KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 : Telekom Malaysia Bhd has appointed 23 schedule of rates (JKH) contractors as its main partners (MPs) for supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of line plant network projects, including associated civil works for projects worth RM1.2 billion.
TM Chief Procurement Officer Mohamad Mohamad Zain said the contracts would be valid for three years from Oct 1, 2015.
He said 18 of them were chosen from the 96 existing JKH contractors, who had done works for TM since 1993, while the remaining five were selected from open tenders.
“Of existing JKH contractors not selected as main contractors, 58 would be placed as consortium partners to work under the MPs to enable them to continue with their work or jointly manage and deliver awarded projects.
“The appointed MPs were empowered to appoint their co-partners and TM would ensure that the CPs get their part in this mega project,” he told the media after the handover of award letters to the 23 main partners by TM Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa here today.
At the event, TM also launched its Vendor Transformation Programme as part of its Bumiputera Vendor Development Programme, enhancing the scheme into a strategic partnership model.
Mohamad said the programme would enable TM to further improve its vendor ecosystem towards the development of strong, resilient, competitive and sustainable Bumiputera corporate champions in line with the national agenda.
In a statement, Zamzamzairani said TM is currently in a transformation mode in the strive to realise its aspirations of becoming Malaysia’s number one converged communication service provider.
As part of the ecosystems, TM vendors also have to be transformed to fulfill the business needs and in support of the national agenda in an effort to create more Bumiputera corporate champions, he said. – Bernama