Tanweer intensifies cooperation efforts with SMEs (Riyada)
The Rural Areas Electricity Company
"Tanweer" -member of Nama
Group- is redoubling its efforts to empower Omani small and medium enterprises
within the framework of the existing cooperation between the Ministry of
Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion and the authorities concerned with
empowering and promoting these companies.
To this end, Tanweer launched a
series of dialogue sessions with entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium
enterprises (SMEs-(Riyada)) in its concession areas based.
These dialogues aim to bring Tanweer and SMEs (Riyada) closer, enhance cooperation, clarify the mechanisms for
benefiting from the contracts offered by Tanweer, and register new vendors
through the central supplier portal
The first session was in the
Governorate of Dhofar, where Tanweer organised a 3-day session Divided into
groups between companiesat its regional office in the governorate. The sessions will
continue in other governorates, including Musandam and Al Wusta.
The company`s efforts to expand its
in-country value (ICV) footprint via SMEs come in light of the recent
directives of the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) to limit contracts with a
value not exceeding 10,000 Omani Rials to SMEs(Riyada).
These directives embody the wise endeavors
of the government of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to empower local
companies and provide the support necessary for their development and
advancement to play a more significant role in the Omani economy.
It is noteworthy that Tanweer had
previously held the Virtual Contractors Forum in December last year, which included
more than 100 contractors and suppliers from SMEs(Riyada). The meeting included exchanging
views and identifying the challenges facing these companies during the
implementation of projects, the mechanisms for awarding tenders to small and
medium-sized companies and introducing the laws and standards applied in the
registration of companies operating in the sector.