CIPS awards Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority

By Georgia Wilson
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) joins, CIPS’s certified procurement excellence organisations, others awarded in the MENA region include...

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) joins, CIPS’s certified procurement excellence organisations, others awarded in the MENA region include AfDB.

Sam Achampong, Regional Head and General Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, congratulates RTA For its “tireless efforts to make consistent improvements in its procurement and supply operations through continuous assessments and serious efforts to achieve targeted deliverables. RTA’s focus on maintaining excellent procurement and supply operations is worthy of this acclaim.”

Who is the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)?

Founded in 2005, RTA is a government entity that strives to provide an advanced transport network for the people of Dubai, to make public travel safer and smoother.

Its responsibilities - buses, taxis, inter-city transport, roads engineering, registration & licensing, marine transport, commercial ads on the right of way, public buses, roads beautification, roads and parking and rail project.

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RTA obtained its certificate from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) for its procurement and supply operations. Becoming the first government entity for roads and transport to obtain this certificate. The award strongly enhances confidence in RTA’s abilities.

“The awarding of this certificate followed strict scrutiny of RTA’s procurement and supply procedures under CIPS assessment programme; which examines businesses in five key areas: leadership and organisation, strategy and policies, people, operations and systems, and performance management,” said Saeed Al Marri, Director of Procurement at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector. 

“It is the only independent and comprehensive assessment programme worldwide designed and run by a bunch of elite supply and procurement international experts. It awards certificates of excellence and competency in supply and procurement processes proving that entities have smooth, simple and efficient procurement and supply chains,” commented Al Marri. 

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