Public Procurement Project of the Year

Department Of Culture and Tourism (DCT)

Mother of the Nation Project

In 2021, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) through its Procurement Department appointed an experienced Abu Dhabi-based event management company for the planning, management and execution of the Mother of the Nation 2021 Festival (MOTN). The aim of the festival has been and is to create, an annual flagship community festival, which involves family and kids’ activities to celebrate, commemorate and honour the inspirational values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. The logistics to arrange the event this year were far more complex and required meticulous planning and coordination due to the pandemic restrictions in place.

Judges’ comments: 

Some excellent thinking out of the box, lessons learned, different way of working and early engagement, it can be challenging trying to direct a new way of working especially under time pressures.. Excellent project and approach.