Smart Dubai app permits suppliers to access government contracts, bids

Smart Dubai app permits suppliers to access government contracts, bids
Smart Dubai app permits suppliers to access government contracts, bids
Published: 13 January 2020 - 7:15 a.m.

Smart Dubai has launched a Smart Supplier mobile application that will allow suppliers registered with the Government Resource Planning Systems to access data, contracts, bids, and financial transactions from more than 50 Dubai Government entities.

The mobile application, which is available on Apple and Android phones, permits registered suppliers to conduct transactions using their smartphones any time and from anywhere.

The application’s services include viewing documents related to bids, observing billing processes, submitting invoices to government entities, and paying tender fees, among others. It saves nearly 40% of the time normally needed to process invoices.

The app also provides an interactive panel that allows registered suppliers to view relevant statistics, the volume of work undertaken with government entities, and all of their contracts.

While users do not require a username or password to view the listed public bids, they will need them to access and apply for these bids.

In addition, registered suppliers can apply to get delivery notifications for products and services, and receive digitally signed documents for products and services.

The application allows government entities to enlist more suppliers for their available services, which serves to increase competition and speed the provision of better services.

The launch of the mobile application is in line with Smart Dubai’s plans to meet the goals of the Dubai Paperless Strategy and transform all applicable internal and external government transactions into paperless operations by December 2021, according to state news agency, Wam.

Commenting on the launch, the chief executive officer of the the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Wesam Lootah said: “Smart Dubai has launched a series of initiatives and services in an effort to automate Dubai Government operations. These projects and services will serve to promote our role in achieving the objectives of the ‘Year of Preparation for the UAE’s 50th Anniversary’, announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”

Lootah added: “This, in turn, expedites Dubai’s transformation into a full-fledged smart city, and paves the way for implementing the Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021.”

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