumers by supplying services and solutions that fulfill their expectations in line with the Dubai Government's wise transformation efforts. Our collaboration with Tejari for the execution of the 'Automating Procedures of Engineering Contract Department' project. With the Department awarding agreements worth billions of dirhams so far, the job aims to decrease the time needed to assess tenders to 7 working days from the previous 27 working days. It also makes it possible for specialists, service providers and stakeholders to send tenders and make fast and simple follow-ups online without going to the Department's head office. In cooperation with Tejari, we have actually successfully introduced 100 tasks, signed up 85 users, and qualified 95 contractors and specialists.".

Tejari is a leading nationwide business founded in accordance with the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, that focused on advancing e-transformation and building an integrated knowledge-based economy. Tejari has prospered in offering a special design of custom-made to electronic platforms to provide the federal government and personal tender by utilizing the most innovative technologies. Tejari provides efficient assistance services for a growing consumer base of federal government bodies and private enterprises in the UAE in addition to the remainder of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the help of a highly qualified and experienced IT team.

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