The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced it has received the CIPS corporate ethics mark from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), becoming the first federal entity in the UAE to achieve such recognition. This achievement comes in light of TRA’s efforts on continuous development, contributing to achieving global leadership, excellence and developing functional competencies in ethical procurement and supply management. This mark is highly regarded as an indicator of key global practice in the procurement and supply profession, especially in dealing with suppliers and partners while ensuring transparency and professional ethics.
Commenting on this milestone, H.E. Saeed Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director General of TRA’s Support Services Sector, said: "The TRA is actively working to reach the first place in the Telecommunications Infrastructure Index (TII), a global competitive index issued by the United Nations. To this end, the TRA had to develop the procurement and supply function and system, as well as prepare a highly qualified team. TRA’s international certification reflects the tireless efforts of the Procurement and Contracts Team in bringing about a major transformation in the TRA, and the fruitful cooperation between the TRA and specialized international organizations such as CIPS.”
Mr. Al Suwaidi stressed that TRA's goals and visions can only be achieved by providing the best performance in the various sections and departments of the TRA, adding: “We at the TRA work as a team towards achieving a smooth and swift entry into the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our success depends mainly on providing advanced infrastructures, hence the role of the procurement and supply profession, which we have sought to develop in the past years by developing the capabilities and skills of employees working in this domain, especially since we are living in a transitional period characterized by the automation of procurement processes, which is in line with the UAE’s trends towards digital transformation.”
The TRA continuously promotes the smart business method and adopts digital technology in all tasks while implementing online systems for procurement, contracting and supplier management, thereby leading to reduced administrative effort, faster decision-making, reduced cost and increased competitiveness among suppliers to offer the best deals.