BD1.7m procurement requests by government entities discussed

MANAMA: Procurement requests by government entities valued at approximately BD1.7 million were discussed at the second meeting of the third session of the Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC).

Held via videoconference, the meeting was chaired by Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) chief executive Mohammed Al Qaed and covered a range of topics, including several strategic government projects and procurement requests.

It included a discussion on Bahrain’s taxi meter initiative, which is aimed at making taxi services more accessible to citizens, residents, and visitors and improving customer satisfaction. This will contribute to stronger transportation and tourism services nationwide.

The committee also reviewed an Information Management System project for the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry, which will streamline the updating and management of data at testing laboratories and improve their output, in line with the requirements of the testing and calibration laboratories (ISO 17025).

In addition, the committee covered other projects, policies, strategies, and their performance. It also reviewed implemented decisions from previous meetings.

In attendance were ICTGC vice-chairman and iGA deputy chief executive of electronic transformation Dr Zakareya Al Khajah; Education Ministry under-secretary for policies, strategies, and performance Nawal Al Khater; deputy chief executive for operations and governance Dr Khalid Al Mutawa; Finance and National Economy Ministry director of financial systems development Abdullah Dhaif; director of services and information technology at the Prime Minister’s Office Ahmed Al Qayem; University of Bahrain dean of the College of Information Technology Dr Hessa Al Junaid; and information technology project management consultant Ali Al Soufi.




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