Petaling Jaya, 13 October 2022:- PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has awarded over RM900 million annually in past 5 years to over 600 qualified vendors, comprising of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) companies, covering contract awards and purchases. It strongly affirms PLUS’ commitment to develop local vendors.
“Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, contracts worth over RM1 billion were awarded annually to qualified vendors in sustaining our highway operations,” explained PLUS Managing Director, Datuk Azman Ismail. PLUS has been selected as one of the 26 anchor companies by the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development (KUSKOP) under Ministry’s Vendor Development Programme in line the Government’s Bumiputera Economic Transformation Agenda stated in the 2030 Shared Prosperity Vision.
“Under the Vendor Development Programme, PLUS actively nurtures and provides strategic platforms for registered vendors to expand their businesses and develop their capabilities and expertise,” he added.
Currently, a total of 1,200 local vendors ranging from contractors, consultants as well as suppliers offering a wide range of products and services covering maintenance, upgrading works, operations, highway technologies, ICT and corporate services are successfully registered with PLUS.
“PLUS’ robust procurement activities enables local sub-contractors and suppliers to participate in the highway industry and ecosystem. This offers wider business opportunities for small and medium enterprises with the aim of sustainable development for growth,” explained Datuk
He was quoted at the first-ever PLUS Procurement Day, an event officiated by the Secretary General, Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development, Dato’ Suriani Dato’ Ahmad representing the Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development, Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Noh Haji Omar at Persada PLUS today. Also present at the event were PLUS Management Team and employees and over 100 vendor representatives. “The PLUS Procurement Day is aimed at acknowledging the contributions and support of local vendors and contractors in ensuring smooth and efficient highway operations and services.
The event will be held from time to time to enable and ensure our vendors and contractors to receive the latest company directives including the highway technologies and customers’ expectations and requirements,” said Datuk Azman.
Apart from elevating procurement operations and ensuring smoother digitization processes, PLUS’ Procurement team also focuses on strengthening its rapport with its stakeholders, most notably the vendors. The PLUS Procurement team will be introducing Green Initiatives in the procurement processes in 2023 where continuous advocacy programmes will be held for registered vendors.
The PLUS Procurement Day event also saw the Secretary General Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development presents Vendor Performance Certificates acknowledging outstanding PLUS vendors.
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