By: Haitham Seliman
Riyadh – Mubasher: The National Unified Procurement Company (NUPCO), which is fully-owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), on Thursday celebrated its new identity as it aspires to be a major player in the Saudi healthcare sector.
Through its strategy for 2020, the company aims to enhance cooperation with local and international partners to allow society to provide the highest level of health services in the public sector, in line with Vision 2030.
In the new identity ceremony, the company signed a supply agreement with the Saudi National Guard Health Affairs and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA).
Last year, the company held 136 competitions with the participation of 54 public entities, with national factories accounting 27% of the total value of provided medicine and medical supplies, NUPCO CEO, Fahad Al Shebel, revealed.
In addition, NUPCO developed its logistics services in six main centres, as it aims to build a modern infrastructure to increase efficiency and enhance the digital transformation.
The CEO added that the company depends on national calibres in management and operations, as the Saudization rate reached 85% in 2019.