Dubai eGovernment and Tejari have launched an upgraded eSupply portal that will be used by all Dubai Government entities to announce and finalise their procurement needs.

The launch of between Dubai eGovernment’s Government Resources Planning (GRP) and Tejari’s eSourcing team, has created an official eSupply procurement portal for Dubai Government and the online destination for all suppliers interested in dealing with Dubai government entities. Over 1,000 procurement professionals from these 35 government entities will post tender opportunities and search/evaluate suppliers for awarding contracts. The entire process will be managed online, providing both buyers and suppliers with an efficient, effective and transparent platform for interaction and eCommerce.

At the press conference to announce the launch of the eSupply portal, HE Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment, said: “Thanks to cooperation from Tejari, we can now implement unified and integrated procedures at the government level with the aim of a faster and more efficient approach for eTransactions between government entities and suppliers. This will help in meeting customers’ needs and expediting the pace of digital transformation in Dubai as part of our strategy in implementation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”

Meanwhile, Suhail Al Banna, CEO of Tejari, said: “Tejari is proud to support Dubai’s upgrade of its government services by offering our best technology, and providing professional services of the highest quality. Tejari is committed to promote constructive co-operation with Dubai eGovernment to make optimal use of upgrading and integrating the GRP systems and eSourcing programme.”

“The eSupply portal is further evidence of Dubai Government’s commitment to advanced technologies that simplify its interactions with businesses and establishments. Through this portal, Dubai Government fulfils its promises of allowing equal and transparent opportunities for all suppliers, cultivating an increasingly dynamic and competitive supply-chain for the provision of goods and services to all government entities,” he added.

The MoU signed earlier by the two parties stipulates the exchange of resources, experiences and expertise to enhance the integration between the GRP Systems provided by Dubai eGovernment to all government entities to run their financial, logistic and human resources and the eSourcing provided by Tejari, the Middle East’s leading company in supply management solutions.

Upgrading the eSupply portal helps the Dubai government to push its digital transformation forward in its ongoing quest towards a knowledge-based economy. The upgrade will now permit government entities to upload the requests for quotations from their GRP systems to the eSupply portal. This will be followed by a second phase for uploading the quotations submitted by suppliers through the eSupply portal to the GRP systems. The specialist employees at the government entities as well as suppliers have been trained in the new system while support has been provided to the buyers from government entities in active auctions, thereby enabling integration to offer many advanced features at the level of public auctions.

Previously, Tejari implemented the integration procedures by training the supplier and government entity buyers, with Dubai eGovernment supervising the project. The two parties also held technical workshops to discuss integration and development with the participation of many government departments. The GRP systems play a vital role in achieving integration among government entities inDubai, especially since they are currently adopted by 42 government departments and entities. These systems comprise 25 streams that provide a platform for more efficient management of basic resources and human competencies. They include Financial Management Systems, HR Systems, Payroll System, Purchasing, Inventory, Supply Chain Management System, Asset Life Management System and Functional Shared Services in addition to automated systems such as eJob and eLearning.

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