Musanada to pursue eProcurement excellence with Tejari
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, October 17 - 2012 at 12:51
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Abu Dhabi General Services "Musanada" has announced its intention to implement eProcurement technology across all its contracting and supply management activities. Musanada has selected Tejari as its strategic partner for this initiative.
Under this agreement Tejari's leading edge software technology will power Musanada's eProcurement portal eprocurement.musanada.com providing a secure, accessible and efficient web-based environment for managing all buyer and supplier interactions throughout the contracting lifecycle.
The announcement follows the successful completion of a six month pilot collaboration during which Tejari eProcurement technology was deployed to conduct over 100 Musanada tenders entirely online, from tender publication and bid collection to supplier evaluation and award.
Musanada's goal is to fully migrate its procurement and contracting activities from a traditional paper-based approach to new and more efficient web-enabled methods. The initiative is fully aligned with the company's strategic objectives and is part of its ongoing drive to continuously improve its support services to Government. eProcurement shall enhance Musanada's ability to delivery cost savings while reducing tender cycle times and ensuring ever more rigorous governance and control of the decision making process leading to award of contracts.
Tejari's system will be used by over 100 Musanada procurement and contracting professionals to award and manage hundreds of Government contracts valued at over Dhs2bn each year. As one of the most important contracting entities in Abu Dhabi, Musanada also expects such improved access, increased transparency and efficient digital interactions to further encourage supplier participation, driving competition and innovation among local and international companies.
As honoured host of the signing ceremony, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the Minister of Foreign Trade said: "Today's we've witnessed yet another important step towards Government transformation to eGovernment services, which is aligned to a greater general objective of the Abu Dhabi Governments Vision 2030. Musanada and Tejari's pioneering efforts in electronic commerce will strengthen trust between Government and business entities, reinforcing the notion that UAE's supply-chain is founded on the principles of transparency, equal opportunity and respect for the rule of law."
Commenting on the agreement, H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Fahed Al Mehairi, CEO of Musanada, said: "Musanada must stay at the forefront of procurement excellence. This strategic approach to procurement, is entirely aligned to our commitment to provide best-in-class services to the Abu Dhabi Government in support for its goal of being one of the top five governments in the world. It also reflects our broader organizational commitment and general openness to technology innovations that improve the quality and efficiency of our work."
Trais Al Ketbi, Acting Executive Director of Internal Support at Musanada said: "Musanada strives to be at the helm of technology and process innovation and are proud to now offer eProcurement technology; this strategic collaboration is in line with Musanada's commitment to providing the Abu Dhabi Government with world-class cost effective services that support their objectives and vision to be of the top leading Governments in the world."
"Musanada has launched over 110 tenders with an approximate total value of Dhs1.7bn, and has provided training to over 125 employees and over 670 suppliers for this project; We have also delivered cost reduction savings of Dhs4.4m on just two tenders through Reverse Auctions."
Mr Suhail Al Banna, Chairman of Tejari, further commented: "Tejari is honoured to be part of this initiative. Musanada is a strategic opportunity for us to demonstrate the true potential of eProcurement technologies within Abu Dhabi Government. Our team is energized and fully committed to supporting Musanada in the pursuit of its ambitious objectives."
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