By Gavin Gibbon
Application forms part of strategy to make all government transactions paperless by December 2021
Suppliers registered on Dubai’s Government Resource Planning Systems (GRPS) can access data, contracts, bids and financial transactions from more than 50 government entities in the emirate through a mobile phone application.
The launch of the new app is part of Smart Dubai’s plans to meet the Dubai Paperless Strategy and transform all internal and external government transactions into paperless operations by December 2021.
Available on Apple and Android phones, the app can be accessed from anywhere and allows users to view documents related to bids, look at billing processes and paying tender fees, among other services, saving an estimated 40 percent of time previously taken.
Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, said: “The ‘Smart Supplier’ app brings advanced smart solutions to Dubai Government employees and customers, establishing a new and innovative method of doing business.
“The application depends on a unified, all-encompassing, efficient, and easy-to-use platform that will gradually phase out paper transactions.”
Over the past three years, Smart Dubai has rolled out 137 initiatives and 1,129 services across more than 70 government entities in the emirate.
The GRPS consists of more than 30 systems, involving over 71,000 employees. It handles 95 percent of the government budget, managing over 45,000 suppliers and nearly 7,000 users. The system has helped the Dubai Government save AED4.3bn ($1.2bn) over the past 12 years.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.