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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

OCCI, BGI ink pact for development of Omani SME platform

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Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and Business Gateways International LLC (BGI), which manages IT strategic platforms in the Sultanate of Oman, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) aimed at providing joint support and promoting growth of Omani SMEs by taking advantage of the available opportunities related to In-Country Value on the Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) and supporting expansion of these businesses in global markets.


JSRS is an In-Country Value platform to certify suppliers and utilise their services. Initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the JSRS platform has been launched on www.businessgateways.com. JSRS connects the community of buyers, which include all Oil & Gas operating companies in the energy sector and large institutions and companies from other sectors - with thousands of certified suppliers on JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (CSN), to source and award procurement related opportunities with specific emphasis on SME obligation contracts and sub-contracts to Omani SMEs.


JSRS CSN includes many Omani service providers, including SMEs, companies approved by Riyada, Local Community Contractors (LCCs) and large corporates in addition to international companies from more than 100 countries that benefit from the procurement opportunities offered by the JSRS Buyers Community.


Based on this MoC, BGI will implement a special OCCI SME platform for Omani SMEs registered with OCCI on JSRS, integrate the OCCI SME Committee on JSRS and provide business-related support services exclusively to JSRS certified SMEs through the OCCI SME platform.


This MoC is the beginning of a number of new initiatives that will be mutually implemented by OCCI and BGI with a common goal, which is to help SMEs communicate with each other and develop their businesses and services and provide information about OCCI current activities to those who are registered on the OCCI SME platform.


OCCI recommends that all Omani SMEs register in JSRS and obtain the JSRS Supplier Certification in order to benefit from the upcoming services that will be offered on OCCI SME Platform.


You can register in JSRS through BGI website: www.businessgateways.com


OCCI and BGI will soon launch awareness campaigns in all Omani governorates for all OCCI companies and introduce advantages of JSRS OCCI SME platform.


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