RTA explains tendering-process requirements

Electronic contract, procurement to boost international standards

Dubai's RTA is elucidating its contracts and tendering procedure for key clients.
Dubai's RTA is elucidating its contracts and tendering procedure for key clients.

Dubai's RTA has hosted a detailed briefing on its tendering process requirements and procedures at Dubai Silicon Oasis as part of a broader initiative to boost its customer service.

Saeed Al Marri, RTA director of contracts and procurement, said: "The department is making an effort to brief various government and private entities in the UAE on best practice adopted in its contracts, procurement and qualification of suppliers." Al Marri said this was to ensure the RTA adhered to international standards.

Mohammad Tayseer Kifaya, qualification engineer at the RTA's contracts and procurement department, gave a presentation on key contracts processes, as well as its electronic qualification and evaluation system for suppliers, introduced last April.

"The system has been met with resounding success, as it has contributed to reducing the time and effort spent by companies interested in obtaining qualification, and the qualification department in processing transactions timeously," said Kifaya.

Muwaffaq Al Khateeb, development and follow-up engineer, gave a briefing on the RTA's tendering procedure, including the classification of contracts, such as 'engineering' or 'specialised'.

Al Khateeb said the RTA's new electronic Maximo contract and procurement system "is a key international standard adopted as it contributes to the automation of contracts processing and following them up online.

"It is also considered as the sole platform enabling selected and invited firms to submit their bids in various tenders released by the RTA, to complete the contracts-awarding process, endorse payment installments, and follow-up project completion through the issuance of project completion certificats," said Al Khateeb.

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