Tawazun to manage procurement for UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Police
The economic council will be in charge of awarding projects and contracts, quality assurance, among other responsibilities.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has issued two resolutions appointing Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) to manage the procurements and contracts of the UAE Armed Forces and the Abu Dhabi Police. The resolution mandates the implementation of the Tawazun Economic Programme, which targets the creation of in-country value in the defence and security sectors.
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Tawazun will be responsible for managing the procurement and acquisition process for both entities, including approving and awarding projects and contracts, registering suppliers, quality assurance, and related legal and financial matters.
Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, said: “This resolution will help us boost our collective efforts to enhance the UAE’s defence capabilities and achieve its strategic priorities by adopting international best practices in contract and procurement management.”
Major-General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police, said building an effective contract and procurement management system “will allow the police forces to employ the latest technologies and innovative solutions to ensure a robust security system”.
Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, chief executive officer of Tawazun Economic Council, said: “Tawazun will closely work with the Ministry of Defence, the UAE Armed Forces, and the Abu Dhabi Police to build on our collective strength and give a strong boost to national defence industries to promote the culture of excellence and competitiveness within the sector.”
Separately, the Ministry of Defence and Tawazun signed a memorandum of understanding to establish and organise research and development planning and execution for the defence and security sectors.
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