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AFZA signs Tejari for procurement services

Ajman Free Zone Authority to use Tejari's procurement platform

AFZA signs Tejari for procurement services
Ajman Free Zone Authority has signed a deal to use Tejari's e-procurement platform.

Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZA) has signed a deal with Tejari to use its BravoAdvantage procurement platform.

AFZA will use Tejari's platform and services to improve the management of procurement processes, to enable more agile, transparent and quick delivery of free zone services. The Tejari solutions will also enable AFZA to track and measure its procurement department's KPIs, to improve the quality of operations.

Mahmood Al-Hashimi, AFZA 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."

Al-Hashimi 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: "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.

The agreement is first deal for Tejari with an Ajman Government entity.

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