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23 April 2024

New system for tenders a success

By Staff Writer

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Finance (DoF) and the Member of Executive Council, said the department has decentralised system for procurement and tenders in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain municipalities.


This system, which was initiated in 2006, uses the latest management meth-odologies and e-procurement applications, which will bring about a quantum leap in management practices complemented by smoother and easier procurement processes.


Sheikh Mohammed said the new system has been developed and implemented through a partnership between DoF and the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain municipalities following several workshops.


Commenting on completing over one year of successful implementation of the procurement and tender system, Sheikh Mohammed said the system has achieved the goals it set, which include easier and faster procurement and tender processes coupled with sound financial management practices.


This was followed by a new procurement, tender, bidding, and warehousing law, which is being implemented at all government entities in Abu Dhabi. The law is suited for all government bodies that have independent financial systems. Sheikh Mohammed reiterated that DoF welcomes the support of any entity willing to implement the new law through knowledge- and experience-sharing.


He said the new procurement law coincided with the adoption of a modern authorisation system. He said work is in progress to implement advanced applications such as a data bank and performance measurement standards system, and decision-making support systems.


The chairman expressed his trust in the new procurement system that it would bring more competition, transparency, and proficiency of work relationships between government and private sector entities, while providing better and easier procurement processes.