As part of its operational digital transformation, Omantel, the pioneering integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate, has launched the first e-Auction in the procurement and contracts sector to sell spare parts, used communication systems equipment, devices, and electric generators.
As a leading company empowering digital transformation in the Sultanate, Omantel has challenged the circumstances dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic and has channelised a great deal of its business and procedures electronically. This initiative was made possible by adding new features and modules to the existing platforms.
An e-Auction was launched through the company's e-tendering system (https://tenders.omantel.om), which was open to all local and international companies. Six specialised local companies, including SMEs, were shortlisted based on their compliance with the pre-qualification requirements.
Commenting on the launch of Omantel's first e-Auction, Ghalib Ali Hamood Al-Mamari, Senior Manager, Purchase Transaction Office at Omantel procurement and contract sector, said, "At Omantel, we seek to streamline and facilitate our procedures with all the parties dealing with us. The launching of the first e-Auction comes as part of our endeavour to stay up to date with the technological progress achieved in the field of e-services and to save time, effort, and money for companies wishing to compete for the purchase of the materials offered for tendering.''
“The success of this e-auction reflects the company's pursuit to achieve digital transformation. It also emphasizes the company's intention to launch more e-auctions in the forthcoming period. The procedures carried out in this regard are characterized by transparency and equal opportunity," Al Mamari added.
It is worth mentioning that Omantel offered an e-auction training programme to the companies which fulfilled the relevant conditions. This training resulted in the active and competitive participation of all the shortlisted companies.
Omantel is the pioneering telecommunications company in the Sultanate and the primary provider of integrated internet services for individuals, companies, and government agencies. The company strives to promote growth and prosperity in all sectors of the Sultanate, along with providing a new concept of businesses and bringing in the global content and means of entertainment.