ICTGC meeting discusses strategic procurement

MANAMA: Strategic procurement requests valued at approximately BD3.5 million were discussed at the 45th Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting, chaired by Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) chief executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed.

At the virtual meeting, Mr Al Qaed said that the addition of Health Ministry representative Dr Mariam Al Hajeri to the committee will enhance its tasks and help it to better achieve its objectives. He praised the efforts of outgoing committee member Fatima Al Ahmed.

The meeting also discussed the Open Data Policy, which aims to strengthen transparency and accountability while highlighting on the importance of making government data accessible and easy to use by various sectors, which in turn promotes innovation and creativity.

The policy was created in line with the high standards and practices of the United Nations (UN) eGovernment Readiness Index, and adheres to the kingdom’s laws, covering the Protection of Information and State Documents and Personal Data.

Among the notable strategic procurement requests was the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry’s ‘Rimal’ project, which will automate procedures for sand searching and mining through a host of advanced spatial systems eServices built using an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform.

The committee also discussed the Education and Training Quality Authority’s national electronic exam project for 9th and 12th grade students, dubbed one of the most important initiatives by the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training. The system will enhance education in the kingdom through the automation of the student exam system and more accurate performance measurement.

The meeting also covered the upgrading of network systems and infrastructure, the renewal of support and maintenance licences at a number of government entities, and the implementation of decisions from previous meetings.


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