Over 200 of Sarawak Energy’s vendors in 2021 are Sarawakian Bumiputera

Abdul Hamed delivering his speech during the SEVAA 2021 ceremony at a local hotel today (March 2, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 2: Over 200 or 40 per cent of some 500 vendors engaged by Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) in 2021 are Sarawakian Bumiputera.

Sarawak Energy chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said the share of works awarded to Sarawakian Bumiputera vendors since 2016 has exceeded RM2.8 billion.

A lot of them, he added, had shown outstanding performances and even surpassed the non-Bumiputera.

To strengthen vendor performance management mechanisms and foster closer ties with vendors, Sarawak Energy had since 2020 introduced the Sarawak Energy Vendors Appraisal & Award (SEVAA) program, an annual event part of its procurement transformation initiatives.

“SEVAA recognises top performing vendors for their exceptional service to Sarawak Energy. It is benchmarked against the best practices of other major industry players in the region.

“It assesses overall vendor performance based on their compliance with HSSE, quality, delivery, responsiveness, and integrity requirements.

“It allows us to identify top performers as well as vendors who require assistance in closing identified gaps,” he said during SEVAA 2021 ceremony officiated by Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at a local hotel here today.

Through the SEVAA program, Abdul Hamed said Sarawak Energy saw improved ratings for vendors in 2021 whereby almost 80 per cent of the vendors are in the A and B ratings, which is a 9 per cent improvement compared to the previous year.

With the data he assured the effectiveness of SEVAA program in upgrading the quality of works delivered by vendors.

The award giving ceremony was officiated by Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

A total of 11 vendors with outstanding performances in 2021 were recognised for excellence in contract delivery through seven awards.

Ody Enterprise and Mega Electrical Engineering Services were the recipients for ‘Best Works’ award.

Shorefield Sdn Bhd received ‘Best Bumiputera Vendor’ award while Faizal Engineering (FBI) Trading Limbang and Geoimpact Resources received ‘Promising Bumiputera Vendor’ award.

For ‘Best Service Provider’ Awards, the winners wete Melbourne Business School in Australia, Crest Business Solution Sdn Bhd and NIOSH Certification Sdn Bhd.

Pine Contract & Supplies received the ‘Best Supplier’ award, while Jurutera Azan Bersekutu received the ‘Best Local Consultant’ award and Vriens & Partners Pte Ltd won the ‘Best International Consultant’ award.

Among others present were Minister for Utility and Telecommunication Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Deputy Minister for Utility Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni, Sarawak Energy Bumiputera Participation Board Committee chairman Datuk Idris Buang and Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili. — DayakDaily