Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (MBRE), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has signed a partnership agreement with du to give priority to members of MBRE in Dubai who are accredited with the Government Procurement Program when providing tenders or bids at du.
The agreement was signed by Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, and Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Human Resources and Shared Services Officer, du, attended by officials from Dubai SME and du.
As per the agreement, MBRE will provide a list of its accredited members to du, so that the company can allocate an agreed percentage of selected purchases for some categories of its goods and services specifically to them.
"The agreement with du will provide the opportunity for Mohammed Bin Rashid establishment for SME Development (MBRE) members to explore tangible new opportunities. This initiative reflects our commitment to supporting small and medium enterprises in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to strengthen the national economy through modern methods and techniques for the SME sector," said Al Janahi.
He added: “Enhanced co-operation is one of the cornerstones of the growth of small and medium enterprises. Our agreement with du not only highlights the increased focus of Mohammed Bin Rashid establishment for SME Development (MBRE) in promoting public-private partnerships but also in creating new growth opportunities for the SME sector.”
Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Human Resources and Shared Services Officer, du, said: ”We are proud of this partnership and to be able to contribute as a national company in nurturing the SME sector especially with regard to Emarati entrepreneurs. Through this agreement, we want to support the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment members by offering them the opportunity and priority in providing services to du in various fields in which they specialise.”