November Newsletter 2022


Welcome to the November 2022 Newsletter

Browse through the monthly highlights

The JSRS Newsletter brings you exciting news from all Sectors, insights from Industry leaders, updates on the JSRS, In-Country Value (ICV), happening procurement projects and information on upcoming Events. Scroll down to read this month’s highlights.

JSRS Happenings

Welcoming new entrants on the JSRS

The Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) is quickly becoming a National Procurement Initiative in Oman, a primary sourcing base of Oman’s Oil & Gas and other major Industries’ procurement system. With our community growing every month, we are shedding light on the new entrants who have recently joined JSRS.
Sector-wise breakdown of Certified Supplier [November 2022]

JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (JSRS CSN)

November ’22 saw over 130+ Suppliers certified on JSRS from Oman and around the world. Here is a pie-chart that offers a Sector-wise breakdown of the Certified Suppliers this month. Congratulations to the companies who have recently joined the JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (JSRS CSN). Engage with JSRS CSN

Buyers Community

The JSRS Buyers Community is a highly reputed group of organizations consisting of all the Oil & Gas Operators, Other Industry Buyers, Contractors, EPCs across Oman. At present, we have 20+ Oil & Gas Operators and Other Industry Buyers. Explore the JSRS Buyers Community
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Here is what Hydrocarbon Finder E&P (an Operator who has been part of the JSRS Buyers Community for the past 6 years) had to say about the JSRS:

“JSRS was a very useful platform with a vast database of qualified suppliers and service providers. It helped us to connect to new suppliers and to procure competitively to meet our requirements.”
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Zahra Al Riyami

Team Lead, Contracts Procurement & Logistics Hydrocarbon Finder E&P SAOC

JSRS Search Statistics

The JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (JSRS CSN) consists of thousands of potential Clients, Suppliers and Partners who could be looking at your company for business opportunities, partnerships, etc. During November ’22, over 4600+ searches were made for Products and Services on the JSRS. Here is a look at the top five Products/Services searches made by the JSRS Buyers Community and the JSRS CSN.

Local Community Contractors

The ‘Local Community Contractor’ (LCC) Special Status is for companies operating within the concession areas of certain Operators. LCCs who meet specific criteria, as defined by these Operators, are identified on the JSRS Certificate as ‘Special Status’ LCC. Companies with the LCC Special Status benefit from priority procurement opportunities from respective Operators.
Omani Suppliers who qualify to be Local Community Contractors (LCCs) can apply for the LCC Special Status in their JSRS Certificate. LCC Special Status approval on the Certificate is currently endorsed by Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO), Duqm Refinery – OQ and CC Energy Development (CCED).
JSRS Identifies and Certifies the LCC Suppliers and facilitate them with a secured tendering system for the main Contractors to float their LCC Obligated Opportunities to credible LCC Suppliers. Operators are empowered with a JSRS- CMS track and monitoring system for the ICV spend within various Supplier Communities like LCCs and SMEs

iAdvisory Webinar: Connecting Singapore Businesses

to Opportunities in Oman (Conducted Successfully)

iAdvisory Webinar: Connecting Singapore Businesses to Opportunities in Oman

Enterprise Singapore, in association with Business Gateways, organized an iAdvisory Webinar on 15 November 2022. The major focus of the webinar was to discuss Oman’s 2040 Vision to prioritise technological innovation, digitalization, its diversified Energy Sector, and the increasing use of Renewable Energy. This session also highlighted the potential in emerging Sectors of Oman, such as Agritech and Aquaculture. While also discussing why Oman is the key emerging economy in the Middle East. The main objective was to create awareness of how Singapore Companies can prepare market entry strategies to tap Oman’s vast potential and get the chance to connect with Omani business leaders to explore partnerships.

5 – 7 Dec 2022: Green Hydrogen Summit Oman

Exclusive Offer for JSRS CSN

5 – 7 Dec 2022: Green Hydrogen Summit Oman Exclusive Offer for JSRS CSN
In an effort to support JSRS Certified Companies, businessgateways has partnered with Green Hydrogen Summit Oman 2022, to offer a special discount for JSRS CSN who are attending the Masterclass & Conference being held during the Event.
To avail this special discount*, please visit the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman Website – and register for the Masterclass / Conference.
We hope you and your team benefit by attending this unique event.

*Your discounted price will be provided on approval.

Invitation to participate in eTender Events on bidproc

eTender Invite: Disposal of Explosives and Security Detection System in Saudi Arabia on bidproc

eTender ID 18: Disposal of Explosives and Security Detection System

Al Qahtani Auction Company (SQC) LLC is disposing Explosives and Security Detection System, at Al Qahtani Auction Company Square (Dammam), Saudi Arabia, through Sealed Bid eTender methodology. Assets disposed are on an ‘as is where is’ basis. Click here to view eTender details.

eTender ID 19: Disposal of Classic Trains in Saudi Arabia

Al Qahtani Auction Company (SQC) LLC, on behalf of Saudi Arabia Railways, are disposing 9 Trains at Al Qahtani Auction Company Square (Dammam), Saudi Arabia, through Sealed Bid eTender methodology. Assets disposed are on an ‘as is where is’ basis.
Click here to view eTender details.

eTender ID 19: Disposal of Classic Trains in Saudi Arabia

JSRS Buyers Community Happenings

Current Projects related to Operators & Buyers on JSRS

Jack-up rig spuds exploration well off Oman

In a bid to bolster hydrocarbon production and reserves, Masirah Oil, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Rex International, has started drilling an exploration well offshore Oman, using a jack-up rig from Shelf Drilling. Read More
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Galfar JV lands Shell project work in Oman

Galfar Engineering & Contracting has announced that its JV with Catering & Supplies Company has been awarded a OMR 32 Million (83.1 Million) contract by Shell Development Oman for the construction of the field operating base in Block 10. Read More

Oman Business Happenings

Current Projects on the Market

Browse through the various upcoming projects and tenders that are being floated by
JSRS Buyers Community, EPCs and Contractors. 
Explore News Snippets

Enabling ICV through SME / LCC Obligation Based Contract Opportunities

The JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS), is a special initiative by the Oman Ministry of Energy and Minerals, to offer Equal Opportunities to Omani SMEs / LCCs, during the process of dispersing ICV based Obligation Contract Awards. The JSRS-CMS is a one-stop platform integrating Supplier Sourcing, Response, Award & Tracking of the entire Project’s / Contract’s Supply Chain.
In October 2022, 6 Local Suppliers were Awarded SME / LCC Obligation Based Contract Opportunities through the JSRS-CMS. Here is a breakdown of SME / LCC Obligation Based Contract Opportunities provided to certified Suppliers on the JSRS-CMS within the Oil & Gas and Other Industries in Oman.
BGI would like to welcome the following new Contractors who joined the JSRS-CMS in November:
  • Contract Resources Technical & Industrial Services LLC
  • Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East (Oman Branch)
JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS)
SME / LCC Obligation based Contract Opportunities provided via JSRS-CMS
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ICV (In-Country Value) Speak

Explore Current ICV-related Market News

OIA announces 10 national projects with investment of over OMR 750 Million

OIA announces 10 national projects with investment of over OMR 750 Million

Marking the 52nd National Day, Oman Investment Authority (OIA) announced the beginning of the inauguration of 10 national projects distributed geographically in a number of governorates across different sectors, with an investment value of +OMR 750 Million. Read More

Ta’zeez Training Programme for SMEs

PDO recently conducted its Ta’zeez Training Programme, the objective of which is to train & equip Omani SMEs to effectively compete and win opportunities from PDO.

To enable SMEs participate in ICV based SME Obligation contracts, BGI presented the JSRS and trained the attendees on receiving, responding and bidding for opportunities, online on the JSRS. They were also trained on the utilization of the JSRS-CMS, which contains a comprehensive eTendering module, that enable transparent procurement events.

Ta’zeez Training Programme for SMEs

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Past Event Highlights

18 November 2022: Oman Celebrated its 52nd National Day

Under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, who affirmed his constant quest to advance Oman’s modern cultural and economic status, the Sultanate of Oman marked the 52nd National Day anniversary on 18 November 2022.

Addressing the citizens of Oman, His Majesty the Sultan highlighted the significance of national identity.

“Openness to the world must be in a balanced, clear-cut manner.

When interacting with technology, we must hold on to our originality,”

His Majesty the Sultan has also emphasised the role of education and vocational training in the labour market. Technical Education will be aligned with General Education so that they, together, nurture Technical Specialization.

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has endorsed 2050 as the year for achieving zero carbon emissions. A national plan for this objective includes the establishment of Oman Sustainability Center, based on the outputs of the Carbon Management Laboratory.

The Government Digital Transformation Program is also set to achieve the goals set out for Oman Vision 2040, with Automation of government services set to rise from 34% in 2020 to 80% by 2050, and the expected investment volume set at OMR 170 Million. Investments will be made in improving procedures, re-engineering government services, improving digital infrastructure, and empowering national competencies in digital transformation.

Allocations for the Governorates Development Program have increased to 20 Million Omani Rial (OMR) (USD 51.9 Million). The worth of additional projects endorsed for implementation during the rest of the 10th Five Year Plan (2021-2025) exceeds OMR 650 Million.

National Day Celebrations

The BGI Oman team celebrated Oman’s 52nd National Day with great pride, good food and fanfare!

National Day Celebrations

BGI Oman – CSR Activity

BGI visited the Oncology Department of Royal Hospital, Oman, and distributed gifts to the children as part of our CSR initiative known as ‘Masoolia’.

We pray for the wellbeing of the little ones and wish them a speedy recovery.

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Upcoming Events



11 AM OST | 60 Minutes

JSRS Support Webinar (English)

This webinar will focus on the various modules in JSRS related to business opportunities and how you can configure these to avoid missing out on enquiries. Attend this webinar to maximise your utilization of the JSRS, the benefits of Contracts Management and Tender Opportunities. Register to attend


6, 20 & 27

10 AM – 11:30 AM (OST)
90 Minutes

JSRS Certified Suppliers Network – Support Session

This in-person classroom sessions are exclusively for Certified Suppliers who want to learn more about the opportunities available to the JSRS CSN. Please note: Only 2 individuals per company are permitted to attend the session. Login to book your seats

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JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS)

JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS)

The JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS), is a one-stop platform integrating Supplier Sourcing, Response, Award & Tracking of the entire Project’s/Contract’s Supply Chain. Become a JSRS Certified Supplier to participate in the Online Enquiries through the JSRS-CMS. Download Brochure
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Gain FREE access to online market reports based on countries and sectors published by the Oxford Business Group (OBG) and The Energy Year (TEY). Register as a Supplier on JSRS to access the online market reports. Read More

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Meet our Champions at businessgateways

In this section, we are bringing our staff to the spotlight, highlighting their roles and how they have helped in bringing businessgateways to where it stands today. This month we would like to introduce you to:

Noorul Huda

Noorul Huda

Accounts Executive

Noorul Huda is currently working as an Accounts Executive at businessgateways (Oman). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance and has been working with us since 2016.
She is an exceptional team member who has proved her worth by managing the Accounts and Supplier Approval process with utmost accuracy and precision. Her engagement with clients in order to provide them the support to complete the Payment Process and JSRS Payment Approval related support has been appreciated by clients and team members.
Her exceptional knowledge, experience and great personality are continuously helping us achieve excellence every day. We would like to thank Noorul for her time and contribution. Kudos to Noorul, our businessgateways Champion!
You can reach out to her for any accounts related support on JSRS at

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