Procurement requests worth BD2 million discussed

Procurement requests by government entities valued at approximately BD2 million were discussed at the 51st Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting, chaired by Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) chief executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, held via videoconference.

The committee’s agenda covered topics such as providing the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) with technical infrastructure required for smart meters.

The committee also reviewed a Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry project related to the renewal of local and international system licences, which are essential to the new postal systems as they allow access to the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Also discussed was the provision of satellite services to Bahrain TV channels at the Information Affairs Ministry to ensure continuous world-class broadcasts. The broadcast link helped the committee achieve savings equal to 25 per cent of the contract’s basic value.

The meeting also covered the provision of high-performance computers to the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry, which will better serve its engineering requirements. The committee also covered procurement requests related to upgrading IT services at other government entities.

In attendance were ICTGC vice chairman and iGA deputy CEO of electronic transformation Dr Zakareya AlKhajah; Education Ministry Under-Secretary for policies, strategies and performance Nawal Al Khater, Bahrain University College of IT Dean Dr Lamya Al-Jasmi, Health Ministry assistant under-secretary for public health Dr Mariam Al-Hajeri, iGA deputy CEO of operations and governance Dr Khalid Almutawa, Economic Development Board director of corporate services Linda Janahi, representative of the Office of the Prime Minister Ali Jassim Humood and information technology project management consultant Ali AlSoufi took part in the meeting.




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