Oman: Ministerial Circular Grants Priority to Local Firms in Digital Transformation Projects

Muscat: The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology issued a ministerial circular to all units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus stating that all companies shall be given an opportunity when these units issue tenders for government digital transformation projects. The circular stressed that priority shall be granted to local technology companies.

The Ministry explained that local technology companies may compete towards the implementation of government digital transformation projects if the firms meet the technical requirements.

The circular affirms the Ministry’s keenness to include evaluation criteria that support local technical products and services. It focuses on local firms that are committed to applying higher rates of Omanization and offer opportunities for professionals in technical fields. The aim is to empower and support the local economy.

The Ministry urged units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus to shortlist opportunities in projects and initiatives within a unit’s digital transformation plan.

The projects can be implemented through the assistance of emerging technology companies, small and medium technology companies and self-employed entrepreneurs in Oman, according to the regulations followed in this regard.

The second batch of “Jadarah (Efficiency)” initiative was launched in the first quarter of 2023 by the Ministry in cooperation with the Secretariat General of the Tender Board.

Through the initiative, locally-developed technical products are given access to government institutions and companies.

The initiative lends support to nascent technology companies, providing them with an opportunity to test their products and apply them in the target institutions. It also seeks to undertake necessary measures and coordinate with target institutions to test the local technology firms’ products.

This is in addition to promoting and marketing locally developed products. It targets emerging local technology companies that have standard-quality technical products of use to government departments. – ONA

more recommended stories

Terms of Use:

  • This website Arabian Daily is an individual’s property, not used for any commercial or sales purposes. What you see here are one’s random thoughts in action. I, by no means, endorse any product or party through this, unless stated explicitly.
  • All work you will find here is copyrighted unless stated otherwise. No part of this work can be reproduced in any way with the exception of a) if you share our work, it should link back to this website; b) if you quote any part of our work, it should be properly credited to us with a link to this website.
  • All images used on this website have been taken from open source image websites on the Internet. If any of them are copyrighted to you and you want us to take them down or add credits, please feel free to contact us here, or by using the contact form on this page.
  • The views expressed on Arabian Daily are solely ours. They do not represent any party or any particular school of thought. This website does not promote racism in any form.
  • Privacy Policy:
    This website will respect the readers’ and the writer’s privacy. We do not sell any of their personal or contact information to another company. We do not put your information on spam lists. Also, and more importantly, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of our advertisers or website commenters.
  • Reserve Rights: We reserve the right to change the focus on this website, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use at our own discretion.