UAE’s TDRA won Entity Award for best Procurement, Sustainable Service

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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The UAE Telecommunications and Digital Government Authority (TDRA) won the Best Entity Award for the “Best Procurement Team” and “Best Sustainable Service” categories within the “Best Business Award (BBA)”, which is one of the most prestigious accolades in the UK.

With this achievement, the TDRA becomes the first federal entity to obtain these two awards in the field of procurement and supply at the regional level.

The BBA recognizes the most successful institutions in the public and private sectors, highlighting the winning teams’ and institutions’ innovation and creativity as role models in implementing the best work mechanisms to achieve their goals.

The TDRA was awarded as a result of the company’s strategic plan in digital transformation and the provision of a sustainable work environment, as well as the best investment in procurement and supply human cadres, by including them in institutional professional certification programs in procurement and supply.

The formation of the first youth group in the field of procurement and supply, and nominating the TDRA to lead this group, as well as the establishment of the first procurement and supply group in the telecom field, which includes experts from several local and international institutions.

In addition, the TDRA, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), contributed to the launch of the first professional programs for fresh graduates in procurement and supply.

Mr. Mohammad Al Kitbi, Deputy Director-General for Support Services Sector remarked that “over the past five years, the TDRA has developed the procurement team by focusing on enhancing technology, investing in human cadres to become professionally qualified in the field of procurement and supply, as well as strengthening its relations with suppliers by launching several initiatives and projects to rationalize costs. At the TDRA, we are always keen to strengthen our relations with suppliers to protect the interests of all parties and achieve the best returns from purchases, to ensure that it provides the best services in the ICT sector, and achieve customer happiness.”

The authority was the first federal entity to get the CIPS institutional professional certificate, demonstrating its commitment to putting global professional ethical principles in this field.

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