Unlike private businesses, the Dubai government is required to follow a tender process when contracting the private sector. If a government department wishes to hire a company or individual for any reason or purpose, it must first advertise that job and obtain a certain number of tenders. Government departments often have strict tender rules about dispersing requests for proposals and the number of tenders they must obtain before they can sign a contract.
Companies submitting tenders must follow whatever guidelines the requesting department set before they can be considered eligible for hire. The Dubai government utilises the online eSupply portal operated by Dubai eGovernment and Tejari. Before a business can submit a tender for a government job,they must first register with eSupply.
The launch of eSupply between Dubai Smart Government’s Government Resources Planning (GRP) and Tejari’s eSourcing team, has created an official eSupply procurement portal for Dubai Government and the online destination for all suppliers interested in dealing with Dubai government entities. Over 1,000 procurement professionals from these 35 government entities will post tender opportunities and search/evaluate suppliers for awarding contracts. The entire process will be managed online, providing both buyers and suppliers with an efficient, effective and transparent platform for interaction and eCommerce.
The eSupply system allows suppliers/vendors to bid for government contracts and conduct business with the government in a streamlined, efficient way. Government buyers must follow strict rules when dealing with the government to avoid any legal disputes.
List of government entities using eSupply - DSG & Tejari