Government Procurement Requests Worth BD6 Million Discussed at 56th ICT Governance Committee Meeting


Procurement requests by government entities valued at approximately BD6 million were discussed at the 56th Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting, chaired by Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed and held via videoconference.

The Committee studied the requirements of a University of Bahrain (UoB) course evaluation project, an advanced system that automatically evaluates the university’s educational courses, streamlines surveys of students and faculty, enables data analysis, generates interactive reports, and bridges gaps in its ability to enhance education.

The meeting discussed a project to enhance the iGA’s Population Registry System, which is one of the key national systems and a centralized database for all citizens’ and residents’ information that is linked to most government services and systems. The project will upgrade the system’s technological features and reinforce its data security measures in line with latest standards.

The Committee reviewed the technology requirements of the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA) and its future projects for the development and design of new cities and areas in the Kingdom. The ICTGC also discussed projects and procurement requests related to improving IT services at several government entities. In addition, the Committee reviewed implemented decisions from previous meetings.

In attendance were ICTGC Vice Chairman and iGA Deputy CE of Electronic Transformation, Dr. Zakareya Ahmed AlKhajah; Ministry of Education Undersecretary for Policies, Strategies, and Performance, Nawal Al Khater; Ministry of Health Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health, Dr. Maryam Ibrahim Al-Hajri; iGA Deputy CE of Operations and Governance, Dr. Khalid Ahmed Almutawa; Ministry of Finance and National Economy Director of Financial Systems Development, Abdullah Ahmed Dhaif; Economic Development Board (EDB) Director of Corporate Services, Linda Mohammed Janahi; Director of Services and Information Technology at the Prime Minister’s Office, Ahmed Al Qayem; and Information Technology Project Management Consultant, Ali AlSoufi. The event was also attended by the committee’s support team.