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Suppliers, contractors briefed on policies, processes

Suppliers, contractors briefed on policies, processes
Participants at the forum for plant hire contractors on March 5, 2018. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji
March 11
11:00 2018

Similar training planned for West and North groups.

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) held two forums for its Central Division sup­pliers and plant hire contractors on Monday at the Suva’s Holiday Inn.

The forum seeks to strengthen a good working relationship with the contractors of WAF.

“The two forums were very suc­cessful, the main objectives were achieved, where we created dia­logue and provided a platform to hold talks with key people who help drive our business at the Wa­ter Authority of Fiji,” said WAF Board director, Kamal Gounder.

Members of the WAF Board of directors were available at both sessions to answer questions from the participants.

During the first session, the au­thority’s procurement manager, Lewis Boulton, updated suppliers on the latest processes in place at WAF.

In the second session, with plant hire contractors, WAF’s chief fi­nancial officer, Michael Joseph Lal, said the purpose of the fo­rum was to strengthen a good working relationship with the contractors.

“The forum provided contrac­tors with a better understanding of the plant hire process and gave them the opportunity to discuss the key terms and conditions of agreements. It also helped cre­ate awareness on WAF’s gift and entertainment policy, as well as the Authority’s whistle blower policy,” said Mr Lal.

Similar forums with suppliers and plant hire contractors will be held in the Western and Northern divisions in the coming months.

Source: Water Authority of Fiji

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