The 2nd Procurement Middle East Awards 2020 Winners


Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman won the Supplier Relationship Management Award at the Procurement Middle East Awards 2020.

“It was definitely a tough competition and winning the award has enhanced the interest in corporate governance and our department’s strategic map” Khaled Ahmed AlHosani, CEO of Support Services Sector at the Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman said.

“Procurement Middle East Awards enables the development of young talent and highlights the innovation in the procurement sector supporting institutional excellence and sustainability. I advise everyone in the field of procurement and tendering to actively participate in the Procurement Middle East Conference and Awards, as it paves the way in exchanging knowledge, experiences and share achievements”, he added.



For their innovations in the contractor pre-qualification e-serivces the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning - Bahrain were adjudged as winners of the Breaking the Barrier Award.

This category highlights a functino or team that took proactive measures to manage and mitigate risk for competitive advanctage and better functioning.




Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi bagged the Procurement Team Award.

Accepting the award, Waleed Al Saeedi, Supply Chain Director at the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi said: “We are extremely honoured to be receiving the Procurement Team Award at Procurement Middle East 2020. We are sincerely grateful for this nomination and are extremely pleased to accept this Year’s Award. We want to thank all who worked with us to make this event happen. We clearly realize the scale of this opportunity and this makes us even more proud of this achievement. We want to pay a tribute to all the other organisations who were nominated for this award. We would also like to extend our extreme gratitude to H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa, The Bahrain Tender Board and Messe Frankfurt for their continued efforts to raise the standards of the procurement profession in the region. For us winning this prestigious award has been a great experience. We feel proud that our team is recognised at the highest level in the procurement profession. We believe Procurement Middle East has enabled an excellent platform for the procurement profession in the region which provides us an opportunity to be recognised for our efforts and to demonstrate how valuable procurement is for every organisation.  We feel through this platform organisations and their talent will be motivated to innovate and showcase their innovations to be recognised at the highest level of the profession and strive to consistently raise the excellence of procurement practices. We feel that a body which recognises talent and innovation of corporations and individual is an integral part of the profession to excel. With the continued recognition of the Procurement Middle East Awards and growth in attendees and participants, we would definitely promote participation at the event.”



The Procurement Transformation Award at Procurement Middle East Awards 2020 went to Saudi Aramco for their Supply Chain Excellence project and for transforming the Saudi Aramco Supply Chain Management Solutions Portfolio through the adoption of best practice and agile business rule-based configurations and decommissioning of custom legacy IT solutions and business processes.



The Bahrain Economic Development Board won the Most Innovative Technology Project Award.

The award recognizes Bahrain EDB's efforts in transforming their internal systems and procurement procedures from traditional to fully digitized including the Tender Letter System, eTendering Workflow, RFP document process and evaluation process.



Dubai Municipality was announced as the winners of the Best Procurement Project category.

The award highlights Dubai Municipality efforts in re-engineering the service process by enabling technological tools including digitizing processes of e-notification, e-tendering, and e-awarding; designing a digital path for contracts pathway to reduce the renewal contract cycle time; creating a data warehouse to include all contract related data for improved decision making and re-engineering evaluation process and using electronic evaluation and artificial intelligence for a better tender awarding process.



The Cost Optimization Award at the Procurement Middle East Awards 2020 went to Masstok - the first and the only Surplus E-commerce resource dedicated to the Oil, Gas and Energy sector in the Middle East.

Masstok’s CEO Ainsley Duncombe said that “Procurement Middle East Awards gives recognition in the region, builds the credibility of the company, benchmarking with other companies, helps to increase brand awareness and promote the business to new customers in the Middle East region. It was a big achievement and great honour for a start-up company like ours to be nominated along with big league companies and to receive the award in our very first year of operation.”



Shaikha Alshehhi of the Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman was recognised as the Budding Talent at the Procurement Middle East Awards 2020. The budding talent category honours young talents who have been working towards making a difference in the procurement industry.



GPIC's Entesar Al-Binfalah won the Procurement Hero Award.

This award recognises a person who has gone above and beyond in his / her procurement job role, whether that’s providing exceptional individual contribution or going the extra mile to help their colleagues / company / community / country during COVID-19 pandemic.



Consus Global won the Procurement Consultancy Award for using innovative tools, templates and processes during customer assignments that helped drive value for their customers.