Jul 11 2019
Holding open day for suppliers
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority held an open day for registered suppliers as part of its efforts to enhance the communication in line with Dubai Government’s vision to facilitate the delivery of government services to the business community. Such gatherings open the door for fruitful discussions about various elements of RTA’s strategic plans for roads and transit systems in Dubai.
“RTA is keen on holding annual meetings with suppliers as they constitute a platform for sharing mass views and suggestions that lead the way to achieving significant results for RTA,” said Saeed Al Marri, Director of Contracts and Procurement, Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector.
The meeting discussed the current and future projects of RTA along with the role of suppliers in providing logistical support to these projects at excellent standards. It also reviewed Al Harees initiative; a safe channel for RTA staff and external parties enabling them to report any violations of rights of employees and suppliers in a bid to foster a transparent working environment. Discussions also covered the smart invoices for contracts enabling invoices uploading through RTA’s website (eTenders).
The gathering discussed RTA’s code of ethics for suppliers and investors advocating the principles of legal practices, fairness, transparency, excellence, credibility, accountability, health and safety, environment, sustainability and green purchasing, social responsibility, recruitment practices in the context of human rights, conflict of interests etc.
Discussions also touched on the initiative of honouring large companies that recorded the highest number of transactions with SMEs, such as subcontractors under an initiative endorsed by RTA Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.
At the end of the gathering, the two parties engaged in questions, suggestions and ideas which enriched the session for the benefit of all parties.