Greater supplier competitiveness achieved through Tejari’s web-based technology

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January, 2017– Leading strategic procurement company, Tejari has concluded a partnership with Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) to optimize its competitive procurement bidding processes that enable greater transparency for its suppliers.

The Ajman Free Zone Authority is the first entity within Ajman Government to establish an agreement with Tejari.

The two partners have signed a contract to adopt Tejari’s world-class automated BravoAdvantage platform to enable efficient internal management of their procurement processed enabling more agile, transparent and quick delivery of free zone services.

On this occasion, Mahmood Al-Hashimi, AFZ Director General, said “There is no doubt that this fruitful cooperation will become one of the most important free zone tools in dealing with their suppliers in a manner serves quick delivery and flexibility that have become a part of the Ajman Free Zone’s strategy. As well, this partnership opens the door to e-bids in order to attract a wide range of companies and institutions involved in the basic services of Ajman Free Zone and other important projects. This will provide an opportunity for local, regional and international businesses to participate in the electronic purchase orders. Most modern institutions are fully aware of the effectiveness of electronic procurement because of its significant savings in costs as the service will provide an important tenders platform for development projects”.

He also added that this partnership reveals the features of the close cooperation agreed by the parties in building and sustaining relations of cooperation between them. Both parties are keen to build bridges of understanding and cooperation in order to unify their joint efforts and activities so as to take advantage of the possibilities available to each of them such as accumulated scientific and practical experience. This has a positive reflection on the final output as a result of cooperation between them.

Marwan Al Naqi, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tejari commented saying “This partnership is an effective interface and easy to use by the suppliers of Ajman Free Zone. It enables them to conduct competitive bidding as part of the procurement processes. The system facilitates to bidders the opportunity to participate in the applications and tenders offered by the Ajman Free Zone. This will provide significant savings in costs and improves market access for the government entity”. He went on to say that “The Partnership reflects the Foundation’s commitment to maintaining leadership and innovative solutions that contribute to the renaissance style through their internal processes”.

Tejari will work closely with AFZ to select the right solutions for current businesses. The leading procurement technology equips AFZA with appropriate tools to make better decisions about the right competitively priced supplier. This will ultimately benefit the emirate through its tendering processes.

Tejari is also able to track and measure the procurement department’s KPIs through a strategic sourcing platform which is a better integrated solution involving AFZA’s key stakeholders.

 

About Tejari

Tejari operates as an integral part of the BravoSolution network with an exclusive focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Its growing team composed of more than 70 professionals across Dubai and Abu Dhabi provide effective support to a rising portfolio of local clients as well as multi-national organizations operating in the region.

With its market leading global strategic procurement platform, 15+ years of practitioner experience, directly serving over 70 countries, Tejari as part of the BravoSolution group, helps more than 600 companies and 100,000 purchasing professionals worldwide unlock the power of procurement to drive financial performance, build procurement organizational excellence, manage risk, and influence innovation. Tejari’s approach to strategic procurement consistently delivers business outcomes to enable customers to outperform.

Tejari approach in the field of strategic procurement aims to continue to provide the best business results to enable customers to achieve excellence within their markets through 18 offices spread over 12 countries along four continents, in addition to more than 600 experts in the field of procurement. For more information about Tejari, please visit the website: www.tejari.com, or follow us through ‘Twitter’ Tejari_UAE @, in addition to our account in ‘LinkedIn’.

 

About AFZ

Ajman Free Zone is characterized with its unique services in the process of facilities for companies, institutions and provides a healthy environment for investment and business through infrastructure built on the experience and optimum performance. Ajman Free Zone adopts modern methods aiming at customer satisfaction in order to increase his desire to the expansion of the business. Ajman Free Zone is an investment base in the emirate of Ajman and United Arab Emirates (UAE) because of multiple opportunities to attract local and foreign capitals in a form of investments in various economic activities and the development of export industries and international trade exchanges.

Ajman Free Zone strengthens the leading role of the private sector in the establishment of private and joint ventures which is working to provide job opportunities for the national cadres and give them the technical skills and practical experience. As a result of these efforts over the past years, Ajman Free zone succeeded in attracting many institutions, companies and factories as the manufacturing, assembly, processing, storage, packaging, distribution and general trade are the most important activities that are available in the Ajman Free Zone. It include the storage and distribution of petroleum products, assembly of electrical, electronic, computer devices, building materials, clothing industry, food, trade and many other projects.

The government of Ajman offers several incentives and facilities for investors in Ajman Free Zone such as lack of restrictions on the transfer of profits or capitals and low customs in the UAE on various goods, in addition to the promotion and encouragement in trade fairs and the issuance of industrial and commercial manuals that relate to the industrial sector.

The Ajman Free Zone is keen to investors’ interest and their views on the free zone services. Therefore, it adopted a mechanism to meet with investors and businessmen on a regular basis under the slogan (Investors Voice Forum) to listen to their suggestions and opinions, and the obstacles they face and to find appropriate solutions and to overcome them. A committee formed of departments’ directors in Ajman Free Zone meets with a number of businessmen to discuss the most important issues and listen to their proposals and ideas on the development of joint actions and cooperation mechanisms in the free zone. As the Ajman Free Zone is keen to provide the best services to investors and communicate with them to provide their needs was, it launched devices with flat touching to provide value-added service including customer satisfaction questionnaire, support and assistance program which shows a brief on the procedures and papers required and conditions in English and Arabic languages. The devices were distributed in the main entrances and important facilities for easy accessibility.

The Ajman Free Zone seeks to create opportunities and develops programs aimed at attracting capital and investors to the free zone. It is witnessing increasing grow and attracts a large number of productive companies.

 

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