Smart Dubai has rolled out a new application, “Smart Supplier”, which now allows suppliers registered with the Government Resource Planning Systems to access data, contracts, bids, and financial transactions from more than 50 Dubai Government entities through a mobile application. The app is credited to saving nearly 40 percent of the time normally needed to process these invoices.
Registered suppliers will be able to conduct their transactions using their smartphones at any time and from anywhere. Application is available on:
The app allows registered suppliers to conduct several transactions including but not limited to:
- Viewing documents related to bids
- Observing billing processes
- Paying tender fees
- Submit invoices to government entities
- Interactive panel for registered suppliers to view their relevant statistics, the volume of work undertaken with government entities, and all of their contracts.
- Delivery notifications for products and services
- Receive digitally signed documents for products and services
Username or Password would be needed to access to apply for bidding among other services. The new development is in line with the ‘Dubai Paperless Strategy’, which aims to build a future without paper by 2021.
“Smart Dubai has launched a series of initiatives and services in an effort to automate Dubai Government operations. These projects and services will serve to promote our role in achieving the objectives of the ‘Year of Preparation for the UAE’s 50th Anniversary’, announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. This, in turn, expedites Dubai’s transformation into a full-fledged smart city, and paves the way for implementing the Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021,” said Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment.
As for government entities, the application allows them to enlist more suppliers for their available services, which serves to increase competition and speed the provision of better services.